2022 National FFA Week Is Here!

Feb 21, 2022

FFA has been an integral part of the agricultural community for almost a century. As an organization it has acted as a way for future generations to stay involved and learn more about the agricultural community while in school. It’s also been a way for those with no history in agriculture to get involved and join the community. Since FFA is such an important part of the community, it makes sense people would want to celebrate it as not only an important part of agriculture and its history, but as a way to raise awareness and get more people involved. 

FFA week was established in 1947 and had its first celebration the following year. National FFA week was the natural evolution from National FFA Day and when established it was agreed it should be celebrated the week of George Washington’s birthday due to his importance to FFA as a prominent leader and successful agriculturalist. 

So why is FFA Week so important? 

With the organization being important to so many community members due to their involvement or their family’s involvement, reasonably, they would want to celebrate such an integral part of their lives and involvement in agriculture. It allows them to look back on fond memories of their own and encourage the current members to stay involved and help secure the future of agriculture. Furthermore, celebrating FFA spreads the word about the organization to those who are unfamiliar with it and its work. 

Raising awareness for the organization, allowing past members to not only support the organization through the FFA Week events but also look back on their own experiences, as well as celebrating the current members and their work are all what make FFA Week important. 

To celebrate National FFA Week Sunrise Cooperative will be participating in the different events and celebrations for the week.

  • Sunday is SAE Sunday where past and present members are encouraged to share how their SAEs influenced their careers in agriculture.
  • Monday kicks off Sunrise’s canned food drive for local food pantries to participate in National Days of Service.
  • Tuesday is Alumni Day and Sunrise employees are encouraged to bring their jackets to get photos at their branches.
  • Wednesday everyone is encouraged to brag about and share stories of their teacher for Ag Teacher Appreciation Day.
  • Thursday Sunrise will be matching all donations up to $25,000 for Give FFA Day.
  • Friday Sunrise employees will be wearing their blue Sunrise gear for Wear Blue Day. 

Everyone is encouraged to join Sunrise in their participation as they celebrate National FFA Week and its members, past, present, and future. 

Article provided by Aubree Houin, Sunrise Marketing Intern

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