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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly declares FFA Week, February 17-24, 2024


In recognition of the significant contributions of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization to the agricultural community, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has officially proclaimed the week of February 17-24, 2024, as FFA Week throughout the state.

Governor Kelly acknowledges the pivotal role FFA plays in fostering leadership, personal growth, and career success among young individuals interested in agriculture. The FFA Week proclamation aims to celebrate the organization’s achievements, honor its members, and raise awareness about the importance of agriculture in Kansas.

Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During FFA Week, various events and activities are planned across the state to highlight the impact of FFA and promote agricultural education. Schools, communities, and agricultural organizations are encouraged to participate in activities that showcase the accomplishments of FFA members and the vital role they play in ensuring the future of agriculture.

Today, FFA provides the next generation of leaders who will change the world. As the top school-based youth leadership development organization in the nation, FFA helps young people meet new agricultural challenges by developing their unique talents and exploring their interests in a broad range of career pathways. FFA members are our future leaders, our future food suppliers, our future innovators and more!

The Governor encourages all Kansans to take part in FFA Week events, expressing gratitude for the dedication of FFA members and their commitment to the principles of leadership, personal growth, and career success.

The Kansas FFA Association is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 13,300 student members as part of 224 local FFA chapters in 102 of the 105 Kansas counties.

For more information about FFA Week events in Kansas, please visit or contact [email protected].

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Pictured L to R: Melissa Criner, agricultural educator – Washburn Rural, Lauren Westhoff, agricultural educator – Topeka -TCALC; Christian Pena – State FFA President, Sublette; Conner Hoelting, Joslyn Taylor, & Kenady Deever, Mission Valley FFA Chapter; Keith Inglish, Topeka – TCALC, Dr. Kelly Hoelting – Agricultural Instructor – Mission Valley & past Kansas Agricultural Education Association President; and Paige Schinkle  & Emma Ogleby, Washburn Rural