Red Bay making other FFA week plans
Melissa Cason, FCT Writer
RED BAY – While the rest of the country is celebrating Future Farmers of America Week, Red Bay's FFA had to reschedule.
Herbert Truelove, Red Bay's FFA sponsor, planned to have a cow visit from Auburn University to discuss the different dairy bi-products.
"We were going to have a milking demonstration, and discuss different products that come from cows but they cancelled due to the flu," Truelove said.
The demonstration and discussion was not just for the FFA students, but also planned to demonstrate for the elementary students.
"I hope that we can reschedule for sometime in March, but a time has not been determined yet," Truelove said.
In other parts of the state, nearly half a million students, teachers and FFA members are joining together to celebrate National FFA Week.
FFA was founded in 1928 and has chapters in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Alabama has approximately 14,500 members statewide, according to the FFA.
"'Blue jackets/Gold Standards' is the theme of this year's national celebration and we will be showcasing more than 300 career opportunities that are available to Alabama's students through agriscience education," Jacob Davis, FFA Executive Secretary, said.
FFA members have opportunities to earn scholarships, attend national leadership conferences, serve their communities by participating in service projects and have a chance to develop valuable life skills in interactive learning activities, Davis said.
"For over 75 years, our mission to equip students with the knowledge, experiences and skills needed to achieve success in college has remained the same," Davis said.
Students enrolled in any agriscience class can join the FFA, Truelove said.