March 08, 2021

Vaessen: National FFA Week features fun festivities

Did someone say, seven days of fun-filled festivities celebrating agriculture and the members of FFA chapters that make up the National FFA Organization?

National FFA Week kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 20, and spans the rest of the week ending on Saturday, Feb. 27. There will be events going on all week long at the chapter, state and national levels and the Illinois FFA state officers want to help you celebrate.

We encourage everyone to participate in the daily Illinois FFA Social Media challenge that will highlight your FFA journey. There will also be a profile picture filter available on Feb. 20 that you can apply to your Facebook page to show your support and excitement for FFA.

While you are on Facebook, be sure to tune in to Illinois Association FFA every day of FFA Week to watch the major state officers go live to share more about their FFA experiences and answer any questions members and supporters may have.

FFA and agriculture education wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our agriculture teachers. During FFA Week, the major state officers plan to be visiting the chapters of the agriculture educators that won the Golden Owl Award for their district.

The five district winners were recommended by their coworkers, peers, or students for their passion and care they have for agriculture and their students.

Illinois FFA is excited to share their excitement for agriculture with the state and help others take part in a great week.

FFA Week Social Media Challenge:

• Startin’ Off Sunday — Post a picture and tell us about why you got your start in FFA.

• Memorable Monday — Share your favorite FFA memory.

• Tradition Tuesday — Tell us about your favorite FFA tradition that you or your chapter has.

• “Who’s Your Owl?” Wednesday — Post about your adviser and why they are important to you.

• Thankful Thursday — Recognize the people who you are thankful for.

• Future Friday — Share your future plans and the goals you have for yourself.

• SAE Saturday — Tell us about how you spend your time in your Supervised Agriculture Experience.

Margaret Vaessen is the state reporter of the Illinois Association FFA.