Howe FFA Week
Starting in 1948, the National FFA Board of Directors designated a weeklong tradition to
recognize George Washington’s example and legacy as a leader and farmer. For the past 73
years, FFA members across the country have taken part in agricultural, leadership and
service-based activities during National FFA Week. There is no better week of the year to
recognize community members, local businesses and school supporters. Howe FFA hosted FFA
Week March 1st-5th, which included a multitude of activities.
Each FFA Weekday was filled with activities to get all Howe FFA members and Howe
students involved. Starting Monday off with a Staff Appreciation Lunch members served lunch
to Howe staff and teachers. Howe FFA officers hosted Virtual Reading of Agricultural books in
association with Read Across America Week, where four books were chosen that promoted
agricultural advocacy to pre-K through 1st grade students. Tuesday members and officers
provided tractor and animal safety lessons with a petting zoo to the daycare and pre-K through
1st grade students. The petting zoo included llamas, baby goats, calf, rabbits, fish, crustacean,
and a pig. Wednesday included former Oklahoma state FFA president Brandon Baumgarten.
Mr.Baumgarten gave a wonderful presentation about leadership in his presentation he addressed
student involvement, motivation, and professionalism. Thursday and Friday involved group
pictures and FFA games and competitions.
FFA week is an opportunity for Howe FFA to promote the diversity and relevance of the
FFA organization for all students and community members. The advocacy of FFA and the
importance of agriculture will continue to grow and thrive in the Howe community.