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National FFA Week

POSTED 2/27/2014
Mohawk Valley FFA celebrates National FFA Week
The Mohawk Valley FFA in at OESJ High School celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 24-28. 

This year’s theme was "Ignite" and it embraced more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members participated in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture. 

During the week, Mohawk Valley FFA celebrated by participating in many activities. On Mint Monday, members attended all lunch periods talking with students about FFA, Agriculture Education, and opportunities that FFA could present to them. 

On Tuesday FFA members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the FFA Creed on the school's announcements. 

Wednesday members volunteered to be pied by any student wearing the FFA colors, blue or yellow. 

Thursday was staff appreciation day. Members wore their official dress as they distributed handmade chocolate lollipops to all of the high school staff. Friday completed the FFA week activities. All week the students promoted and marketed a can drive. Each high school class had the opportunity to bring in canned goods for donation. The class collecting the most cans will receive a ice cream party sponsored by Stewarts.  

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

National FFA Week was first designated in 1947. Officially, FFA Week is the the week of George Washington’s birthday, however, OESJ schools were on break that week so the activities were pushed back. 

Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry. 

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.