“Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday.” -National FFA Organization http://www.ffa.org
Cashton’s FFA week kicks off on Sunday morning of FFA week with a pancake breakfast for the community. FFA members continue the week with dress-up days and lunchtime activities. On Friday of FFA Week the chapter puts on its traditional Cashton FFA Week assembly; it has been held for over 16 years. The week rounds out on Saturday of FFA week with the Doughnuts for Farmers program. FFA officers deliver doughnuts to area farms as a thank you for their continued support throughout the year. To celebrate a successful FFA week the Cashton FFA hosts a Casino Night for all high school students. Students play games at the event to earn FFA bucks to spend at a live auction and win prizes donated and purchased during FFA Week.
Dress up days
Monday – Flannel Day
Tuesday – Twin Day
Wednesday – Hunter Wear: Camo, Blaze Orange, or Blaze Pink
Thursday – Tractor Apparel/Tractor Colors
Friday – FFA Day/National Blue and Corn Gold
Monday – Corn Shucking
Tuesday – Cheese ID
Wednesday – Inflation Toss
Thursday – Brat Sale: Vote for Cow Costume, Pig Costume, and Kiss the Mystery Animal
Friday – Chicken Plop ticket sales
FFA All-School Assembly Events
FFA Officer and Member Recognition – Cashton FFA Officers and Members are recognized for their hard work and contribution to the FFA Week Events.
Official placing of the chicken for the chicken plop.
Pig Costume – Middle school students vote during the brat sale for a middle schooler to dress up as a pig all day on Friday of FFA Week.
Cow Costume – High school students vote during the brat sale for a high schooler to dress up as a pig all day on Friday of FFA Week.
Pig Herding- Move a hoard of pigs from one end of the gym to the other with show sticks.
Curd Toss – Toss a curd to a partner that catches it in their mouth. Once you drop one you’re out!
Egg Toss – Freshly boiled eggs from the hens in room 139. Toss the eggs across the gym. Last team to have an egg intact wins.
Farmer Relay – Stage 1: Put on overalls, boots, flannel shirt, and hat. Stage 2: Re-Stack Sawdust Bales Stage 3: Pedal Tractor Drive. Stage 4: Switch overalls boots, flannel shirt and hat with partner. Stage 5: Re-stack sawdust bales. Stage 6: Fill and cap calf bottles.
Pedal Tractor Race – Down and back on a pedal tractor.
Turkey Bowling – Set pins up and knock them down with a frozen bird.
Agriculture Trivia – Between events representatives of each grade and the staff will compete in a knowledge contest of agricultural proportions.
Kiss the Mystery Animal – Students vote for a teacher during the brat sale to kiss a mystery animal at the FFA Assembly.
2015 Assembly Highlights!