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OFMA see bright future for Ohio fairs

Families are rediscovering fairs, and maybe for reasons a bit different than in previous generations. “The trend is very positive for fairs. We are seeing increased attendance,” said Howard Call, with the Ohio Fair Managers Association at the organization’s recent convention. “People who are trying to understand agriculture are seeing …

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Anna FFA named Three-Star Chapter by National FFA

The Anna FFA chapter of Anna, Ohio, has been recognized in the 2014 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as …

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2014 Ohio FFA Convention: Session 3

In Session 3, Ohio FFA members heard from the Ohio FFA Alumni Association, Gold Medal Chapters were recognized, the top chapters were recognized,  more proficiency winners were announced, and the group heard motivational words from speaker Eric Chester. Here are more highlights from Session 3.

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2014 Ohio FFA Convention: Session 1

In the first General Session at the 86th Ohio FFA Convention, teachers and administrators, Chapter Trust Awards, and charity donations were recognized. FFA chapters and campers raised money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital ($16,737 in funds raised at camp and chapters gave $34,864) and  Crop/Church World Service received $14,588 from Ohio FFA members. …

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Big numbers gathered in Louisville

Attendance at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Exporose to 62,998, up from 56,176 attendees last year when the event was held in Indianapolis. Students, teachers and guests stayed in 136 hotels for 39,247 combined room nights within a 75-mile radius of Louisville throughout the week, infusing more than $40 million …

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