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Published February 22, 2010, 02:14 PM

National FFA Week is celebrated Feb. 20-27

WORTHINGTON — FFA Chapters from around the country will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 20-27.

By: DAILY GLOBE, Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — FFA Chapters from around the country will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 20-27.

“Lead Out Loud” is the theme this year as members pledge to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.

The focus of National FFA Week is to tell the community and the country about the great opportunities available through FFA. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills, as well as preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.

FFA members are the leaders of tomorrow and dedicated to community service activities. Whether it’s working with elementary children or serving as a chapter officer, FFA members make a positive difference on those around them. They are successoriented students who are driven to achieve their goals. FFA builds leaders, and leaders impact the future.

FFA members have opportunities to attend national leadership conferences, start their own businesses, and apply for awards and scholarships. Through classroom instruction and hands-on learning, agricultural education and FFA are making a positive difference in the lives of students.

FFA members are our future engineers, scientists, teachers and producers. One of every five Americans is employed in the food, fiber and natural resources industries, and FFA members are preparing for one of those 300 careers in agriculture.

National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Carhartt as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. For more information about National FFA Week, visit www.ffa.org/ffaweek.

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