National FFA Week shines light on agriculture

Weiser High School’s FFA Chapter is preparing to celebrate next week’s National FFA Week, first designated in 1947. Pictured above, horticulture students are in the department’s greenhouse tending this year’s plant starts. Pictured watering plants are Lacey Christopherson, left, and Leah Robinson. The annual Community Appreciation Breakfast is set for Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7-11 a.m. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
Isabella Froshiesar
Weiser FFA Chapter Reporter
National FFA Week shines a light not only on the FFA organization, but also agriculture as a whole. 
 Weiser High School’s FFA chapter feels it’s important to inform our community about agriculture and all it brings to the table. 
 The 2024 special week, Feb. 17-24, gives us a chance to advertise the importance of all parts of agriculture. It’s important to the FFA that we have this week to spike an interest in kids about this field. As we know, agriculture will grant job security because there will always be a need for food. 
 During FFA Week, we make it a priority to give back to our community and show our appreciation for others. In fact, FFA chapters across the nation find a way to give back in their own acts of service. 
 The Future Farmers of America’s (FFA) first nationally designated week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, commemorating Washington’s own involvement and dedication to agriculture.
 Former FFA members have not only left their marks in agriculture through the years, but made significant contributions in business, education, entertainment, government, the military, and science. 
 A list found at the National FFA website holds a long inventory of notables, including former President Jimmy Carter; former Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Dick Rush; 2009 Miss Idaho Kara Jackson; and entertainers Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, George Strait, and John Mellencamp, to name a few. 
 To end this glorious week, we hold our annual FFA Community Appreciation breakfast that’s free and open to the public. 
 This breakfast will be held at the Weiser High School Ag Shop on Feb.  24, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. We invite you all to join us for a hearty breakfast prepared by the FFA members!


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