INDIANAPOLIS- The Independence FFA Chapter in Independence, IA will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 21-28. This year’s theme is Go All Out! 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. Independence FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by holding a District Dodgeball Tournament to start the week, a senior high assembly, a tour of the John Deere Tractor Works Facility, a senior high canned food drive and a junior high dance. During the week, members will also participate in the first round of leadership career development event contests at Hawkeye Community College. Get the full list of the 2015 National FFA Week activities by CLICKING HERE.
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.