February 16 marks the beginning of one of the most exciting week of the year: National FFA Week! FFA members, alumni and supporters across the nation will celebrate all things FFA through school events, banquets, community service projects and more…
The theme for this year’s FFA Week celebration is “Grow.” It’s an opportunity for us to think about why the food we grow is important, why the skills we grow are important and why the families and communities we grow are important.
Each day during FFA Week, we’re going to write a blog post about how we grow here at National FFA, and post the link on Facebook and Twitter. We challenge you to do the same!
We’ll give you a prompt pertaining to a key area of growth for each day of the week. For each prompt. write a blog post, a Facebook status update and/or a Tweet and tell us how you have grown or hope to grow in that area. Why is it important to you? Why is it important for the agriculture industry, and for our society as a whole?
If you won’t have time to participate every day during FFA Week, no problem. You can jump in on days when it’s most convenient for you.
We’ll remind you what the theme is each day via our National FFA Facebook page and Twitter account. But, for those of you who like to think ahead, here’s the schedule:
Saturday, Feb 16
Grow your network
We get by with a little help from our friends! How can you best connect with people who will help you grow personally and professionally?
Sunday, Feb. 17
Grow your skill set
What are your strengths and weaknesses? What skills will you need to work on in order to succeed in school and on the job?
Monday, Feb. 18
Grow your knowledge
It’s so important to stay in the know. Where do you go to find the latest information about agriculture, career opportunities, etc?
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Grow your resources
What resources do you need to succeed? How will you fund your idea for a Community Garden SAE? How will you pay for college or trade school? What does your FFA chapter need in order to carry out your Program of Activities?
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Grow your teams
In both school and the working world, it’s important to be a team player? How can you grow as a member of a team? How can you grow into a team leader?
Thursday, Feb. 21
Grow your FFA chapter
How do you keep your FFA chapter growing strong? How do you recruit new members and keep them engaged?
Friday, Feb. 22
Grow your community
What are some of the problems facing your school or community? What can you do to help, so that everyone can live happier, healthier lives?
Please share your blogs and status updates with us by…
a.) Posting a link to your blog in the comments section of our blog.
b.) Liking the National FFA Organization Facebook page, and tagging us in your posts (@National FFA Organization.)
c.) Marking your tweets with the hashtags #ffaweek13 and #grow
We’re looking forward to reading your posts. Here’s to the best FFA Week ever!