FFA celebrated this week


Members of the Cissna Park FFA shown in 2018 / CIFN file photo.

This is National FFA Week, a time when chapters around the country celebrate the organization.


FFA continues to prepare our future leaders through agricultural education. There are currently more than 700,000 student members as part of 8,600 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the FFA is supported by more than 8 million alumni members throughout the United States.

During FFA Week, members are given the chance to educate the public about agriculture and bring awareness of the positive impact FFA and ag education have on the community.


Several area FFA chapters have announced virtual or drive-thru events this year due to COVID-19. GCMS will hold its 17th annual FFA Scholarship Auction on Saturday, April 17. The auction has been pushed back from the usual event held in February. The auction will be held virtually online.


The 13th annual Flanagan-Cornell FFA Alumni Auction virtual event will be March 8-12 with a kickoff drive-thru dinner Saturday, March 6 from 4:30-6:30 in the circle drive south of the high school. Ribeye or pork chop sandwich meals will be served.


Pontiac’s FFA is holding an online auction through March 5.For more information and auction details, visit www.pontiacffa.org.


The Ridgeview FFA and Alumni auction is going virtual this year. To start auction week, they will host a drive-thru dinner on Friday, March 12. Tickets can be obtained from an FFA member or see them the day of while supplies last. All dinners are free will donation and directly support the Ridgeview FFA and alumni.


The 22nd annual Tri-Point FFA Alumni Auction is taking place online through February 26. All proceeds help support Tri-Point agriculture students and FFA members through scholarships for graduates, meals, events, FFA jackets and classroom needs. To access the auction site, go to www.accelevents.com/e/FFAAlumniAuction.


Prairie Central FFA is also working on an online auction which will be in mid-March, according to FFA advisor Kyle Miller.

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