February 18-25 is 2012 National FFA Week


Chapters all over the U.S. will celebrate National FFA Week February 18-25, 2012. This year’s theme, “I Believe”, commemorates more than 80 years of FFA traditions, while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future.

Kindred, ND FFA Chapter with Rusty Halvorson & Shawna Aakre. FFA Chapter from Left to Right: Vice President Nathan Stachler, Treasurer Aaron Haux, President Dan Bjertness, Secretary David Talley, Reporter Casey Ricker

More than half a million nationwide members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. The week also gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters host teacher appreciation breakfasts, conduct “Ag Olympics” competitions, speak to the public about agriculture, volunteer for community service projects and more.

To celebrate, the officers from the FFA Chapter in Kindred, ND visited our office on Friday to record announcements that they will be sharing with their fellow high-school students.

The week of George Washington’s birthday (February 22nd) was designated as National FFA Week in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. FFA Week always runs from Saturday to Saturday, and encompasses February 22, Washington’s birthday.

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