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FFA Week, Tractor Day observed

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:03 am

FFA Week 01

The Lincoln County FFA officer team met with County Mayor Peggy Bevels on Wednesday for the official signing of the National FFA Week Proclamation. Pictured are Reporter Ashley Atkinson, Sentinel Emma Gordon, Reporter Katilyn Lewter, Secretary Ty Wolaver, Mayor Bevels, President Tori Campbell, Vice-President Susan Cowley, Treasurer Jonathan McLeod and Recruiter MaKinsie Gault.

The Lincoln County FFA will observe and celebrate National FFA Week this week with numerous activities. 

These activities were begun locally 34 years ago by Stan Golden and Tim Redd and have grown over the years. 

The week kicked off Monday with a bonfire at advisor Tim Bradford’s house with members from both Lincoln County High School and Ninth Grade Academy attending.  Tuesday is muddy truck day with students dressing in camouflage and rubber boots. Wednesday will be cowboy and cowgirl day, and Thursday is FFA spirit day. 

Friday will be celebrated with the always-anticipated Tractor Day. Students will drive their tractors to school in an effort to show the school and community what agriculture represents to us all.  Students will dress in Carhartt’s and tractor day shirts. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. 

FFA Week 02

Pictured with Mayor John Ed Underwood are Secretary Ty Wolaver, Vice-President Susan Cowley, Reporter Katilyn Lewter, Sentinel Emma Gordon, Treasurer Jonathon McLeod, President Tori Campbell, Recruiter MaKinsie Gault and Reporter Ashley Atkinson.

“Students will be on the roads before daylight,” said advisor Jennifer Snoddy. “We ask that the public be aware of their presence and be cautious.”

FFA sponsors expressed appreciation to the Lincoln County School Board and central office staff for their continued support, as well as Shoney’s, Yearwood Equipment, H&R Agripower, Tri-Green Equipment, Scivally Grain and Lincoln Farmers Co-op for sponsoring the breakfast.

The FFA organization is the largest youth organization in the nation whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.