Elgin FFA to Observe National FFA Week

The Elgin FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week February 19-26, 2011.  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 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.

As a part of National FFA Week, Elgin FFA members are planning the following special events:

• Monday, February 21st – FFA Coloring Contest for all Elementary Students

• Tuesday, February 22nd – FFA Fact Day. Officers will ask students facts about FFA for prizes throughout the day. FFA Fact posters will be displayed in schools and around town.

• Wednesday, February 23rd – Drive your tractor to school day.

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