The Troy FFA in Troy, Pa. will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 22-29, 2020. This FFA Week embraces more than 92 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 700,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.
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 school and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education. Troy FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities: collecting for the Farmer’s Care Food Drive, competing in the agronomy career development contest at the Bradford County Conservation District, cooking a breakfast for the teachers at the high school, going to Hoss’s to visit with other members and a State FFA Officer, trivia each day, dress up days at the school, a social event at Troy Skateland, writing letters to military members and families, and practicing prepared speeches for an upcoming competition day at Canton High School.
In a release, it was stated, “Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agriculture and hands-on learning, they are preparing for more than 250 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industries.”
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth, and career success training through agricultural education to more than 700,000 student members who belong to one of 8,600 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Eight-plus million alumni members throughout the U.S also support the organization.