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Celebrate National FFA Week

 


National FFA Week is celebrated by FFA chapters all over the U.S. In 1947, the National FFA Board of Directors designated National FFA Week as the week that includes George Washington’s birthday, in order to recognize his legacy of being an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948 and today always runs from Saturday to Saturday, encompassing Washington’s birthday on February 22.

In the beginning, the celebration was actually National FFA Day rather than a week-long event. According to the National FFA Convention Proceedings in 1933, FFA Day was created as follows: “Stewart of Montana requested the floor at this time to present a matter of general interest. He suggested the idea of having a special Future Farmer Day some time during 1934, preferably on one of the regular national FFA broadcasting days. It was pointed out that the various state associations could perhaps plan special state broadcasts also on that day and that chapters might plan their father and son banquets on the date specified. The idea seemed to meet with general delegate approval and after some discussion it was moved by Stewart that the Board of Trustees arrange for such a day; motion passed.”

 

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