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April 16, 2021

3/2/2021 2:15:00 PM
FFA Week recognized in Iowa County Chapters find ways to stay active during the pandemic
This story recognizes National FFA Week, which runs from February 21-February 27. There are many FFA Chapters in Iowa County that have gone above and beyond through state national recognition in speaking contests, holding state offices and receiving the American Degree, the highest degree bestowed on FFA Members.
Like many extracurricular activities, FFA has had many changes affecting chapters across the country due to the pandemic. However, FFA members are continuing to find ways to stay involved.
As Section Four State FFA Officer Kendra Jentz of Bloomington states it, "With FFA in a year that COVID has stopped so many of our traditional experiences, FFA members across
Wisconsin are continuing to break down barriers and be unstoppable in the classroom and their communities as they head into National FFA Week.
Because of the pandemic, many Iowa County FFA chapters have had to evolve into the "virtual" state in many of its activities.
"Most of the competitions and educational functions have been altered across the state to support the pandemic limitations," Highland Chapter advisor Francis "Fuzz" McCauley said. "The normal field trips to local agricultural businesses have been canceled, but hoping that spring brings about some possibilities."
McCauley added that the Highland Chapter has had to postpone its FFA School Assembly until spring in order to have the large group activity outside....
(See the rest of this story in the February 25, 2021 Chronicle issue)

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