National FFA week was on February 20th - February 24th. The Buena Park FFA Chapter hosted a week full of fun activities and dress up days. It is one week out of the year were we as a chapter we can inform the people about the National FFA program. The dress up days were yellow and green for John Deere day on Tuesday, dress up like a farmer on Wednesday, wear U.S.A colors on Thursday, and blue and gold on Friday. Everyday during lunch there were fun activities where students could participate and earn some FFA points. FFA members also encouraged other students outside of the program to participate in the activities. Some of the activities that we did were animal scavenger hunt and ag olympics. For the animal scavenger hunt everyone needed to be in a team of two. Students had to work in pairs where one student used their hands and the other student could not see. They had to work together in order to be able to find the animal. The ag olympics were very exciting. Students had to go through obstacle course and do specific activities. The students had to dress up like a farmer, drink milk or orange juice, run up a the hill and bring down the hay bale, run with an egg on the spoon, and finally give your partner a piggy back ride all the way to the finish line. We received a lot of participation from our students and also some who don’t have agriculture.
Even though National FFA Week is over, the push to encourage and educate other students and members of the community about agriculture is constantly going. Ag Education will be having their Ag Tours starting this week where six local elementary schools will be visiting the Buena Park FFA Farm. Elementary students will given hands on activities to teach them about agriculture and where their food comes from. Students will be going to various stations throughout the farm and will learn everything from parts of a flower, water conservation, seeds, pest, fertilizer, California crops, livestock, and much more! Students that will be participating are all 3rd graders. Buena Park Ag Education students are very excited for them to come to the farm and to learn more about agriculture!!
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