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Iowa FFA chapters celebrate National FFA Week

This week marks National FFA Week.

Nearly 650,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities including Iowa and at national levels, according to The National FFA Organization.

The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

The members today still have that same passion for agriculture.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA.

It’s a time to share with other Iowans and national audiences what FFA is, and the impact it has on members every day.

There are a variety of events throughout the week that allow a chapter to communicate with others what FFA is all about and ignite a passion for agriculture!

Some Iowa chapters are hosting teacher appreciation breakfasts, others conduct “Ag Olympics” competitions, while still others reach out to the community through service projects.

FFA members continue to make a impact on their schools and communities.

Tweet about National FFA Week. Use the hashtag #iaffaweek and #iaffa17 to share what you’re doing this week as a FFA member.