Sanborn County FFA celebrates 2013 National FFA Week

INDIANAPOLIS – The  Sanborn County FFA chapters will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 17-23. This year’s theme is Grow, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future.
FFA members will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities.
Woonsocket: Tuesday – Ag Hat Day; kindergarten through third grade SD FFA Coloring Contest; fourth through sixth grade “How Ag Impacts Me Every Day” Essay Contest;
Wednesday – Elementary school farm safety presentations;
Thursday – Blue and Gold Day; donut sales;
Friday – Ag Olympics, Some of the activities will include: Calf bottle drinking contest; sunflower seed spitting contest;  Saltine cracker eating contest; butter braids for teachers;
Sanborn Central: Tuesday – pre-K, kindergarten, first grade and second grade coloring  contest; third and fourth grade essay contest; fifth grade Farm Safety Poster Contest;
Wednesday – Donut sale; Ag Hat Day;
Thursday – Elementary school farm safety presentations; Dress Like a Farmer Day; butter braids for teachers.;
Friday – Ag Olympics; Wear Blue and Gold Day.
More than 550,000 members nationwide will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members come from rural, suburban and urban environments and are interested in the diversity of careers within agriculture.
FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, they are preparing for the more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.
National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and annually encompasses Feb. 22, George Washington’s birthday.
For more information, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org.

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