School board adopts National FFA Week Proclamation

Published 9:10 am Thursday, February 11, 2016

On Tuesday, the Charlotte County School Board adopted a proclamation to recognize National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week Feb. 20-27.

According to Randolph-Henry agriculture teacher Bruce Cumbie, the proclamation said “whereas FFA and Agricultural education provide a strong foundation for the youth of America and the future of the food, fiber and natural resources system and whereas FFA promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success among its members, and whereas agricultural education and FFA ensure a steady supply of young professionals that meet the growing needs in the science, business and technology of agriculture, and whereas the FFA motto learning to do, doing to learn, learning to live, living to serve gives direction and purpose to the students to take an active role in succeeding in agricultural education, and whereas FFA promotes citizenship, volunteerism, patriotism and cooperation.”

In addition, the FFA officers attended the meeting and provided gifts for the school board. “We certainly do appreciate your support,” said Cumbie.

He said the gift bags provided to the school board members contained products from the Randolph-Henry land lab such as honey and lip balm.

In addition, the board members received informative literature about the National FFA.

“Thank you for all the work that you all do,” said School Board Member Bill Devin.

National FFA week is celebrated each year around the country as a tribute during the week of George Washington’s birthday, according to the National FFA Organization website.

“National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. It’s a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it hos on members every day,” said the website.