This week, the Chillicothe FFA Chapter is celebrating FFA Week with a variety of activities.

It’s that time of the year. The week every FFA member knows its time to celebrate. Not

only is it the week of the first president’s birthday but it is the time to show appreciation for the

organization that has made such an impact in its member’s lives. It is time for FFA week.

FFA was established in 1928 and started in Kansas City with 33 young farm boys. Today

the organization has grown to have over 700,000 members and over 8,000 chapters. Now

across the country members are getting into the spirit of FFA week.

To kick off the week our chapter is hosting the Salute to Agriculture lunch held in

conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce. Our featured speaker is Mike Kehoe--Lieutenant

Governor of Missouri. On Sunday, our FFA chapter of Chillicothe will attend the United

Methodist Church service. Even without school Monday the members make sure to jump into

the spirit Tuesday by dressing as a farmer/farm animal and thanking our local agriculturalists.

Wednesday we wear the official dress and thank the organization. Thursday be sure to dress and thank an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. And finally, Friday to conclude the week we dress in camouflage or red, white and blue to show our patriotism while we thank our veterans for their service.

FFA week is not only for its members, however, the Chillicothe FFA Chapter holds a coloring contest for our elementary kids. As well as give staff a gift of appreciation for all that they have done in support of our chapter.

FFA week is always full of activities. We use this week to teach about the agriculture industry. We cannot stress enough how much we appreciate the community for all that they do for the Chillicothe FFA Chapter.

Caroline Warren is the Chillicothe FFA Chapter secretary.