Ohio FFA News

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  • Recipients of the 2017 State FFA Degree are (L to R) Carly Gump, Katie Bodenmiller, Alyssa Westgerdes, and Alex DiNardo.
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  • The FFA's Chili Cook-Off participants were (L to R) Bailey Buck, Ashley Hawkins, Jessica Copeland, Zach Kowalak, Colton Kowalak, Carly Gump, Alex Isbrandt, Emma Linn, Blade Snyder, and Aligha Ulsh.
West Holmes at 2016 Greenhand Camp

West Holmes FFA’ers enjoy learning, fun at Greenhand Camp

The West Holmes FFA chapter recently sent 9 members to Greenhand Camp at Camp Muskingum. Attendants were Zach Myers, Braiden Bower, Ethan Reining, Luke Shaum, Dylan Landon, Chase Stitzlein, Kayla Madison, Haley Crites, and Madison Stitzlein. The students arrived at 3pm for registration and dorm check-in. During this time they had free recreation. Here they [...]

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Hiland FFA takes part in urban soils contest

On a rainy day, the Hiland FFA Urban Soils Team participated in the District Soils Contests. The District Soil Contest consisted of three pits, and two written test which was a soil survey test and a general knowledge test. The purpose of the urban soil contest is to see if the land can be used [...]

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Miami Trace FFA graduates receive highest award

This year, the Miami Trace/Great Oaks FFA had 6 graduate FFA members receive the American FFA Degree at the 89th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. This degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year there were a total of 3,780 American [...]

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Miami East FFA announces November Members of the Month

The November 2016 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Members of the Month Kylie Blair and Jessica Gillum.  Both are sophomores and second years members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter. Kylie is the daughter of Sonya Foster and Marty Blair. Jessica is the daughter of Kevin Gillum and Julie Kreiger. At the 2016 National FFA Convention Kylie and [...]

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National FFA Convention recap

The 89th National FFA Convention and Expo was recently held in Indianapolis and, as usual, Ohio was well represented. Ohio FFA members earned 345 American FFA Degrees and there were many Agriscience Fair, Proficiency, and Chapter Award finalists. Ethan Kaper from Liberty Union won Plant Systems Division 1 in the Agriscience Fair, Evan Smith from [...]

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Buckeye Valley-DACC FFA well represented at National Convention

The 89th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana represents a new high water mark for the Buckeye Valley-DACC FFA Chapter.  The chapter represented Ohio well with a National Proficiency Award winner, and a 3rd place Career Development Event team. Curtis Harsh of Radnor won the Beef Production Entrepreneurship proficiency area, coming out [...]

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Miami County FFA members succeed at National Convention

“Transform: Purpose To Action” was the theme of this year’s National FFA Convention. 27 members of the Miami East-MVCTC and Milton-Union-MVCTC FFA chapters were in attendance at the convention in Indianapolis. Those members included from Miami East-MVCTC FFA were Elizabeth Bair, Liza Bair, Ethin Bendickson, Kylie Blair, Keagan Carsey, Jessica Copeland, Luke Gilliland, Jessica Gillum, [...]

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Fifth graders on farm tour educated by Hiland FFA

On a brisk, cool morning the Hiland FFA Chapter went to the 5th Grade Farm Tour which was held at Spring Walk Farms in Big Prairie, Ohio. The Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the 5th Grade Farm Tour. The 5th graders had a rotation throughout the day, stopping at various stations. Each stop [...]

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The Dairy Cattle Judging team Kelsey Arquette, Tayler Common, Lila Common, Patrick Miller, Claire Sample, and Mikah Arquette after competing in the D1 Dairy Cattle CDE.

Anthony Wayne FFA comptes in district Dairy Judging

On Thursday, October 13th, six Anthony Wayne FFA members competed in the District One FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Career Development Event. The members had to evaluate four classes of dairy cattle, scoring them on how well they appear to produce milk and calves. They also had to complete a written test, and evaluate pedigrees to [...]

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Here are some of Ohio's 2016 Proficiency finalists: Goat Production – Olivia Congrove, Zane Trace; Wildlife Production and Management – Tyler Stewart, East Clinton; Diversified Crop Production-Entrepreneurship – Brice Walker, East Clinton; Swine Production-Placement – Mitchell Kramer, New Bremen; and Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship – Reed Aller, St. Marys.

Ohio well represented among National FFA Proficiency Finalists

Ohio was represented at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo by 16 finalists in the National FFA Proficiency competition. The contest revolves around the work done through a Supervised Agricultural Experience, otherwise known as an SAE. We came across several of these finalists in Indianapolis. Watch the video below as several of them recap [...]

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