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National FFA Week celebration shares agriculture

Posted: Thursday, Feb 21st, 2013

SLV President Shantel Harris and SLV Executive Committee Member Racheal Valdez pose with Mayor Kathy Rogers after she signed a Proclamation declaring this week FFA Week; Greenhands Kelsey Arellano and Deserae Gomez get into the spirt of “Dress like a Hillbilly Day” during the Annual Teacher Breakfast served by Alamosa FFA members during FFA Week. Photos courtesy of Kevin Rice

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters host teacher appreciation breakfasts, conduct “Ag Olympics” competitions, speak to the public about agriculture, volunteer for community service projects and more.

The week of George Washington’s birthday was designated as National FFA Week in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. FFA Week always runs from Saturday to Saturday, and encompasses February 22, Washington’s birthday.

All six of the Valley FFA Chapters are celebrating FFA Week along with the other half million FFA members across the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico.

This week, the Alamosa FFA hosted a number of events including a Teacher's Breakfast, a freshman introduction and a roping contest. Today the festivities continue with a hale bale toss at lunch time.

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