For the 83rd time now, the Delta FFA Chapter is celebrating the National FFA Week! On July 18, 2012, the Delta FFA officers began to prepare for the 2012-2013 school year.
They brought this theme to their chapter: "Leave Your Legacy." This fall, FFA members Derrek Johnson, Kimber Purdum, Aspen Spiker, Hadassa Graham and Paige Bowling left their legacies at the district speaking competition in Hotchkiss. All of these members received high placing awards. Some more competitions to look forward to are the CDE (Career Development Event) teams. These teams include ag mechanics, floriculture, meats evaluation, horse judging, land judging and livestock judging.
Eight members from the chapter were selected to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. During this time, these members were able to tour the National FFA Building, the Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, the ag science building at Dow Agrosciences and enter the Indianapolis Colts stadium to watch The Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert perform. After the FFA members who were selected to go to National Western Stock Show had returned from their trip of touring a lamb packing plant, Bass Pro Shops and experiencing the rodeo, the chapter planned out events for the spring. These events include FFA Week.
During National FFA Week, Delta FFA members are to visit the middle school, clean up the town's parks, and hold the ag olympics, as well as the greenhand initiation. They will cook and serve a teacher appreciation breakfast and present a coloring contest for the elementary schools. The chapter is going to host its Rocky Mountain oyster fry and hired hand auction April 3. The goal is to sell 400 or more tickets to these events.