The purpose of the Hotchkiss FFA Alumni affiliate is to support and promote FFA, FFA activities and agricultural education on local, state and national levels; to provide engagement opportunities to former FFA members and supporters of FFA and agricultural education; to promote greater knowledge of agriculture and support education in agriculture; to cooperate with the local FFA chapter, and FFA at the state and national level; to promote and maintain an appreciation of the American free enterprise system; and to promote the personal development aspect of FFA.
Hotchkiss FFA members are celebrating National FFA Week the week of Feb. 26-March 2. The Hotchkiss FFA Alumni will be joining the chapter members March 21 at Hotchkiss High School for the annual alumni Oyster Fry and Member Auction. Tickets are available from FFA members and FFA Alumni for $16 for adults and $7 for children. Money from the dinner is used by the Hotchkiss FFA Alumni for leadership and scholarship opportunities.
There will be many opportunities to support our local chapter this spring, summer and fall. Please consider joining the Hotchkiss FFA Alumni in our support of Mr. Wondra and the FFA Students at Hotchkiss High School. To be a member of the alumni you only need to have a desire to follow our purpose; you are not required to have been a member in the past. Contact alumni president Nancy Carlson at 970-640-1163 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.