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National FFA Week

Might be a good time for a regional club to reach out to a local chapter and make some plans for a get-together this spring or summer:

February 19th through the 26th is National FFA Week, a week set aside to spread the word about agriculture, agricultural education and the FFA. Anna Peissig is from Colby, a small town in central Wisconsin and serves as Wisconsin State FFA Reporter this year. She first got involved in FFA when she moved to a new school as a freshman. Her cousin at the school got her into the Creed Speaking contest “and my career just kind of took-off from there.”

Now a college student majoring in elementary education, Peissig says people are constantly surprised by how much agricultural education has changed. “It’s actually a large, science-based industry because there is so much that goes into making those farms productive.” As a result, there are over 27 million careers in agriculture today and the FFA is constantly evolving to prepare members for those careers.

Today there are 523,309 FFA members in 7,487 chapters across 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Of that membership, 27% live in rural farm areas, 39% live in rural non-farm areas and 34% live in urban and suburban areas.
Source: Brownfield Network

1 Comment

  1. Vicki Said,

    February 24, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    My daughter, Taylor Hardy, is an active FFA member and she has learned leadership skills and strengthened her public speaking skills through FFA. Please support FFA whenever you get the chance.

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