The Nashville FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. “Go All Out!” is this year’s theme and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state, and national levels.
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. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.
As a part of National FFA Week, Nashville FFA members are planning some special events like a grain contest, a milk chugging contest, and a coloring contest for Washington County 1st graders. Some of the fun activities include driving tractors to school, the annual cookout, and dress-up days like camo day, Deere vs. International day, Official Dress day, and FFA day. To show appreciation for support throughout the year, members will serve the entire NCHS faculty and staff lunch on the Wednesday of FFA Week.
FFA members also have the opportunity to participate in other various events like tractor driving, an FFA cookout, morning trivia, and a pop for prizes activity. These events get everybody in the chapter involved it is always a very exciting week that people look forward to all year. To kick off FFA Week, Mayor Kolweier visits the Nashville FFA Officers to sign the Official National FFA Week Proclamation.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. To accomplish its mission, FFA develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership. They also have opportunities to attend national leadership conferences, develop a supervised agricultural experience learning project, attain life skills, and serve their communities with civic engagement.
FFA members are the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Their well-mannered attitude and willingness to help others through community service allows them to become success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals. The FFA gives youth the important push they need to consider their futures and what kind of people, citizens, and professionals they intend to be. Because of FFA, leaders are built and developed to impact the future.
Nashville FFA Chapter
Celebrating FFA Week