The National FFA Organization is celebrating National FFA week this week. Step Up, Stand Out is the theme this year, challenging FFA members to step up to responsibilities, stand out from the rest of the crowd and reach for success.
Nearly half a million FFA members across the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.
During the week, national FFA officers will travel to different regions in the United States to visit local FFA chapters, participate in special events and visit with their state legislators, and in some cases, their governors. Individual chapters plan a weeklong schedule of events to promote FFA and agriculture in their schools and communities.
They use this time to plan community service and environmental awareness activities, outreach events for elementary-age children and appreciation programs for teachers and alumni. Chapters have the chance to participate in the National FFA Week Contest and the first place chapter is featured on the FFA Today television show.