Omaha, NE (February 22, 2011) – Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a financial cooperative with more than 85,000 customers and $16 billion of assets, today announced it will celebrate National FFA Week February 19-26, 2010.
Infinite Potential is the theme this year and it embodies all the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization, the blue corduroy jacket, a symbol of pride and tradition, to the bright future of agriculture and the traditions of leadership and hard work. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.
The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for all youth. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.
As a part of National FFA Week, FCSAmerica is planning a “Where’s Your Jacket” activity to celebrate FFA week. FCSAmerica is asking its employees to dust of their FFA jacket, tie or pin and wear it or bring it to work to show support of FFA. FCSAmerica will collect and post photos in support of agriculture in the states it serves, which includes Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
FFA members are the leaders of tomorrow. They are well-mannered, perceptive and willing to help others through community service. They are success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals. FFA gives many young people an important push to consider their futures- what kind of people, citizens and professionals they intend to be. FFA builds leaders, and leaders impact the future.
National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Carhartt as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA and supports programs by working with sponsors to raise funds for scholarships that are awarded to outstanding members.