FFA News



Anna FFA Alumni holds annual breakfast

On February 15th, the Anna FFA Alumni held their annual breakfast at the Anna Elementary. This year’s breakfast was quite successful, serving over 650 meals which included whole hog sausage, eggs, pancakes, yogurt, doughnuts, milk, coffee, and juice. The yogurt that was provided at the breakfast and the mix used to make the juice were donated by Dannon and McDonald’s restaurant, respectively. The Anna FFA would like to thank all those who made this breakfast a success. Without the efforts of members and various volunteers, this event would not be possible.

After the breakfast, a short degree ceremony was held to recognize several Anna FFA members. 72 freshmen students received their Greenhand FFA Degrees and 49 sophomores received their Chapter FFA Degrees. For freshmen to earn their Greenhand FFA degrees they must have a plan for a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) and have a good general knowledge of the FFA Organization.… Continue reading

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Ashland FFA members learn about ag tech from guest speaker

The Ashland FFA Chapter had a special meeting Monday the 23rd at 6:30. We had a guest speaker named Mr. Ken Ruprecht from Knox County. Today, Ken and his wife, Marilyn, have concentrated on dairy farming for the last 25 years and milk about 130 cows in Knox County, Ohio. Their farm of 320 acres includes raising hay, corn, soybeans and helping raise 5 grandsons and a granddaughter.

Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education from The Ohio State University and spent five years teaching Vocational Agriculture. Ken has been actively involved with Farm Bureau, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, The Soil and Water Conservation District and a Township Trustee.

Ken spoke to us about the efficiency-enhancing technologies and how they can greatly reduce resource usage on the farm. Ken also talked to us about how important agriculture and farming is in the world. His personal farm has 130 cows and 135 young stock.… Continue reading

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Fort Loramie FFA members celebrate FFA Week

The Fort Loramie FFA chapter celebrated National FFA Week February 17th-20th, 2015. “Go All Out” was this year’s theme, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than half a million nationwide members participated in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels.

As a part of National FFA Week, Fort Loramie FFA members planned several special events. The week kicked off with “Camouflage Day” on Tuesday and “Dress like your favorite farm animal day” on Wednesday.  On Thursday students decked out in red, white and blue attire for “America Day,” and they ended the week with “Farmer Friday.”

Instead of Ag Olympics, the chapter decided to have lunch time activities. Each day during lunch, there were different contests that students could participate in, and whoever participated got free beef jerky. The contests were between the juniors and seniors, the freshman and sophomores and 8th graders and 7th graders.… Continue reading

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Fort Loramie FFA members compete in speaking contests

Three Fort Loramie FFA members competed in the FFA public speaking contest on Tuesday, February 10th.  Members competed and were ranked under categories. The two categories consisted of creed speaking and advanced prepared.

Caitlin Meyer, daughter of Jerry and Paulet Meyer, and Nicole Allen, daughter of Scott and Tracy Allen, participated in the creed-speaking contest.  In the creed contest, first year FFA members are required to recite the FFA Creed from memory to a panel of judges and respond to questions regarding the creed.

Elizabeth Kunkler, daughter of Charlie and Carol Kunkler, competed in the advanced prepared public speaking contest.  In this division, participants are expected to prepare and memorize a 6 to 8 minute speech on an agricultural topic of their choice as well as answer any questions asked by the judges regarding their speech topic.  Kunkler placed second at the sub-district contest and has advanced to the district contest in Fort Recovery on February 17th.… Continue reading

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Miami East-MVCTC FFA fairs well in evaluations

The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter recently competed in the District 5 Evaluations of the Ohio FFA Association at the Greene County Career Center in Xenia.  Several members of the chapter worked extra hard on their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) record to prepare their applications for awards and degrees.

Three 2014-15 Chapter Officers that submitted books for review. Emily Beal submitted the Secretary’s Book and earned a gold rating . Kelsey Kirchner submitted the Treasurer’s Book and earned a gold rating. Casey Copeland submitted the Reporter’s Book and earned a gold rating. Emily, Kelsey, and Casey will be recognized at the State FFA Convention in May.

