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FFA Week celebrated locally Feb. 25-March 1

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Photo submitted These Olathe FFA members are learning that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting -- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.

FFA chapters in Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Olathe celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 16-23. Because of school schedules, all four chapters postponed special events until this week.

The Olathe chapter kicked off a week of fun with a petting zoo on Monday, and "Ag in the Classroom" on Tuesday, both at Olathe Elementary School.

On Wednesday, Olathe Middle School students will learn valuable lessons during Safety Day.

On Thursday, Ag Olympics will take place at the ag shop at Olathe High School.

The week wraps up with dodgeball competition against Montrose FFA and a chapter dance.

FFA Week embraces more than 91 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization's future.

Nearly 670,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.

Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington's birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education.

Today's FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for more than 250 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.

Photo submitted FFA helps members discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give them the tools to achieve real-world success.
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