FFA News

ZT FFA Member Olvia Pflaumer Competes at Eastern States Expo

Zane Trace FFA graduate member Olivia Pflaumer recently traveled to West Springfield, Massachusetts to compete in the Eastern States Expo’s FFA Star Award Program. Oliva represented Ohio as a candidate in the Star in Agriscience category. To qualify for this opportunity Olivia conducted research over honeybees, education practices and water quality over the past six years of her FFA membership and completed the Star Battery application along with her American Degree application in February. She was selected to compete from the 18 states that compose the Eastern Region of the FFA. During the trip Olivia explored the unique agriculture of western Massachusetts along with learning more about the natural resources of the Berkshire Mountains. As a finalist for the award Olivia received a $150 prize sponsored by Farm Credit of America and the Eastern States Exposition.  Olivia is a junior at The Ohio State University majoring in Agriculture Education and plans to use the knowledge gained through this travel opportunity to benefit her students in the future.… Continue reading

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Zane Trace FFA Recognized in National Chapter Program

 By Olivia Hettinger, Zane Trace FFA Reporter

The Zane Trace FFA chapter will be recognized as a three star chapter at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this fall. Only the top 10% of all FFA chapters in the nation are recognized for this honor each year. This will be the chapter’s 6th year receiving this award. There are many things the ZT FFA has done to be recognized for this award. Some examples are the annual sausage breakfast where a large percentage of the money is donated, Pioneer Pantry which is an in-school pantry filled with items that students who are in need of are allowed to take home. The chapter also recently built a blessing box outside of the school, along with Pioneer Pacers, a running club for grades three through five. Elementary lessons about agriculture are also taught by FFA members. The Zane Trace FFA also has a positive social media presence, and takes yearly trips to the National FFA Convention.… Continue reading

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Zane Trace FFA Attends Farm Bureau Meeting

By Olivia Hettinger, Zane Trace FFA Reporter

On Thursday, August 29th, five members of the Zane Trace FFA visited the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ross County Farm Bureau at St. Mary’s Family Life Center in Chillicothe. Students participated in setting up food for dinner, and helping to put food away after. Members listened to guest speaker Adam Sharp, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau as he gave an update on Ohio Farm Bureau policies. Zane Trace graduates Cody Clark and Olivia Congrove were also recognized for receiving scholarships through the Ross County Farm Bureau.… Continue reading

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Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter Cruise-In

The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter will be hosting a Cruise-In on Friday, September 27 from 4 to 7pm. This event is open to cars, trucks, and tractors.  The Cruise-In will take place in the west parking lot of Board Office/Old High School at 3825 North State Route 589, Casstown, Ohio. Registration is from 3:30-4pm and awards will be at 6:30pm. Sponsors of the event are Minster Bank and Troy Sports Center.

This Cruise-In is open to the general public and students. Entry fee is $10 for General Entry and $5 for students. Prizes will be awarded for various classes of cars, trucks, and tractors. Refreshments will be available and a 50/50 will be conducted. All proceeds will be donated to suicide prevention in memory of Hunter Sharp. For further information please contact the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter at 335-7070 ext. 3212.Continue reading

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Princess For A Day Planned

Hear ye, hear ye!  Calling all princesses to a day of pampering and learning how to be a princess. Miami East High School’s FFA Chapter welcomes young girls of all ages to attend a Princess For A Day on Saturday, September 28, at the Miami East High School Cafeteria.  Princesses are asked to arrive at 2:30, 3:, 3:30 or 4. No reservations are needed.

$10 cash per princess will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.

All princesses are encouraged to dress in a princess dress as they learn everything it takes to be a princess, including: hair, make-up, nails, healthy snacks, walking the runway and much more. Each princess will be given a tiara.

Girls of all ages are welcome with parental supervision.

Come help improve young girls’ self-esteem while making a supporting to the March of Dimes and the fight against pre-mature births.

Contact Miami East High School with questions by calling 335-7070 ext.Continue reading

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West Holmes FFA Chapter American degrees

The West Holmes FFA Chapter is proud to announce that 6 graduate members of the West Holmes FFA will receive their American FFA Degree at National FFA Convention on November 2. This is the highest member an FFA member can achieve in the organization, given to only about 3% of FFA members each year.

These members who will receive their degrees are Marissa Lamp, Thane Kaufman, Juanita Miller, Jake Napier, Sarah Sprang, and Leon Williams.

In order to achieve this degree, the members have to obtain their State Degree, completed 540 hours of in school instruction, earned at least 7,500 dollars, worked 2,250 hours outside of school, have a satisfactory scholastic record, and complete 50 hours of community service. These members have worked really hard and put time and effort into what they do. Congratulations to these past members!… Continue reading

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Monroeville FFA booth earns award at the 2019 Huron County Fair

This year the Monroeville FFA booth at the 2019 Huron County Fair focused on renewable energy. The booth was titled Exploring Renewable Energy and displayed three types of renewable energy: hydroelectricity, solar power, and wind energy. The booth showed what each of these involved and the advantages and disadvantages of each energy source. The booth ended up receiving the second place award.… Continue reading

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2019 Miami East-MVCTC FFA September Member of the Month

The September 2019 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Isabella Waite. She is the daughter of Jeff and Valerie Waite. She is a junior and third year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter.

Isabella had a very successful 2019 Miami County Fair. She exhibited several items in the Horticulture Division of the FFA Shop and Crop Building. Her cherry tomatoes were first place and named Reserve Horticulture entry. Additionally, Isabella participated in the Minnesota-Ohio Leadership Exchange program in the summer of 2019. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience consists of raising breeding rabbits.

Every month of the school year the Miami East-MVCTC FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month.  The officer team will nominate one member 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 accolade in celebration of their accomplishment.Continue reading

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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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