FFA NEWS RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS – CARSON CITY, NEV.(February 16, 2012) – The Nevada FFA Association’s student state officers met with Governor Sandoval on February 15 where he signed the proclamation declaring National FFA Week on February 18 through 25, 2012. I Believe is this year’s theme, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than half a million nationwide members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels.
The state officers plan to spend the week visiting various businesses and supporters as well as media outlets to talk about Nevada FFA and Agricultural Education. The officers are also kicking off a year-long campaign entitled “Nevada FFA Loves ___.” The purpose is to show appreciation of others by identifying who and what Nevada Agricultural Education and FFA loves.
There are 20 local chapters throughout Nevada, which include 1,827 agricultural education students. Celebration activities vary between chapters. They include service projects, writing media articles, and conducting promotional activities within schools.
FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, they prepare for the more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.
National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Carhartt as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and annually encompasses February 22, George Washington’s birthday.About National FFA Organization The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,739 student members – all preparing for leadership in the careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture – as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. 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. Visit www.ffa.org for more information and follow us on Facebook, and Twitter and FFA Nation. About Nevada FFA The Nevada FFA Association is structured similarly to the National FFA Organization. Every student enrolled in a secondary agricultural education course is a FFA member. There are 1,827 members in 20 chapters. Visit www.nvaged.com for more information and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. About Tractor Supply Company Tractor Supply Company is the leading retail farm and ranch store brand in America. Founded in 1938 as a mail order tractor parts business, Tractor Supply Company (also referred to as TSC) owns and operates more than 1,054 stores in 44 states supplying daily farm and ranch maintenance supplies to a targeted customer base. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply is a public company whose stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol TSCO. About Carhartt, Inc. Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with approximately 3,600 employees worldwide, Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, please visit www.carhartt.com.