Did you know that in 1947, at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting, the week of George Washington’s birthday was designated as National FFA Week. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday. FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. It’s a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. There are a variety of events throughout the week that allow a chapter to communicate with others what FFA is all about and ignite a passion for agriculture! Some chapters host teacher appreciation breakfasts, others conduct “Ag Olympics” competitions, while still others reach out to the community through service projects. This is just a small sampling of how chapters promote FFA in their schools and communities.
The theme for this year is “Go All Out”. The Memphis FFA kicked off the festivities, traveling to the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) on Saturday February 14th.
On Monday the 23rd, supporters are reminded to wear their FFA Shirt. Then Tuesday the 24th is Flannel/Plaid Shirt Day at SCR-I. We encourage that everyone in the community wear their Flannel shirts. Wednesday the 25th is Camouflage Day. Members of the FFA will come to school covered from head to toe in their camouflage gear. Thursday February 26th is Official Dress. We would like to see all FFA members wearing their official dress to school on Thursday. Friday 27th is Truck/Tractor Day, and we will be meeting at the sale barn at 7:30 a.m. to drive them to the school. The Memphis FFA Chapter would love to see their members driving their trucks and their tractors on Friday.
Monday 23rd : FFA Shirt Day
Tuesday 24th : Flannel/Plaid Shirt Day
Wednesday 25th : Camouflage Day
Thursday 26th : Official Dress Day
Friday 27th : Truck/ Tractor Day -Meet at the sale barn at 7:30 A.M. to drive to the school.