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Prince Edward High celebrates National FFA Week

The Prince Edward County High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 20-27. This year’s theme, “Amplify!” embraced more than 85 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.

More than half a million members participated in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture. Designated as National FFA Week in 1947, FFA Week is also the week of George Washington’s birthday.

FFA Week gives members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During that week chapters conduct a variety of activities. Prince Edward County HS FFA celebrated National FFA Week by participating in a canned food drive that turned into disaster relief supplies and canned food for the Appomattox Disaster Relief Project, Ag Facts and Question of the Day Contest, Blue and Gold Day wearing FFA gear and a visit from state FFA officers with a program and social afterwards.

Today’s FFA members seek to be the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.

National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.