Lander chapter marks FFA Week with several events

Feb 17, 2017 From Lander FFA

The Lander FFA Chapter consistently produces young people who are motivated and capable. This is evident by the number of State FFA Degrees, American FFA Degrees, State FFA Officers, Champion CDE Teams, and State Star recipients. FFA promotes leadership skills that are essential in life.

This year the officer team tried to increase member and community involvement in FFA and agriculture.

The chapter hosts monthly activities for members in improve upon leadership skills and build relationships. Some of these activities including bowling, skiing trips, and movie nights.

The officer team also hosts freshman orientation and 8th grade recruitment nights to increase involvement in the chapter.

This year, the Lander FFA Chapter also plans on hosting an Ag-Expo that will be open to the community. This event will focus on informing the public about local agriculture through a fun family oriented atmosphere.

The chapter also emphasizes the importance of involvement in community service. For example, we participated in the Turkey Basket Food Drive to benefit families in need during the holiday season.

Our chapter is also very involved with local ranches. The members go out and help ranchers pick up irrigation pipe in the fall as a way of giving back. In previous years, the chapter would work in conjunction with environmental organizations to help improve the environment in the Lander area.

For example, some of the younger classmen would go out and plant trees to secure river banks. The officer team in currently working on starting the environmental activities back up.

National FFA Week will be held from February 20th- 24th. The officer team and members will be very busy advocating for agriculture throughout the school and community.

This week the chapter will be hosting the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast to show our gratitude for everything that the staff at LVHS do.

Upon this, we will be interviewing past members about how FFA has affected their life after high school. We will also be doing a "meet the member" Facebook post to highlight an outstanding agricultural student.

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