National FFA week begins Saturday February 15th and continues through the February 22. Plans to celebrate and raise awareness in Indiana are ramping up at the state officers’ headquarters in Johnson County and at individual schools with FFA programs. One of the highlights of the week could be a chapter visit by Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellsperman, according to State Secretary Kayla Hoenert.
Officers are excited to see the Lt. Governor’s schedule for that week and whether or not it includes a chapter visit.
Rebekah Frey (left,) state Vice-President, says the 7 state officers will reach out to about 27 schools apiece during the week.
“FFA week is really an opportunity for us obviously to promote FFA but also promote agriculture in general. It’s a great opportunity for the chapters themselves to get involved, advocate, and really become seen in their communities. Throughout the year we’ll do chapter visits that are a little more formal with our presenting. But with FFA week they’re inviting us to luncheons, petting zoos, so it’s a good chance to interact with the whole school and just get to them a little better and have fun with them.”
Activities they’ll attend during the week vary from chapter to chapter but include breakfasts, luncheons, alumni dinners, and even basketball tournaments. Follow their travels online at the officers’ blog.