The Fort Loramie FFA chapter celebrated National FFA Week February 17th-20th, 2015. “Go All Out” was this year’s theme, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than half a million nationwide members participated in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels.
As a part of National FFA Week, Fort Loramie FFA members planned several special events. The week kicked off with “Camouflage Day” on Tuesday and “Dress like your favorite farm animal day” on Wednesday. On Thursday students decked out in red, white and blue attire for “America Day,” and they ended the week with “Farmer Friday.”
Instead of Ag Olympics, the chapter decided to have lunch time activities. Each day during lunch, there were different contests that students could participate in, and whoever participated got free beef jerky. The contests were between the juniors and seniors, the freshman and sophomores and 8th graders and 7th graders. On Tuesday there was a milk chug contest, and there was a milk tasting contest on Wednesday. Thursday was saltine cracker challenge, and Friday was the relay races. At the end of the week, the winners were the seniors, sophomores and 7th graders.
The focus of National FFA Week is to tell the community and the country about the great opportunities available through FFA. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills, as well as preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.