National FFA Week


America Lemus Zavala, Reporter

FFA is an organization that teaches leadership skills and prepares kids for careers in the agricultural field. FFA was founded in 1928 and has been running for over 90 years. National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to raise awareness about the organization’s role in developing agriculture’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. National FFA Week is celebrated during the week of George Washington’s birthday as he was a huge part of agriculture during his time. This year, National FFA Week started on February 19 and will end on February 26. FFA Chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week every year in different ways. The Porterville FFA Chapter organized a week of lunch activities and dress-up days to celebrate. On Tuesday, 2/22, the dress-up was class colors, and they planned an obstacle course; on Wednesday, 2/23, they had a stick horse barrel race, and the dress-up was pink attire; on Thursday, 2/24, the dress-up was sports gear, and the lunch activity was a tractor pull. Lastly, on Friday, 2/25, the dress-up was FFA Gear, and the activity was a lunch meeting for the FFA members. Non-FFA members were welcomed to join in any lunch activities that appealed to them. Overall, National FFA Week is an essential way to spread awareness about their organization.