CARSON CITY — For the first time during National FFA Week, Nevada will be hosting a national FFA officer.
National FFA President Clay Sapp travels to Elko Tuesday to speak at 5 p.m. in the Great Basin College Theatre. National FFA Week is Feb. 16-23.
Sapp will travel throughout the state to help students celebrate more than 80 years of FFA tradition and to learn about the future of the organization.
Sapp represents more than 550,000 agricultural education students nationwide. As a seven-year member of the Madison County High School FFA chapter in Madison, Fla., Sapp served as a Florida national FFA delegate from 2008 to 2010 and won his state's prepared public speaking competition in 2010. He graduated with an associate of arts degree in 2011 and is currently studying agricultural education and communication at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
FFA members come from rural, suburban and urban environments and are interested in the diversity of careers within agriculture. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, they are preparing for the more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.
National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
For information about National FFA Week and the national officer's trip, visit www.nvaged.com.