Seniors Riann Kingrey, Olivia Edgell, Miranda Maggart, and Allyson Supinger and Juniors Emily Beal, Stephanie Millhouse, Levi Reid, and Hunter Sharp applied for the State FFA Degree. All applications were reviewed and submitted to the state evaluation for further review.

Madeline Davis applied for the District 5 Star State in Agribusiness Award for her business enterprise.… Continue reading

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West Holmes FFA hosts District Ag Sales

On February 3, 2015, the West Holmes FFA Chapter hosted and participated in the District Ag Sales Competition. The team placed first in the district which qualified them for state on February 21. Individually, Jillian Gurley was 2nd, Shyann Kick was 3rd, Chris Vansickle was 7th, Elise Neville was 8th, and Tory Eggers was 9th.  In Ag Sales the team has to complete a mock sale, complete a prospecting scenario, and take a test over skills in customer relations, advertising, and promotion and merchandise displays.… Continue reading

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National Trail–MVCTC FFA members attend national leadership conference

­­­Students from FFA chapters across Ohio attended the 212o and 360° Leadership Conferences. These conferences are an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta and with additional support from Crop Production Services as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Alison Grimes, Bryant Stonecash, Chelsea Allen, Becky Allen, Emilie Satterfield, Danielle Thomas, Suzanne Kimball, Grant Killen, Clayton Cruze, Graham Jones, Issac Luce, Erika Gallaher, Andrew Willet, Kelsey Matheny, and Kian Caldwell, all members of the National Trail-MVCTC FFA Chapter attended the event Saturday January 17, 2015.

212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212o Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues.… Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne FFA Alumni hosts Annual Pork Loin Dinner

On January 23rd, the Anthony Wayne FFA Alumni hosted its annual Pork Loin Dinner and Silent Auction in the cafeteria of Anthony Wayne High School. Profit from these events goes towards scholarships for FFA members who are graduating and to off set expenses for FFA camp. FFA members helped with the event by selling tickets, donating items for the silent auction, serving food, and cleaning up.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee FFA members attend national leadership conference

­­­Students from FFA chapters across Ohio attended the 212o and 360° Leadership Conferences. These conferences are an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta and with additional support from Crop Production Services as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Caleb Moore, Blake Rogers, Savannah Schneider, Lacey Hill, Abbey Hill, Sidney Hacker,  and Kaitlyn McGarvey, members of the Preble Shawnee FFA Chapter attended the event on January 17th.

212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212o Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attended sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps towards self-improvement.… Continue reading

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“Basket Bingo” to be hosted by ME-MVCTC FFA alumni

The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Sunday, January 25th at 2 p.m. in the Miami East Junior High Auditeria. Doors will open at 1:30 and guests should enter through the east door of the junior high.

Beautiful and functional Longaberger baskets will be the prize for the 20 games, with the grand prize being a retired basket feature.

Tickets are $20 for the 20 games and a raffle entry. There will also be raffles, extra games, and concessions sales offered. All winning tie-breaking cards win a consolation prize of a Longaberger product.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter at (937) 335-7070 ext. 3212 or by purchasing them at the door.

All funds raised will be donated to the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter in support of their community activities and leadership development.… Continue reading

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State FFA officer visits Preble Shawnee

Ohio FFA State President Sydney Snider recently visited the Preble Shawnee FFA for a day of fun and learning.

The chapter participated in many games teaching life-lessons brought by the president. She also stayed after to participate with the Jr. High ag program.

Preble Shawnee appreciated the visit.… Continue reading

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Large grant awarded to Miami East-MVCTC FFA member

A $1,000 grant has been awarded to FFA member Kelsey Kirchner of Conover, OH, by the Rabo AgriFinance through the National FFA Organization. The SAE Grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their supervised agricultural experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must complete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture-related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion of the grant fiscal year, grant recipients must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.

