Monday, February 21, was the first day of National FFA Week. The Algona chapter had the opportunity to have dress up days all throughout the week to spread the word about FFA.
The chapter kicked off the week with Blue and Gold Day, which are the national colors for FFA. Also on Monday, members served cherry pie to the teachers as a thank you. On Tuesday, the students were supposed to partake in the labor auction and pancake feed, but school was canceled. Therefore, the meal and auction were pushed back. The new date for the auction and pancake feed is Monday, March 7th. The meal will start at 5pm and labor auctions begin at 6pm.FFA students get auctioned off and they have to work for whoever bought them for four hours. There was no school Wednesday, but students showed up in camouflage on Thursday. And, to finish off the week, students wore their favorite flannel/farmer clothes.
Also this week, the officers went to talk to the incoming freshmen to share a little about what FFA is and the possibilities for them if they join the program.
Overall the nationwide event was a hit and the Algona chapter had a small contribution to this huge event. The members of the chapter couldn’t be happier with the activities that Mrs. Becker planned. Taylor Kelly, an AHS FFA member, states, “Agriculture is a lot more than just tractors and dirt.”