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National FFA President Clay Sapp visits Nevada students



CARSON CITY — The Nevada FFA Association will host National FFA President Clay Sapp Saturday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 23. Sapp’s stay will occur during National FFA Week.

This visit is the first time a national officer will spend National FFA Week with the Nevada Association. 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.

Sapp will participate in the following activities during National FFA Week:

Monday, February 18 (Media Interviews Available)

11 a.m. – Introduced on the Senate Floor by Senator Settelmeyer

4 p.m. – Student Assembly, Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology, Reno (Open to the media)


Tuesday, February 19

9 a.m. – Governor Sandoval Signs Proclamation Declaring National FFA Week in Nevada

1 p.m. – Student Assembly, Albert Lowry High School, Winnemucca (Open to the media)

5 p.m. – Student Assembly, Great Basin College, Elko (Open to the media)

Wednesday, February 20 (Open to the Media)

8:10 a.m. – Student Assembly, Wells High School, Wells

6:30 p.m. – Student Assembly, Eureka County High School, Eureka


Thursday, February 21 (Open to the Media)

Noon – Student Meet and Greet, Pahranagat Valley High School, Alamo

5 p.m. – Student Assembly, Moapa Valley High School, Overton


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 more information about National FFA Week and the national officer’s trip, visit www.nvaged.com.

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