February 24, 2011

Memphis FFA Celebrates 2011 National FFA Week, February 19-26

The Memphis FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week February 19-26, 2011. Infinite Potential is the theme this year and it embodies all the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization, the blue corduroy jacket, a symbol of pride and tradition, to the bright future of agriculture and the traditions of leadership and hard work. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.

The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for all youth. 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. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.

As a part of National FFA Week, Memphis FFA members are planning the following special events:

Sunday: FFA Sunday at Gorin Christian Church

Tuesday: Farmer Day, Jr. High Assembly

Wednesday: Official Dress Day, PALS Presentation, Ag Olympics

Thursday: FFA Community Breakfast 7-8:15, FFA for the Cure-Pink Out Day

Friday: FFA Shirt Day, Truck & Tractor Day, Ag Career Day, FFA Alumni 11 Pt. Pitch Tournament and Carry-In 6:30 pm in the high school commons

Memphis FFA members are the leaders of tomorrow. They are well-mannered, perceptive and willing to help others through community service such as the Christmas Adopt-A-Child program, as well as Thanksgiving food drive. They are success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals. FFA gives many young people an important push to consider their futures- what kind of people, citizens and professionals they intend to be.

FFA builds leaders, and leaders impact the future.

National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Carhartt as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA and supports programs by working with sponsors to raise funds for scholarships that are awarded to outstanding members.

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