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George Means Farmer

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Today is National Farmers Day. Since George means farmer, I took the day to celebrate.

What did I do today to celebrate? Two things really.

One. I ate food. Awesome, delicious locally grown food from one of my favorite Sam Fox Restaurants.

Two. I rocked my FFA license plate. I really love having an FFA license plate on my vehicle. $17 out of the $25 is returned to Arizona FFA each year. The funds received will be used to support Agricultural Education programs and FFA chapters in Arizona.

Not sure what FFA is? Here is a quick explanation from the website:

 The FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education program.

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.

The National FFA Organization, governed by a Board of Directors and a Board of Student Officers, charters state associations; provides direction, programmatic materials and support; and hosts the National FFA Convention, which draws more than 51,000 attendees each fall. The National FFA Alumni Association’s more than 40,000 members assist in the continued growth and development of active FFA programs.

Thank a farmer, because they make sure you have food on your table and fight to keep our food healthy and pure.