Berryville FFA prepares for upcoming events
By Haley Schichtl
This week is Future Farmers of America Week, and Berryville’s FFA has some activities planned, on top of an upcoming lawn and garden show, a plant sale, “Donkey Basketball,” and a rodeo.
FFA president Emily Broseus said the goal of FFA Week is getting members and non-members involved with FFA.
“We’ll do different things each day,” Broseus said. “One day, we’re going to have a hat day, where you pay a dollar and can get a pass to wear a hat in class.”
On Monday, the FFA held an “Ag Facts Day,” with facts about agriculture placed around the school, and students can write down 10 of them to have their name put in a drawing to win a $25 Walmart gift card. Tuesday is “Jersey Cattle Appreciation,” where students are encouraged to wear a jersey to school, Wednesday is “Wild Wednesday,” where students are encouraged to wear animal print or camouflage, Thursday is Hat Day and Friday is Dress Like a Farmer Day.
Broseus said the club is raising money for a rodeo March 14, which is a fundraiser for all the FFA chapters in Carroll County.
The lawn and garden show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Berryville Community Center.
“We’re taking plants we’ve grown throughout the year to sell them,” Broseus said.
The plant sale, along with “Donkey Basketball,” where the students play basketball while riding donkeys, will both be held Saturday, April 11.
“We’re also doing flowers for graduation, so that’s a big focus,” FFA vice president Shane Wilson said. “We’re kind of just propagating now and hoping they get bigger.”