Announcing the 2014-15 National FFA Theme

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All good things, they say, must come to end. That’s the case for “Ignite FFA” — the official theme for the National FFA Organization in 2013-14.

Alas, we have something new! Yep, that’s it right there at the top of the page. The 2014-15 National FFA Organization theme is Go All Out! Continue reading

FFA Week: On the road with Jason Wetzler

Kristy Meyer, a member of the National FFA Organization’s communications team, is in Florida this week with National FFA Vice President Jason Wetzler as he makes visits during National FFA Week. These are stories from his visits in the state. 


Monday, February 17, 2014 

FFA members from the Chipola FFA Federation spent their Presidents Day giving back to the community. Comprised of schools within the Chipola College district, the Chipola FFA Federation strives to support all FFA members through a variety of activities.

On Monday, members lived out the Living to Serve portion of the motto when they worked on completing the Covenant Hospice Yard Angel Project.

“Getting to help someone is really a wonderful experience,” said Faith Downthit, of the Grand Ridge FFA Chapter. The eighth grader said that she would absolutely recommend the opportunity to someone else if they wanted to lend a helping hand. Continue reading

Students use National FFA Week to share value of agricultural education, history of FFA

More than a half-million students in all 50 U.S. states this week 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.

It’s National FFA Week and a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. Continue reading

What is George Washington’s connection to National FFA Week?

National FFA Week is an annual tradition for members of the blue and gold across the country. It’s a time to celebrate FFA, to tell the story of FFA members and advocate for agriculture. And it always falls in the middle of February.

But why is that? Why isn’t FFA Week in the middle of May?  Why not celebrate National FFA Week during the annual National FFA Convention & Expo?

It all comes down to one (very important) guy: George Washington. Continue reading

Introducing… National FFA Update with CEO Dwight Armstrong

We’re excited to share with you the premiere episode of  National FFA CEO Dwight Armstrong’s monthly video update!

In each episode Dwight will share the latest and greatest news from the National FFA Organization, National FFA Foundation, and National FFA Alumni Association.

In this episode, Dwight talks about FFA Week, Ram Trucks “So God Made a Farmer” ad, and the Agricultural Career Network.

Finally, help Dwight win his Twitter battle against National FFA Advisor Steve Brown! Follow him @FFADwight. And feel free to tweet him your questions and comments. (If Twitter isn’t your thing, email him at darmstrong@ffa.org.)

Mississippi’s Attala County FFA makes a difference

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Local TV station WLBT out of Jackson, Mississippi recently reported on the amazing accomplishments of the Attala FFA chapter.

During FFA Week they participated in competitions, cleaned up two parks, and visited every school in the county to talk to kids about nutrition, food safety, exercise and bullying.

Get the full story here.

 

Flyte visits the Farm Machinery Show

Flyte the Owl, our fun-loving mascot, kicked off FFA Week last Friday at the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Check out some of the highlights from his trip:

You can follow Flyte on Twitter at @FlytetheOwl and #GoFlyteGo.