Harrison County FFA celebrates 2009 National FFA Week

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By The Staff

Harrison County FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. Step Up, Stand Out was the theme this year. Stepping up and standing out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but it’s also a call to action for others. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities.

The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for youth in agriculture. From its beginning in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of success in one of the 300 careers in agriculture.

As part of National FFA Week, Harrison County FFA members participated in the following events: church service, visit at a nursing home, talk on the radio, attended regional game night at Scott County, movie and game night, tractor parade, Teacher Appreciation Day and a bowling party.

FFA members are success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals and be the leaders of tomorrow. They stand out by recognizing the importance of being active in their schools and communities and are urged to step up when volunteers are needed.

Through classroom instruction and hands-on learning, agricultural education and FFA are making a positive difference for members every day. FFA members have opportunities to attend national leadership conferences, develop a supervised agricultural experience project, learn life skills and serve their communities with civic engagement.

FFA members are our future engineers, scientists, teachers and producers. One of every five Americans is employed in the food, fiber and natural resources industries of agriculture, and Harrison County FFA members are the future of these important industries.



Pictured above, Harrison County High School sophomore Brad Evans led a lineup of tractors Wednesday afternoon during the Future Farmers of America’s annual tractor parade through town. The parade was part of the high school organization’s week-long celebration of FFA week.