Members to celebrate National FFA Week February 16-23

Each year, FFA Chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. It’s a time to share what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. This year National FFA Week is February 16-23.
The Hardin County High School FFA Chapter and the Hardin County Alumni FFA Chapter have several events planned to celebrate the week. The first event is a poster contest for kindergarten through 5th grade students sponsored by the Alumni Chapter. Students in these grades were asked to make a poster using the theme, “Fun on the Farm.” Each grade level will have a winner. The public will have a chance to vote on the overall winner Friday, February 15 during Parent/Teacher conferences. One penny equals one vote. All posters will be on display during the conferences.
February 19-22, FFA Members have been asked to dress for the following days:
Tuesday: Murica (Grill out day)
Wednesday: Camo/Western
Thursday: Flannel/Animal
Friday: Blue and gold/Greenhand Initiation day
Students have been reminded that all school rules are in affect and will be enforced. Please abide by the dress code.
There will be a cookout for all FFA members Tuesday, February 19 (weather date of Thursday February 21). All current members are invited to attend. The chapter will furnish hotdogs, chips and sodas. Members are invited to bring a dessert to share. The cookout will be during Flex and through lunch.
The FFA chapter is also sponsoring a food collection drive through the end of National FFA Week. Non-perishable foods may be dropped off in the high school commons or at the Hardin County Independent in Elizabethtown. Food collected will be donated to the Snack Pak program at the school.
So, what is FFA?
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.
The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.
Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.
Visit the Hardin County FFA page on facebook. Join the Hardin County FFA Alumni Chapter by contacting Advisor John Hall at [email protected] .

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