Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 12:12 PM
The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter helped celebrate National FFA Week, with many other chapters from across the nation. Members of the chapter helped get the word out about agriculture education with events held throughout the week.
Members first started out with a visit to the local Rotary Chapter. Collin Stone and Gabby Munson gave a presentation to the Rotary about FFA. Some of the items that were discussed throughout the presentation were the events that the chapter has competed in, FFA in general, and questions that Rotary members had.
Wednesday of National FFA Week was Drive Your Tractor to School Day, which for the Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter was a first. Members from the chapter talked to administrators from the high school to get the event approved. After it was approved, members discussed with the local dealerships about driving some of their tractors to the high school. The dealerships brought a total of 5 tractors to the high school. The purpose of the event was to get students in the high school to be aware of agriculture and FFA in the school they go to.
After the tractors were set in the parking lot members got to work on their annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. Because FFA involves a lot of traveling, members wanted to get the opportunity to thank the teachers for letting miss school, and make up work while they are on their trips. Many teachers had positive responses from the breakfast and it turned out to be another success for the chapter.
The chapter completed the mission they set out to achieve, which was to get the word out about FFA and more importantly agriculture education around Bonners Ferry. The chapter will continue to grow in their success as they plan to attend the State Leadership Conference which will be held at the beginning of April.