It’s National FFA Week. More than a half-million students in all 50 states will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host community-wide events to help others in need. This week-long tradition – which started in 1948 – encompasses President George Washington’s birthday in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturalist and farmer. FFA was founded with the mission of preparing future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. Today – the organization continues to help the next generation rise up to meet new agricultural challenges by helping members develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.
Several activities are planned this week to raise awareness about the important role of the National FFA Organization in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. Follow National FFA Week activities on Twitter at #FFAweek.