February 19, 2009
Memphis FFA Celebrates 2009 National FFA Week
Memphis Missouri- Memphis FFA will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 21-28, 2009. Step Up, Stand Out is the theme this year and more than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. Stepping up and standing out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but itís also a call to action for others. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities.
The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for youth in 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. From urban to rural schools, FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of success in one of the 300 careers in agriculture.
As a part of National FFA Week, Memphis FFA members are planning the following special events: FFA Barn Ball, FFA Support, FFA Goes to Church, FFA Skating Party, FFA Elementary Assembly, FFA Jr. High Recruitment Night, FFA Super Farmer Contest, FFA Pancake Breakfast, FFA Tractor Drive, FFA Alumni Card Party
FFA members are success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals and be the leaders of tomorrow. They stand out by recognizing the importance of being active in their schools and communities and are urged to step up when volunteers are sought, friendship is needed and leadership is required.
Through classroom instruction and hands-on learning, agricultural education and FFA are making a positive difference for members every day. FFA members have opportunities to attend national leadership conferences, develop a supervised agricultural experience project, learn life skills and serve their communities with civic engagement.
FFA members are our future engineers, scientists, teachers and producers. One of every five Americans is employed in the food, fiber and natural resources industries of agriculture, and Memphis FFA members are the future of these important industries.