Area schools are participating in FFA week this week, and every school has their own agenda for how they should celebrate. FFA allows students to grow life skills that will help them be prepared for the agriculture industry, prepare job applications and interviews, ag sales and much more. Cowden-Herrick High School is celebrating their FFA week like they would spirit week with every day having it's own theme, but also going out to other schools to talk about FFA and draw interest when those students hit high school.
Haley Atchley, President of Cowden-Herrick's FFA Chapter discussed the full week in further detail.
Atchley said this year her FFA project is taking care of chickens and keeping her record book on the things she does as she takes care of them, gathers their eggs, and sells those eggs. But that's not all, as she said FFA is helping build her leadership skills, social skills, and is preparing her to possibly become a veterinarian.
Atchley appeared on the special NEWSTALK WTIM FFA Week portion of the Noon Farm Show.