OHS FFA held annual breakfast


Jerome Stransky

Members of the FFA at the annual appreciation breakfast.

Jerome Stransky, Writer

FFA is a student led group that has kids who want to learn more about agriculture activities. According to the national website,  FFA used to stand for Future Farmers of America. This organization is nationally based and has conventions, livestock judging contests, builds small engines and explores wildlife. Some interesting things about FFA is that it is popular throughout the nation and a lot of kids participate in Minnesota. The Minnesota State Fair has a livestock show every year and let’s kids show their animals, kind of like 4-H does. The largest FFA event for the students is the national convention, where kids from all over the country come and interact.

OHS kids are special because they have many different types of students that like to do different things. Junior Anna Fox has stepped up this year and has been involved in many activities such as the national convention, meat contests and going to elementary schools for agriculture knowledge quizzes. Fox said, “We are a fun group of people and going to events is fun because you get to miss school and meet new people.” Fox is always trying to get new people to join and get out of their comfort zone.

The OHS FFA Adviser Ms. Jamie Gray is impressed with the students that have stepped up this past year and the way they became leaders and role models for the younger kids. Owatonna is run by six chapter officers a year. This year’s officers are Jace Katzung, Anna Fox, Evan Melby, Anton Schroeder, Jennifer Burtis, and Josef Ross. This year’s president is Jace Katzung. Katzung has been a great leader and has been involved in this organization for a long time. Ms. Gray said, “Jace is our chapter president this year, which means he helps to lead the meetings for our chapter.” 

On Friday, Feb. 25,the FFA held an appreciation breakfast and hosted  “anything but a backpack day” in honor of national FFA week.