National FFA Week is coming up, starting on Monday, February 21. The way the Algona FFA chapter has decided to celebrate is by doing dress-up days centered around FFA.
Monday is Blue and Gold Day, which represents the colors of FFA. Tuesday the FFA members will wear their chapter shirts, and Tuesday night the members will be auctioned off to work for community members at the annual pancake feed in the AHS commons. Thursday will be Hat and Camouflage Day, and the Algona FFA officers will participate in the Farm Bureau shopping cart races at Hy-Vee. All of the proceeds from this will go to the Kossuth County Food Pantry. On Friday, the members will wear their favorite farm clothing, and FFA chapter representatives will meet with 8th graders to tell them about all things FFA so they can join FFA next year if it interests them.
National FFA Week is a great opportunity for young adults to share their love and knowledge of agriculture. This week is celebrated by many chapters throughout the country. Hunter Thilges is a part of the Algona FFA chapter, and he says, “It is a great time to spread the word about what FFA is and encourage members to join!”