It’s National FFA Week

Reba, a prize-winning show cow.
Reba, a prize-winning show cow.

It is National Future Farmers of America week! Every year this event takes place Saturday to Saturday and incorporates George Washington’s Birthday as a way to recognize and honor that he was an agriculturist himself. This year the event will take place from Saturday Feb. 20 to Saturday Feb. 27.

The Timber Creek FFA Chapter will be celebrating this week by hanging poster throughout the school and making announcements to bring awareness to the importance of agriculture.

FFA students want to stress the significance of agriculture and its daily effect on the world this week. Vice President of FFA, Bailee O’Brien explained that, “Agriculture is important because it is connected to everything in some way or another. As technology has grown, more kids are beginning to care less and less about agriculture. They just don’t see that without agriculture they wouldn’t have nearly as many opportunities as they do today.”

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Ashton Yeatts is a senior at Timber Creek who plans to major in journalism at Liberty University. This is her first year as a reporter for the Talon.