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Celebrate National FFA Week


Last updated 2/26/2017 at 6:09pm

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...

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