A-C FFA Members Advance to State Level
To receive your State FFA Degree one has to have an agricultural job, run an agricultural business, raise animals or crops. One of the most difficult requirements to obtain a State FFA Degree are to earn $3,500 gross earnings or 1,000 hours and have earned in excess of $4,500 or 500 hours and have earned at least $4,000 in gross earnings. For most members this difficult for some of them to raise this money for there SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) project, but for 7 FFA members, this was obtainable to them: Sierra Jepsen, Nate Seitz, Aaron Miller, Tyler Genders, Scott Loudermilk, Becca Bentz and Kelsie Sharp. If these members applications are approved his will be the most members that the chapter have ever had receive their State FFA Degree in one year. Aside from receiving a State FFA Degree the highest degree a member can receive is the American FFA Degree. A member can only obtain an American FFA Degree by being a graduate. The requirements are more stringent than the State FFA Degree. This year we have 3 graduates that have applied for their American FFA Degree to the state for further evaluation. These members are: Brittany Stevens, Tyler Van Horn and David Sams. Congratulations on a job well done!
For the last couple of weeks, 17 students have been working diligently on the Proficiency awards. These award, are based upon a member’s Supervised Agricultural Experience Projects(s). Applicants must complete and submit their project books and a detailed application. The following members applied in the following categories: Kelsie Sharp: Accounting, Brittany Stevens: Accounting and Veterinary Medicine, Nathan Seitz: Ag. Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Placement, Carrie Stoneburner: Ag Sales – Placement, Cheyenne Jepsen: Beef Production – Entrepreneurship, Aaron Miller: Beef Production – Placement, John Miller: Beef Production – Placement, Allyson Davis: Environmental Science & Natural Resources Management and Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production, Caitlin Robinson: Equine Management – Placement, Reba Hyme: Fruit Production, Emily Cordle: Nursery Operations, Chancey Holbrook: Sheep Production, Tyler Genders: Small Animal Production & Care, Tyler Van Horn: Specialty Animal Production and Hunter Ricketts: Wildlife Production & Management. Out of the 17 applications 14 of them placed in the top 2 in our district and have now qualified for state evaluation. Congratulation to everyone that qualified and good luck!
From the beginning of their term in office three officers were required to have an officer book. The Treasurer – Nate Seitz has to keep an accurate record of checks and receipts, the Secretary – Hannah Chenetski have to keep a record of all the members participate in FFA activities, minutes of the meetings, etc. and the Reporter – Andrea Hollett keeps a scrapbook with that includes pictures, newsletters and articles that about our FFA chapter. On Thursday, February 3rd the District 7 awards evaluation was held. All officer books received a Gold Rating and perfect scores! Every year for the past 24 years the Secretary book has received a gold rating and for the last 8 years the Treasurers book has received a gold rating.
Congratulations to Nate, Hannah and Andrea on receiving a gold rating on their officer books!