White County FFA celebrated FFA Week Feb. 17-24
By Kim Swindell Wood | March 12, 2018 6:58 am
The White County FFA chapter at White County High School celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24, 2018. This FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members participated in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.
Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct activities to help others in their school and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education. White County FFA studied about milk, pasteurization, homogenization and making butter and sour cream. Shown in the photograph is with FFA officers is Representative Paul Sherrill who visited with FFA members at the high school during FFA week. FFA members also set up information areas for the vocational agricultural programs of study for the eighth grade student and parent visit.FFA members across the state of Tennessee are looking forward to attending the annual Tennessee FFA convention which will be held in Gatlinburg in March.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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.
The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.To become a member of FFA, the student must be enrolled in an agricultural class, and pay membership dues. For more information about studying agricultural classes and becoming a member of the FFA at White County High School, contact Charles R. Cooper and Kyler Moore, agricultural instructors, at the high school.