Get ready to see some active FFA members in your communities. It’s National FFA Week! This week provides an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and supporters to advocate for ag education and FFA. Each FFA chapter sets up their own programming for the week, but we know some will be doing community service projects, doing “Ag Olympics” competitions and hosting appreciation breakfasts for their communities or teachers.
Want a quick history lesson?
National FFA Week did not start out as a week-long event, but a National Day. According to the National FFA Association, National FFA Day started in 1933. The week-long tradition began in 1947, when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week. This was to recognize Washington’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first official National FFA Week was in 1948. Today, the Week always starts on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday and includes George Washington’s birthday.
You can get in on the action on social media. Post your FFA memories, photos and what’s going on with FFA in your own communities on social media using #ffaweek. Let’s all join together to ignite FFA and agricultural education.