Members of the Grove FFA Chapter took part in several activities during the National FFA Week, the week of Feb. 17 to 23.
These activities included; Grove FFA/4-H Livestock Show, FFA Day at the Capitol, FFA Day at Church, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Business Appreciation Visits, Grove Lower Elementary Ag Buddies, and FFA Fun Night.
“National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to host activities that raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of agriculture's future leaders and the importance of agricultural education," explained Lauren Chaney.
Garrett Bergman, FFA advisor said the activities were designed to promote leadership skills.
“I believe the FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet new agricultural challenges by helping members develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways," Bergman said.
Agriculture programs prepare students for high-demand careers in industries like biotechnology, renewable energies, engineering, food production and more. It also teach students how to be leaders and prepare them to take on the challenges of the next generation.
The Grove High School Agricultural Education program currently has more than 100 students. The program offers a wide array of classes including: Agricultural Exploration and Orientation, Agriscience II, Agribusiness, Animal Science, and Agricultural Power and Technology.
The Grove High School FFA chapter works in tandem with the agricultural education program to encourage students to develop leadership skills, personal growth, and career success.