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Dassel-Cokato FFA celebrates 2011 National FFA Week, Feb. 19-26
Feb. 21, 2011

DASSEL-COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato FFA is celebrating National FFA Week Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 26.

“Infinite Potential” is this year’s theme, and it embodies the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization – the blue corduroy jacket, a symbol of pride and tradition; to the bright future of agriculture and the traditions of leadership and hard work.

This year, there are 191 members in the Dassel-Cokato FFA chapter, but more than half-a-million members nationwide will participate in various activities this week at the local and state levels.

The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for all youth. From its beginnings in 1928, as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.

As a part of National FFA Week, Dassel Cokato FFA members are planning the following special events:

• a community dinner;

• visits to local nursing homes;

• coloring contests with elementary students; and

• classroom visitation by FFA members.

Dassel-Cokato FFA members are considered the leaders of tomorrow.

They are well-mannered, perceptive, and willing to help others through community service projects such as Adopt A Highway, the teddy bear toss, donating stuffed animals to children at area hospitals; along with nursing home visits.

Members are success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals. FFA gives many young people an important push to consider their futures – what kind of people, citizens, and professionals they intend to be.

FFA builds leaders, and leaders impact the future.

National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Carhartt as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA, and supports programs by working with sponsors to raise funds for scholarships that are awarded to outstanding members.

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