Ohio FFA News

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  • At the FFA Alumni Basket Bingo participants play bingo for Longaberger baskets
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  • Kyle Elifritz

USDA announces Conservation Stewardship Program sign-up for 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 2016 sign-up period for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest working lands conservation program. CSP supports farmers and ranchers as they introduce and expand conservation on their land in agricultural production Farmers and ranchers have until March 31 to complete the initial CSP application, which consists [...]

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Miami East FFA announces February Members of the Month

The February 2016 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Members of the Month are Lane Mergler and Liza Bair. Lane is the son of Scott and Michelle Mergler of Troy. Liza is the daughter of Todd and Wendy Bair of Fletcher. Mergler and Bair are freshman at Miami East High School and first year members of the FFA. [...]

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At the FFA Alumni Basket Bingo participants play bingo for Longaberger baskets

Miami East FFA Alumni sponsors upcoming basket bingo

The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Sunday, January 31st at 2 p.m. in the Miami East High School Cafeteria. Please enter through the east door of the high school (door #14). Doors will open at one o’clock. Beautiful and functional Longaberger Baskets will be the prize for the 20 [...]

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Hiland FFA helps bring joy to nursing home

The Hiland FFA Chapter visited the Walnut Hills Living Assistance and Nursing Home residents recently. When the chapter first got there, they went inside to  greet and pass out cards to the residents, which the chapter made before their Christmas break to help spread holiday joy. The chapter then continued to the Living Assistance section [...]

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Holiday giving a focus of Eaton MVCTC FFA

In December, the Eaton MVCTC FFA chapter delivered fresh flower bouquets and a table centerpieces to local businesses in Eaton for the holidays. The flowers and greenery came from Eaton’s agriculture education classroom, which the students made arrangements for their families to take home, using skills and techniques taught in class. Extra bouquets and arrangements [...]

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Elifritz named January Miami East FFA Member of the Month

The January 2016 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Kyle Elifritz. Kyle is the son of Joe and Tiffney Elifritz of Fletcher. Kyle is a freshman at Miami East High School and a first year agriculture student enrolled in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Kyle was chosen for his continued strong worth ethic [...]

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Emily Thimmes is a recipient of a National FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Program $1,000 Grant to help further develop her herb and greenhouse business

Miami East-MVCTC FFA member receives $1,000 grant from National Foundation

A $1,000 grant has been awarded to FFA member Emily Thimmes, of Piqua, OH, by the National FFA Organization. The SAE Grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must complete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture-related [...]

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Hiland FFA experiences Ohio State University ag school, hockey

The Hiland FFA Chapter visited The Ohio State University recently, experiencing a Men’s Hockey Game, ag campus, and the football stadium. The chapter took a tour of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences campus and explored buildings, discussing what was in each and their purpose. Members discovered that an ag engineer made the slow [...]

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Shelby FFA looks back on 2015 fruit donations

The Shelby FFA does multiple community service projects throughout the year, one of them is donating fruit to the Shelby Help Line. The FFA has donated fruit for many consecutive years. Members say it’s one of their favorite community service projects. This year, Shelby FFA donated $2,274 worth of fruit to the Help Line. This [...]

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Mowrystown FFA gets into the giving spirit this holiday season

The Mowrystown FFA hosted a school wide day of giving at Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School on December 18th. Students had two different sessions to go to where they could either make tie blankets, assemble boxes of food, help decorate and fill bags for Totes for Hope, or watch a movie. By the end of the [...]

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