FFA chapters across the country are taking part in National FFA Week activities.
Every years, members make it their goal to share with local, state and national audiences why FFA matters and how it impacts members.
Every day this week, there’s a specific theme or dress-up day. Throughout the week, if you visit your local Tractor Supply, you can donate $1 at checkout to support your local FFA chapters.
Friday Feb. 23 is National Wear Blue Day to show off your FFA pride.
Many ag leaders, including Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue have been in on the action. Perdue tweeted a photo which he calls is the most FFA-ers he’s had in a selfie.
After membership bottomed during the 1980s farm crisis, the National FFA says it’s membership numbers have been steadily growing since roughly 2010, and they hope the trend continues.
“Our number of chapters have grown, and we also have record high membership,” said Larry Gossen, local program success specialist with National FFA.”
The Neligh-Oakdale FFA Chapter in Neligh, Nebraska is one chapter recently restarted after being cut due to state funding. The program in rural Nebraska was out of the classroom for a decade.