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Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week
Oakdale High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) students have been busy the past few months leaving their mark throughout the valley. Pictured are a group of members who recently attended the Sectional Speaking competition. Photo includes: Tate Borba, Kevin Snyder, Sophia Fifer, Megan Rivera, Breanna Morgan, Hope Kindred, Madison Morgan, Donna Hicks, Lacie Blount, Cori Barney and Liza Marsella. Photo Contributed

The Oakdale FFA (Future Farmers of America) will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 21 to 28. This year’s theme is Go All Out! and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking to the organization’s future.

More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.

This week was designated as National FFA Week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday and runs from Saturday to Saturday. FFA Week 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 agriculture education.

Oakdale High School FFA members are excited to celebrate National FFA week as an opportunity to extend this year’s theme, “Mustang Pride, Agriculture Tradition” to the students on campus, as well as the community.

They will celebrate the week by participating in the following activities. Monday, Feb. 23: Tractor pulls at lunch with the dress up day Early Bird gets the Worm (pajama day); Tuesday, Feb. 24 is hay bucking at lunch with the dress up of Cowboy Day; Wednesday, Feb. 25: Favorite Farm Animal dress up day and the Annual FFA Cake Auction that evening. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, cake auction to follow at 7 p.m. For tickets or dinner information e-mail; Thursday, Feb. 26: Ag Olympics will be hosted at lunch with Extreme Blue and Gold Day for dress up; Friday, Feb. 27 a lunch time barbecue will be hosted in the Ag Department, Red and Gold Spirit Day will be the themed dress up day.

Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow, noted FFA advisors. Through agriculture and hands on learning, they are preparing for more than 300 career opportunities in the food and natural resources industry.

National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.