The Atwater High School FFA joined more than a half-million students in all 50 states in sharing the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host community-wide events to help others in need this week.
It was National FFA Week February 22– 28 and a host of activities were run to raise awareness about the National FFA Organization and the role it plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. Each day at Atwater High School, an activity was designed to promote appreciation and enthusiasm in a fun way promoting “agriculture”. There were activities in the school quad, a sectional agriculture student basketball tournament, an Ag Olympics event, and a “Kiss-the-Calf” contest.
The week-long tradition started in 1948. Each year, National FFA Week runs Saturday to Saturday, encompassing President George Washington’s Feb. 22 birthday in recognition of Washington’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
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