GREAT FALLS – This week is National FFA Week and the Electric City Chapter is celebrating 10 years as a chapter.
On Tuesday, Electric City FFA will host district leadership competitions with about 70 students from chapters around the Glacier district.
Electric City FFA Advisor Jodi Koterba said students learn skills in business, science, and professionalism that go beyond agriculture.
One student said the experience has given her the opportunity to grow as a person.
“Being in FFA, I have gained many different skills from communication to just getting out there, talking to people, definitely getting me out of my comfort zone,” said senior Maci Myers. “I have competed in judging livestock, judging food and science, vet science, and meat judging.”
To celebrate 10 years as a chapter, Electric City FFA will hold their Boots and Bow Ties dinner and auction this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Elks Lodge located at 500 1st Avenue South.
It’s $20 for an individual ticket or you can buy a table of eight.
The event includes student and alumni speakers as well as a live and silent auction.
Koterba said the event helps cover the costs of keeping students involved in FFA.
“We go to Bozeman, we go to Billings, we go to Missoula, we took 15 kids to the National Convention in Indianapolis this year for a week, so all of the travel really adds up and we don’t ever want to limit the opportunities based on a kid’s economic position. So we try to do a lot of fundraising and make it possible for those kids to earn their trips rather than their parents or them having to pay out of their pockets,” explained Koterba.
For tickets, you can contact Koterba at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-268-6213.
-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News