And it is totally worth it!
As an Agriculture Teacher, you and your students can’t wait for FFA Week. It is a time for FFA Chapters to bring together the community, school, and members to celebrate what a great organization FFA is! FFA was founded in 1928, with 33 students from 18 states in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2013, Membership hit an all-time high with 579,678 members in 7,570 chapters throughout the entire nation. FFA is not just for farmers or someone who grew up on a farm. There are FFA programs throughout the country in urban and even city locations. FFA teaches premier leaders, personal growth, and career success. It helps students achieve leadership skills, public speaking opportunities, and a chance to set themselves above the rest through Career Development and Leadership Development events.
Chapters celebrate the week with fun dress up days, serving the community breakfast, and activities! Our chapter was no different. I dressed up as a Ninja Turtle, farmer, and even got out my FFA jacket, and yes it still does fit! Our students arrived at school at 4:00 am on Tuesday to cook breakfast for our community and supporters. It was a chance to show our thanks for everyone who has supported us throughout the year and continues to do so.
With the Superbowl commercial, “So God made a Farmer.” Many people are thinking about agriculture who wouldn’t normally bring it up as a topic. FFA week is a chance for our chapter to showcase our accomplishments and thank those who have helped us achieve them.
FFA and agriculture class focus on helping students succeed. Everyone needs a farmer every and every day to eat food, have clothes to wear, and even use household products. Just because you didn’t live on a farm, grow up on a farm, or plan to farm doesn’t mean you can’t join or support one of the nation’s largest students organizations.