State FFA officers meet with governor |

State FFA officers meet with governor

Staff Reports

The Nevada FFA Association’s student state officers met with Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday where he signed the proclamation declaring National FFA Week on Feb. 18-25. 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.