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National FFA Week Feb. 15-22

Eden Valley Watkins FFA Chapter celebrates 2014 National FFA Week, Feb. 15-22

The Eden Valley Watkins FFA chapter in Eden Valley will celebrate National FFA Week, 
Feb. 15-22. This year’s theme is Ignite and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.

Designated as National FFA Week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday is FFA Week, and runs from Saturday to Saturday. FFA Week gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture.

During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education. Eden Valley Watkins FFA chapter will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities: Rootbeer floats will be served at the elementary schools Thursday, Feb. 20, and at the secondary school Friday, Feb. 21. This activity is sponsored by the EV-W FFA alumni chapter.

Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.

National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.