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West Homes FFA Nursery Landscaping

On January 15th, the West Holmes FFA sent members to compete at the State Nursery Landscaping contest in Columbus, Ohio. During the contest, members are required to read blue prints, identify annual, deciduous, and evergreen plants, read labels, and take a general knowledge test on the horticulture and landscaping industry.

The team placed 19th, out of 34 teams. Individually Logan Brannon placed 31st, Clay Armstrong placed 84th, Grayson Miller placed 102nd, Audrey Ivers placed 115th, and Dylan Arnold-Harsh placed 168th. Congratulations on a job well done to the Nursery Landscaping team.

The Ohio Nursery Landscape Association sponsors this contest.

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Ft. Recovery FFA Announces Top Fruit Sellers

FT. RECOVERY, OH – Recently, the Ft. Recovery FFA chapter completed its annual fruit sale selling over 750 cases of fruit.  Peanuts and fruit baskets were also sold.  The top three overall sellers were first, Alex Stammen, second, Ray Siefring, and third, Amy Timmerman. The top sellers in each class were; 1st period, Alex Timmerman; 2nd period, Maleia Fullenkamp; 3rd period, Zach Tobe; 4th period, Jessica Kaiser; 5th period, Claire Pottkotter; 6th period, Isaac Siegrist; and 7th period, Jamieson Hess and Mitch Lennartz; 8th period, Jacob Siefring.  The Ft. Recovery FFA Chapter would like to thank everyone that purchased and helped out with the fundraiser.

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Logan Elm FFA Winter Game Night

The Logan Elm FFA recently held their 2nd annual Winter Game Night. The theme for the night was to have fun and get to know the members in the chapter. Upon arrival the officers randomly split members into nine groups. The groups then competed against each other in nine different “minute-to-win-it” games. The first group to finish was the winner. However, to be declared the winner all members had to know each other’s names. At the conclusion of the game all members gathered together in the shop and anyone who cheated or committed a foul, as deemed by the officers, had to get on a shop table and spell Mississippi with their rear or sing and perform “I’m a Little Teapot”. The members were then free to play “Just Dance”, cards, and corn hole or just socialize while they were waiting on the hamburgers to be grilled. All in all, it was a fun night for everyone.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee FFA Holds Leaders of Tomorrow

The Preble Shawnee FFA Chapter organized and sponsored a workshop titled Leaders of Tomorrow. The workshop was open to all of the student leaders at Preble Shawnee High School. The evening consisted of four community members serving as guest speakers and sharing with the attendees advice on become strong community leaders. The speakers included Chuck Moore, owner of CMJ’s in Camden, Dr. Tom Crumbaker, retired science teach and Preble Shawnee Board of Education Member, Commissioner David Wessler, and Shanda McWhinney the Preble County Relay for Life Chair.… Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education appoints new National FFA executive secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013/National FFA Organization) – The U.S. Department of Education has appointed a highly experienced and accomplished education professional to help develop, implement and manage policy for the National FFA Organization.

Sherene R. Donaldson of Alexandria, Va., has been appointed National FFA executive secretary. In her leadership role, she will be primarily responsible for issuing charters to state FFA associations as directed by the organization’s national board of directors, keep official membership records, track progress of the organization and oversee state FFA association reporting to the board.

In December, she joined the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education in Washington, D.C., as an education program specialist. The department administers and coordinates national programs related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education and community colleges. Previously, Donaldson was curriculum and adult education director at Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood, Ind.,… Continue reading

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West Holmes FFA Fruit and Tree Sale

The West Holmes FFA chapter held their annual fruit sale during October, November and December. The chapter successfully sold 964 cases of fruit and 1,924 tins of nuts, selling a total of over $56,000. The top ten salesmen were the following: Justin Lorentz, 174.50 cases; William Hughes, 144.25 cases; Samantha Krejci, 92.25 cases; Mandy Taylor, 85.50 cases; Megan Miller, 79.25 cases; Tanner Goines, 48.00 cases; Matt and Hannah Schlegel, 46.00 cases; Beth Klein, 42.00 cases; Grayson and Paige Miller, 39.50 cases, and Liz Overholt, 37.25 cases. Extra fruit was donated to the Lighthouse-Love Center. There is still BBQ sauce, and tins of nuts still available. Thank you for your continued support of the chapter.

The West Holmes FFA chapter sold Christmas Trees this year for the first time. Over three weekends the chapter sold a total of 30 trees. The fundraiser was sponsored by Rodhe’s IGA, and Sycamore Hollow Tree Farm.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee FFA Holds Career Day

The Preble Shawnee FFA recently held a 7th grade career day. The activity was held to showcase three careers that 7th graders can pursue through agriculture. The committee that organized this event was the Ag Career Skills. Members of the committee included Austin Moore, Darian Rader, Lacey Hill, Joan Anderson, Sidney Hibbard, and Kelsey Klamm.

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Logan Elm FFA "Living to Serve"

by: Bret King

The Logan Elm FFA followed up on their “Living to Serve” theme during the Christmas season. The chapter adopted two families from the school district to help for Christmas. After talking with the families, the Leadership class developed a list of gifts for the children in the two families. Tags were made, hung on a tree and members in the entire chapter had the opportunity to take a tag and purchase that gift. Several gifts were donated to the children of the two families.

 


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I Feel Like a Farmer Video

South Central FFA Chapter in Greenwich, Oh composed this karaoke remix of “Man! I Feel Like A Women” by Shania Twain to “Man! I Feel Like a Farmer.” It was composed by members LeeAnn Montgomery, Carrie Lortcher, Mickala Brusacoram and Breanna Legg.… Continue reading

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Miami East January 2013 FFA member of the month

The January 2013 Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Danielle Danielson. She is the daughter of Dan and Debbie Danielson of Troy.

Danielle is a sophomore and second year member of the Miami East FFA Chapter. She has participated in State and National FFA Conventions, FFA Camp, and horse judging. She recently was the third highest seller in the FFA Fruit Sales Fundraiser, selling over $1,600.00 worth of fruit. Danielle is also the FFA’s representative on the Miami County Junior Fair Board. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program is market swine and job placement on a local horse 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.  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 gift in celebration of their accomplishment.… Continue reading

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FFA to Participate in State Parliamentary Procedure Contest

The Preble Shawnee FFA beginning team will participate in the Parliamentary Procedure at the state level. The team will travel to Columbus for the contest and compete against nine other FFA beginning teams from around the state. The team consists of Adi Via, Austin Brewer, Jacob Kamm, Kaitlyn McGarvey, Kerriston Wilson, Rachel Jones, Payton Roberts, and Savannah Schneider.… Continue reading

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Mohawk FFA members receive Greenhand Degrees

By Emily Daniel, chapter reporter

Twenty members of the members of the Mohawk FFA Chapter received their Greenhand Degree.  The members were awarded on December 3, at the December FFA meeting. Members were Jena Baum, Chelsy Mattox, Blaec Kearns, Michael Shaw, Caleb Bollinger, Sara Spencer, Jordon Wheeler, Paige Sigler, Morgan Edgington, Austin Miller, Joanie Lininger, Aaron Williams, Megan Cleveland, Logan Reinhart, Dominic Smith, Katie Pinkston, Tori Chaney, Cambria Kohlenberg, Vanessa Stull and Meghan Ohl.

To earn this degree, first year members must be enrolled in agricultural education class, have a plan for their supervised agriculture experience, and explain FFA fundamentals.  During the ceremony, the FFA officers welcomed and handed out pins and certificates to the Greenhands.  Also during the ceremony freshmen presented the FFA creed and the chapter heard from a state FFA officer.… Continue reading

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