Le Mars Community FFA Chapter Prepares For FFA Week


Members of the Le Mars Community FFA Chapter stand next to their tractors which were parked Friday at the Le Mars Community High School parking lot.  The FFA members wanted to promote the agricultural organization and acknowledge the start of FFA Week by driving their tractors to school.  National FFA Week is February 23rd – 29th.

(Le Mars) — National FFA Week is next week, but several members of the Le Mars Community High School FFA chapter are getting an early start with promoting FFA by driving their tractors to school today. Several John Deere, tractors are lined up together and parked among the other vehicles at the high school parking lot. Kaleb Koerselman is the president of the Le
Mars Community FFA chapter.

He says FFA has evolved to be more than an organization for students living on the farm.

Koerselman says the local FFA chapter has two projects within their classrooms that have appealed to students, regardless whether they are members of the FFA.

In addition to the animal learning center, Koerselman says the Le Mars FFA chapter has also been growing vegetables without any soil through their hydroponic project.

In April, FFA members across the state will convene for the state FFA convention. Koerselman says he has been a participant at both the state and national FFA conventions. He says both were an awesome experience.

On Tuesday, FFA members in northwest Iowa will compete in various public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and leadership contests at the sub- district FFA contest scheduled to be held at Marcus.