STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the future progress and prosperity of Delaware is dependent to a great degree upon the skills and efforts of those citizens who operate the many farms of the State; and
WHEREAS, the Future Farmers of America organizations are composed of boys who are studying vocational agriculture in public secondary schools as preparation for careers in farming; and
WHEREAS, the Delaware Association, Future Farmers of America during the past 28 years has been outstanding in developing leadership, encouraging cooperation, promoting good citizenship, teaching sound methods of farming and inspiring patriotism among its members; and
WHEREAS, Delaware now has 23 active chapters of the organization with nearly 750 presently active members and more than 8,000 former members; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Future Farmers of America perform valuable community services and provide important leadership in devoloping our agricultural economy and in building a better State; and
WHEREAS, the week of February 22 through March 1 has been set as National FFA Week throughout the United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of February 22 through March 1, 1958 as
DELAWARE FFA WEEK
and urge all citizens to take notice of the many contributions of the Future Farmers of our State and to encourage in every possible way the further growth of this splendid organization for our farm youth.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State