Around the country, including the Belle Plaine area, FFA chapters are in the midst of celebrating National FFA Week, which aims to put a spotlight on the organization an its impact. The week runs from Feb. 22-29.
In Belle Plaine, the local chapter will be involved in several activities to help promote the organization and its mission.
Each day this school week, FFA students will be traveling to Oak Crest Elementary School to teach their younger counterparts about the world of agriculture.
On Tuesday, the group worked alongside third graders to complete an activity called “Delicious Dirt,” which teaches students about soil through the creation of an edible mixture.
On Wednesday, Belle Plaine’s fourth grade students were scheduled to make miniature pumpkin pies while learning about the fruit and vegetable industry, both in Scott County and in Minnesota as a whole.
On Thursday, students will be learning about plant propagation by creating miniature greenhouses. Students will also be doing plant cuttings that they will take home.
On Friday, Belle Plaine’s sixth grade students will rejoice as they will be learning about the dairy industry and make their own ice cream.
After school on Tuesday, the FFA members were scheduled to host a teacher appreciation lunch.
The FFA pancake breakfast, which has become a Belle Plaine tradition, has been moved to March 15 to kick off National Agriculture Week.
The annual FFA fruit sale also kicks off this week. An order form is available on page 12.