Kirchner is a member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter and was selected from hundreds applicants nationwide. Kirchner will use the grant monies to expand her dog treats small business SAE. Kirchner makes and markets her own dog treats. The grant money will be used to purchase her own equipment so that she will not have to borrow from her family.… Continue reading

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Miami East-MVCTC FFA announces January Member of the Month

The January 2015 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Cody Reid. Cody is the son of Matt and Julie Reid of Fletcher.

Cody was chosen because of his recent involvement in various FFA activities. Cody was a member of the State Food Science and Technology Career Development Team that placed third in the state. He was also a member of the Agricultural Engineering Career Development Team that placed ninth in the state. Cody has earned the State FFA Degree. Cody attended the National FFA Convention and assisted with the Farm Safety Day for second graders and other Farm Safety week activities. Cody’s Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of job placement on his family’s grain farm.

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.  … Continue reading

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Miami East-MVCTC FFA members do well at State Food Science

On Saturday, December 6 four members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in the State Food Science and Technology Career Development Event hosted at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Food Science and Technology Team members were Casey Copeland, Cody Reid, Nathan Teeters and Grant Hodge.  The team placed 3rd in the state and earned a banner for the agriculture classroom.  Casey Copeland was the highest placing individual from Miami East, placing 4th overall and earned a $500 scholarship to major in Food Science at Ohio State. Cody Reid placed 10th overall in the contest.

During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package.  Also they completed an aroma identification section, took test on their knowledge of food science, responded to mock customer complaint scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry, and completed a taste sensory test.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee takes first in Sub-District Parli Pro

In early December, the Preble Shawnee FFA competed in the sub-district parliamentary procedure contest for a chance to make it to districts. The advanced team won first place with their outstanding procedure. Savannah Lynch, Addie Anspaugh, Sarah Kurtz, Aubrey McQuisten, Sidney Hacker, Caleb Moore, Savannah Schnieder, and Colton Pugh will advance to the districts for a chance to go to state. The greenhand parliamentary procedure team placed third in the contest but will not move on to districts. The FFA could not be more excited as they prepare for the next contest.… Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne FFA member places 5th in state contest

Nicole McMullen, a freshman FFA member at Anthony Wayne High School, competed in the Ohio FFA Job Interview Career Development Event on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Nicole first competed in the sub-district and district levels, where she placed first in each. This advanced her to the state level where she competed with students from across the state of Ohio, and received 5th place in her division. The job interview contest consists of writing a cover letter and resume with references, completing a job application, interviewing for a position, then writing a follow-up thank you-letter. “This experience will definitely help me in the future when applying for jobs,” says Nicole.… Continue reading

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A-C FFA attends National FFA Convention

The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to not only attend the National FFA Convention, but for our State Winning Agricultural Issues Forum CDE team to compete and for members to get to experience a multitude of tours.

The members who attended had the phenomenal opportunity to go on multiple tours that were not only fun, but also educational. The first day, members toured the Kentucky Horse Park, where they could watch live dressage shows, learn about and see many horse breeds, and go through their museum. The students also toured the Conrad-Caldwell House, which is a beautiful historic house in old Louisville. The fully restored house not only contained a large collection of Edwardian Period items, but also had educational displays on the top floor, which gave students a deeper knowledge of the history of the area. After the tour of the Conrad-Caldwell House, the chapter visited the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which was in Indiana on the Ohio River.… Continue reading

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West Holmes FFA does well in Parli Pro

On November 20, 2014, the West Holmes FFA Chapter sent the Senior Parliamentary Procedure team to the sub district parliamentary Procedure contest at Indian Valley High School.

The team placed 3rd and the team was made up of President: Marris  Hoffee, Vice President: Regina Miller, Secretary:  Juanita Miller, Treasurer: Jaeden Roloff, Reporter: Payten Boring, Sentinel: Alyx Morris, Student Advisor: Cade Patterson,  Member: Jarrett Snow, and alternate, Kara Leadbetter. In the Parliamentary Procedure contest, the team demonstrates their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and how to use it correctly during the course of a business meeting. As well as taking a test over Parliamentary law.… Continue reading

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