U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to establish February 19-26, 2022 as National FFA Week. The resolution passed the Senate with unanimous support and works to recognize the important role of the FFA in communities across America.
In addition to designating National FFA Week, the resolution highlights how pivotal the National FFA Organization is in developing young leaders and providing educational and career opportunities to students, and celebrates over 70 years of the FFA’s membership magazine, now called New Horizons.
“Hoosiers agree FFA plays a critical role in the development of students through agricultural education. The lessons, tools, and resources gained through the FFA program equip Indiana’s future leaders with the skills needed to succeed in a variety of fields, including agriculture,” said Senator Young. “I’m glad to introduce this resolution establishing National FFA Week in support of the more than 11,600 FFA members in Indiana.”
“In Delaware and across the country, young leaders learn to meet the agricultural challenges of tomorrow through programs offered by the Delaware FFA and the National FFA Organization, and our talented agricultural educators,” said Senator Coons. “Here in the Senate, I’m glad we could pass this bipartisan resolution honoring this critical organization and its members who contribute so much to the fabric of many of our communities.”
“National FFA Week is an important week for members across the country, as not only do we celebrate the organization, but we share the message of FFA and agriculture,” said National FFA Advisor Dr. James Woodard. “During this week, FFA chapters across the country celebrate agriculture while thanking their supporters –whether it be their local alumni chapters, ag advisors or local businesses who support them. Today, FFA and agricultural education continue to play a key role in not only developing the next generation of leaders but also developing those who will be filling the ever-growing need in the talent pipeline. We are grateful to Senators Young and Coons for supporting National FFA week and their continued support of our organization.”
View the full text of the resolution here.