February 21-25 marked National FFA Week and the Middle and High School FFA Chapters helped the school celebrate the week with several interactive and fun activities for students.
Throughout the week both middle and high school students visited the younger classes to read books about agriculture and how important it is. Students were also encouraged to dress-up for the week. Tuesday students wore blue and gold (FFA’s official colors), Wednesday students dressed as their favorite animals, and Thursday Kindergarten through high school were encouraged to wear western apparel.
Perhaps the favorite day was Thursday, Ag Day. FFA students brought animals and projects to share with classmates. Animals included steers, a mule, horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, a turkey, great pyrenes puppies, and an emu. Students also learned about floriculture through seed planting and flower presses and mechanics.
FFA ended the week with a joint service project between Churchill County FFA and the 4-H. The groups painted the old fairground panels, so that they matched the new panels.
“We have a wonderful group of students who not only love agriculture but who love to teach others about it as well. I think that is what makes FFA Week and Ag Day so special. Every student goes home with a better understanding of what agriculture is and why it is so important.” describes FFA Advisor and science teacher Jackie Bogdanowicz.
Partnerships with Action Trucking, Hiskett and Sons, and Renner Equipment helped to make the day possible.