North Dakota FFA celebrates 2018 National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24

North Dakota FFA Foundation
Farm Forum

BISMARCK, N.D. – The 84 chapters that make up the North Dakota FFA (ND FFA) will celebrate National FFA Week February 17-24, 2018. National FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members with a passion for agriculture will participate in activities at local, state and national levels.

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 a variety of activities to help others in their schools and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education. Members of the ND FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in activities including themed dress-up days, fundraisers, banquets and educational lyceums within their school.

“National FFA week is a special time for our organization and something we look forward to all year,” says Tamra Maddock, executive director of the North Dakota FFA Foundation. “We enjoy any time when we can help educate the public about agriculture, so having a week designated to that cause is very valuable to us.”

Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, FFA members across the state and nation are preparing for 255 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resource industries. National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company.