Eighty-six chapters of the North Dakota FFA will celebrate National FFA Week February 16-23, 2019. National FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Over 653,000 members with a passion for agriculture will participate in activities at local, state and national levels.
Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their schools and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education. Members of the ND FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in activities including themed dress-up days, fundraisers, banquets and educational lyceums within their school.
“National FFA week is one of the best weeks of the year and a time we really value,” says Tamra Maddock, Executive Director of the North Dakota FFA Foundation. “Any opportunity to educate the public about agriculture is something we all appreciate, so having a week dedicated to doing just that is really special.”
Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, FFA members across the state and nation are preparing for more than 250 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resource industries.