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Wheeler Celebrates National FFA Week

Courtesy of Wheeler County FFA

This year, Wheeler County Future Farmers of America (FFA) will celebrate National FFA Week on February 26-March 1.

The National FFA Board of Directors designated the weeklong tradition, which began in 1948, recognizing Washington's legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. A group of young farmers founded FFA in 1928, and the organization has been influencing generations that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting — it involves science, business and more.

The National FFA Organization is a schoolbased national youth leadership development organization of more than 945,000 student members as part of 9,163 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

To celebrate National FFA Week, Wheeler County FFA members at the middle and high school are invited to participate in a variety of activities. We encourage all FFA members to dress up each day of the week with the following days: Monday- Far Far Away Day; Tuesday- Ag Occupation Day; Wednesday Dress Like a Teacher Day; Thursday- Jersey Day; Friday- Blue & Gold/ FFA T-shirt Day.

Our middle and high school FFA officers will go over to the elementary school on Monday, February 26, to read to the Pre-K through 3rd grade classes. All FFA members will have the chance to participate in our low-country boil cookout on Friday, March 1. The middle and high school FFA students each have some of their own activities that they are planning to support the students and community members.

We look forward to a successful and fun National FFA Week. Thank you for all your support for our local FFA chapters!

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