Have you heard it’s National FFA Week?

National FFA is a youth leadership program that aligns with agricultural education in schools throughout the U.S and several foreign countries. I didn’t grow up in a world where the highly recognizable blue corduroy jackets were commonplace, but I sure landed in an industry where I have come to appreciate the work behind them. I’ve had the chance to see the impact of a chapter in Iowa first hand as Matt Eddy showed me what his students learned by managing the animal learning center at the Iowa State Fair.

For a “wordless Wednesday,” I thought I’d share a few photos from my recent FFA encounters as well as some blog posts by friends on the topic. I hope you have a great week!

Virginia FFA students

my FFA jacket :)

FFA Students playing giant Jenga

Forever Blue FFA

What would you be without agriculture? Naked & Hungry

You can read more about National FFA  and the week that celebrates it on these sites:

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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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11 Responses to Have you heard it’s National FFA Week?

  1. Mom 2 54321 February 19, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Very cool! I was never in FFA but they always seemed to have a lot of fun!

    • Janice Person February 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

      I didn’t really know about it til I was an adult. Really fun to see so much energy!

  2. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids February 19, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    Great post Janice and happy National FFA Week!

    • Janice Person February 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

      Happy FFA Week Val! I looked last night to see if you had done a post cause I know you love it! Drop me a link if you do later.

  3. Helen Whitehurst Novielli February 19, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    That giant Jenga looks like so much fun!

  4. Cathi (@simplycathi) February 19, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Our kids were in FFA. They loved it! Happy WW!

    • Janice Person February 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by & adding your voice to the convo Cathi. Would loved to have been in FFA myself!

  5. aquariann February 19, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    I had not heard! FFA looks like a great program.

  6. Janice Person February 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Long time no see! Was fun getting back to some of my long-time WW friends. Thanks for stopping by & commenting. :)

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