Memphis FFA and FFA chapters across the nation will celebrate National FFA Week, February 18th-26th. The theme this year is Transform Purpose to Action. Chapters have activities planned to raise awareness about the National FFA Organization and the role it plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. The week-long tradition started in 1948. Each year, National FFA Week runs Saturday to Saturday, encompassing President George Washington’s February 22nd birthday in recognition of Washington’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
FFA was founded by a group of young farmers in 1928. Its mission is to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. Since the founding members the organization has taught generations that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting – it involves science, business and much more.
Today, FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet new agricultural challenges by helping members develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. Members prepare for careers as biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs.
Memphis FFA activities and events include:
Saturday, February 18th – Card Party in the High School Commons from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monday, February 20th – KMEM Coffee Break, No School.
Tuesday, February 21st – No School.
Wednesday, February 22nd – Pajama Day.
Thursday, February 23rd – Wear Official Dress.
Friday, February 24th – Drive trucks or tractors to school and dress like a farmer.
Wednesday thru Friday – FFA students will be going into the elementary classrooms to do lessons on Agriculture.
Saturday, February 25th – Community Appreciation Breakfast in the Ag Building from 7:00-9:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, February 26th – Those members who choose to will all go to church together wearing official dress.