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Utica FFA summer and fair recap

Utica FFA at the Hartford Fair

By Abby Paxton, Utica FFA Reporter 2019-2020

The Utica FFA Chapter had an awesome week at the Hartford fair. Just because the fair didn’t start till Saturday for most, the Utica FFA Chapter was up at 8am on Thursday setting up and cleaning the FFA barn getting ready for the week. On Sunday, in the FFA Barn the Ag Education projects were judged. Our chapter received 109 A’s, 11 B’s, and 4 best of show ribbons! Multiple students showed different animals through FFA at the Hartford Fair. We had members participate in the market turkey, rabbit, hogs, steer pool, and dairy feeder shows. All our FFA members did great at this fair. And don’t forget about our annual FFA Challenge held at the natural resources area. The four Chapters battled in several activities while tons of excited fans cheered across the pond. The activities included a natural resource test, bean-bag toss, canoe tug-a-war, a canoe race, and each chapter built a recycled boat to race across the lake and back.… Continue reading

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Zane Trace FFA Members Enjoy Busy Summer

The Zane Trace FFA Chapter has stayed active over summer break.

In June three members attended the first session of Ohio FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Ohio. The students met fellow FFA members from around Ohio and enjoyed fishing, leadership workshops and service projects throughout the week.

In July the members of the officer team met for their summer workshop. During the event the officers planned the FFA schedule for the upcoming school year, learned the responsibilities of their individual offices and prioritized chapter events. They also experienced an authentic Indian meal and worked as a team to climb rock walls at Vertical Adventures climbing in Columbus.

In August several members participated in the Ross County Fair. The officer team prepared a booth highlighting the chapter’s activities and members exhibited their livestock projects. The chapter also took part in Jr. Fair Night where Olivia Hettinger placed 5th in the Apple Pie contest and the team of Brenden Naumovski, Laine Abbott and Hallee Scott participated in the round bale roll.… Continue reading

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River Valley FFA officer retreat

On the 14th and 15th of July, the 2019-2020 River Valley FFA officer team went to Indian lake for their annual Officer Retreat. Not only did we plan for the upcoming year, we also discussed our future goals for the chapter, followed with a great dinner and swimming in the lake. We had a great time getting to know each other, doing some team bonding activities and getting some group pictures. As an officer team, we are ready to serve our chapter to the best of our ability and can’t wait to see what the future year of the River Valley FFA chapter holds.… Continue reading

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Miami East-MVCTC FFA Recognized by National FFA

The National FFA Organization recently announced the results of the National FFA Evaluations. Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter was selected as a 3-Star National Chapter for the National FFA Chapter Award Program. A 3-star is the highest award a chapter can be recognized for in the National Chapter process. In order to be considered for such an honor, the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter had to place in the top 10% in the state of Ohio. In May, the chapter learned that they were in the Top 10 in the state and would have their application forwarded to national evaluations.

This is the 19th straight year that the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter will be recognized at the National FFA Convention in their National Chapter Award program. Two students will receive the plaque on stage during the National FFA Convention, October 31 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The National FFA Chapter Award program recognized FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities (POA).… Continue reading

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Learning to do through SAE programs

By Meredith Oglesby, OCJ FFA reporter

From growing crops to managing a herd of livestock, students have a range of projects for their supervised agricultural experiences (SAE). These projects allow students to engage in real-world agricultural activities and gain career ready skills outside of the classroom.

From the inspiration of her agricultural education instructor and with the help of her grandpa, Lauren Wright, from the Miami East MVCTC FFA Chapter, markets and manages one acre of sweet corn.

“My SAE experience has made me realize what an awesome community that I live in. The support from family, friends, and community members has been so supportive in many ways,” Wright said.

Wright set the goal to make the business the best it can be.

“I have started working towards this goal by fixing every error that has popped up so far and by sometimes just being one step ahead,” Wright said.

She really enjoys the opportunity to meet new customers at her house or at the farmer’s markets.… Continue reading

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2019-2020 Ohio FFA Officer Team (Audio included)

President: Holly McClay- Fredericktown

Vice President: Bethany Starlin- Chief Logan

Secretary: Noah Smith- Amanda-Clearcreek

Treasurer: Haleigh Stoller- Wayne Trace

Reporter: Mackenzie Hoog- Valley View MVCTC

Sentinel: Justin Beckner- Tallawanda Butler Tech

Vice Presidents at Large:

Alec Ogg- Upper Sandusky

Mozie van Raaij- Southeastern

Maribeth Pozderac- Fredericktown

Wyatt Kissell- Mt. Vernon

Chyann Kendel- Twin Valley South MVCTC… Continue reading

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