The August 2012 Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Chris Teaford. He is the son of Neil and Kim Teaford of Casstown and Donna Busic of Dayton.
During the summer Chris attended FFA Camp where he met FFA members from across the state and the Miami East FFA Chapter and Alumni Summer Family Picnic. At the 2012 Miami County Fair, Chris earned the Champion Horticulture exhibit with his red tomatoes. Additionally, he helped with the set-up and decorating of the Shop and Crop Building Display. Chris’s Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of 80 tomato plants that he raises and sells fresh tomatoes from. He has sold to family and friends and at the weekly Troy Farmer’s Market.
Every month of the school year the Miami East FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one student that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities. If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special medallion on celebration of their accomplishment.