Friday, February 14, 2014
It's National FFA Week (February 15-22)
and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is proud to support every young man
and woman who wears the blue jacket.
This year's theme is "Ignite." Mariah Dale-Anderson, who heads
up IFB's Youth
Education Program (YEA!), said, "The theme reflects the real
purpose of the program - to ignite these young people's potential
for leadership, personal growth, and career success." The week is
packed full of fun and creative activities to promote agriculture,
such as Ag Olympics, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
activities, public speaking events, volunteering, and hosting
appreciation luncheons, she added.
The week of George Washington's birthday was designated as National FFA Week
in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. FFA Week
always runs from Saturday to Saturday, so it includes February 22,
IFB believes in FFA for more than just one week, though. For
Farm Bureau and its members, FFA support is a 365-day-a-year
commitment. This can best be seen through the YEA! Program,
sponsored by Illinois Farm Bureau and affiliate companies.
Illinois Farm Bureau would like to wish the FFA organization a
safe and exciting National FFA Week.
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