FFA chapters in Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Olathe will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 18-25. This year's theme is "Transform Purpose to Action," embracing more than 89 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization's future. Nearly 650,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.
Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington's birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. Because of the winter break for Delta County Joint School District #50, many chapters are planning a variety of activities next week to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education.
Today's FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for 235 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry. National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.