With a nod to the time around President’s day, the New London FFA will celebrate National FFA Week February 19-26.
FFA Week was picked to celebrate George Washington’s early contribution to agriculture with his plantation and even animals at the White House.
“Infinite Potential” is the theme this year and it embodies all the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization, the blue corduroy jacket, a symbol of pride and tradition, to the bright future of agriculture and the traditions of leadership and hard work. 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 America about the great opportunities available for all youth. From its beginnings in 1928 (New London chartered in 1934) 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 and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.
Some of New London FFA activities for FFA Week are: $2 breakfast on Tuesday in the HS commons; ice cream cones in the agriculture room after school Wednesday; lunchroom activities like milk races, apple bobbing and cow pie
eating; Show some spirit with pj,s and slippers, camo, plaid or blue and
gold FFA day. The chapter will also show their appreciation to staff and host an
alumni lunch on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m.
FFA members are the leaders of tomorrow. They are well-mannered, perceptive and willing to help others through community service such as helping Mosquito Hill during their Harvest Moon Fest with a petting zoo.
They are success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals. FFA gives many young people an important push to consider their futures- what kind of people, citizens and professionals they intend to be.
FFA builds leaders, and leaders impact the future.