Next week, Feb. 16-23, has been proclaimed FFA Week in Carroll County.
The Board of County Commissioners announced the proclamation at its Thursday meeting, and several students, advisers and representatives from local FFA chapters attended.
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership.
“FFA and agricultural education provide a strong foundation for the youth of America, and the future of food, fiber and natural resource systems,” said Commissioner Richard Weaver, R-District 2.
“FFA promotes premier leadership, growth and career success among its members,” he said.
The organization also ensures a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing demands of the science and technology of agriculture, Weaver said — and the career and technical education offers individuals lifetime opportunities to learn new skills, which can provide them with career choices and life satisfaction.
“We proclaim Feb. 16 to Feb. 23 as FFA Week in Carroll County,” Weaver said. “We invite all citizens to take due note of this observance.”
One of the advisers present, Joe Linthicum, of the Francis Scott Key High School FFA chapter, said this year also marks an important anniversary.
“This year at the national convention we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of admitting young ladies into the FFA organization,” he said.