2021 National FFA Week celebration set for Feb. 20-27

South Dakota FFA Foundation
Farm Forum

BATH, S.D. — The 95 chapters that make up the South Dakota FFA will celebrate National FFA Week on Feb. 20-27.

It’s a time to share what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. National FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 700,000 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 South Dakota FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in activities including themed dress-up days, fundraisers, banquets and educational activities within their school and community.

“National FFA week is a special time for our organization and something we look forward to all year,” saidGerri Ann Eide, executive director of the South Dakota FFA Foundation, in a news release. “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 over 300 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resource industries.

About South Dakota FFA Foundation

The SD FFA Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to support the leadership opportunities and activities of the SD FFA and agricultural education. They do this by building partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources which allow scholarships, financial assistance and sponsorship of the South Dakota FFA State Association’s activities in order to help grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture.

State FFA officers, who are all SDSU students, will lead the convention. Pictured is State Reporter Dirby Bawek, back left; Vice President Jackson McFaden, Secretary Hunter Eide, and Sentinel Ryder Mortenson with President Samantha Olson, left front; and Treasurer Elizabeth DeBoer.