February 25, 2011

National FFA week: Infinite potential

It's National FFA Week and there have been some great stories around Nebraska about FFA - and many Nebraska FFA chapters are holding special events to celebrate.

The theme for this year is Infinite Potential – and it embodies all the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization, the blue corduroy jacket, to the bright future of agriculture and the traditions of leadership and hard work. More than half a million members around the nation are participating in National FFA Week activities at local and state levels.

National FFA Week was launched in 1947 to take place over George Washington's birthday – Presidents Day now. The goal is to tell America about the great opportunities available for all youth and how FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.

You can find out what some of the Nebraska chapters were up to this week at the Nebraska FFA Foundation webiste.

For reports on FFA week in Nebraska, click here and here.

Jordyn Lechtenberg, Nebraska state FFA president also shared her thoughts on National FFA Week at the DIRT blog. Lechtenberg's family has a cow/calf operation and farm corn, soybeans and alfalfa. She'd currently a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in agricultural banking and finance and minoring in entrepreneurship.

Also be sure to check out Nebraska FFA's Facebook page.

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