FFA News

Amanda Clearcreek FFA members excel at state contests

On April 6th, the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter had six CDE (Career Development Event) teams compete at the spring state skills contests at the Ohio Expo Center. The teams competing were the Nature Interpretation team, coached by Mr. Tilley; the Wildlife Management team, coached by Mr. Tilley and assisted by Andy Montoney; the Agronomy team, coached by Mr. Sharp and by Bob McClure; the Equine team, coached by Gail Ellinger; the General Livestock team, coached by A-C FFA Alumni member Christian Hoffman; and the Poultry team. A big thank you to all friends of the FFA who helped! Although many team practices were scheduled, a large amount of the studying and practice that these members must complete was done on their own time.

The Nature Interpretation, Agronomy, and Wildlife Management teams all placed in the top five in the state, earning the A-C FFA Chapter three new recognition banners. This is a huge accomplishment because only teams placing in the top five in their respective state contest areas are awarded a banner.… Continue reading

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Miami East FFA selects May members of the month

The May 2013 Miami East FFA Members of the Month are Emily Johnson, Sarah Pyers, and Corrine Melvin. They are all retired chapter officers and will soon be graduates of Miami East High School.

Emily Johnson is the daughter of Jim and Kris Johnson. She will be attending Urbana University majoring in marketing. She has served as chapter president and secretary, competed in the state Agricultural Sales competition, and recently placed second in the Sheep Production Proficiency.

Sarah Pyers is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Pyers. She will be attending the University of Findlay majoring in occupational therapy. She has served as chapter vice president, completed in the state Food Science competition, and recently placed second in the Specialty Crop Production Proficiency.

Corrine Melvin is the daughter of Mike Melvin and Michele Melvin. She will be attending Ohio Northern University to major in nursing. She has competed in the job interview, agricultural communications, and parliamentary procedures competitions.… Continue reading

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Hiland FFA names Yoder April member of the month

The Hiland FFA Chapter would like to congratulate David Yoder on being the Member of the Month for April. David is the son of David and Brenda Yoder. This is David’s first year in FFA and he is a Senior. David is employed at Ruetenik Farms. Some of David’s responsibilities includes shaking and baling Christmas trees to get them ready to be sold. David’s favorite FFA activities contest is General Livestock Judging Contest. He enjoyed going to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana and to the Holmes County Training Center this year. In his spare time, David likes to ride four wheelers, read, attend auctions, and lift weights. David’s plans is to attend The Ohio State University ATI (Agricultural Technical Institute) in Wooster and to work at a Soil and Water Conservation District after college. David’s piece of advice to future FFA members: “If you are interested in an activity or contest, do it.… Continue reading

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2013 Ohio State FFA officers announced

President:  Maddy Buschur, VersaillesDSC_9402

State Vice President: Tre Plowman, Cardington

State Secretary: Sydney Snider, Felicity-Franklin

State Treasurer: Jarred Shellhouse

State Reporter: Allison Mangun, Norwayne

State Sentinel:  Nick Brumfield, Amanda-Clearcreek

District 1: Andrew Teet

District 2: Aaron Gates

District 3: Geoffrey NorrisDSC_9404

District 4: Erika Nigh

District 5: Joe Schmitz

District 6: Mary Beth Siekman

District 7: Jeanie McGarvey

District 8: Elizabeth Overholt

District 9: Hallie Hiser

District 10: Blake Campbell


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Anna FFA sweeps chapter awards

The Anna Chapter swept the chapter awards winning the top chapter in Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development.

The chapter members worked hard for the honor and were excited about their success.

“We did a lot of new innovations this year that set us apart from years in the past. We had our family fun nights and, basically, that is when family members can get involved. And, it was a good opportunity to get younger people interested in FFA too,” said Summer McCracken, from the Anna Chapter. “We had our ‘Dimes for Dentinger’ plan. A student that would have been in the senior class died of an asthma attack in fifth grade and we wanted to do something to remember him. We raised over $2,000 for the American Lung Association. We also had chicken feed trials in the classroom where high school ag students monitored chickens fed different feed to see which one worked best.… Continue reading

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2013 Ohio FFA proficiency award winners

Wildlife Production & Management
1. Jeremy Ruger, Wauseon FFA
2. Dakota Sheahan, Genoa Area High School FFA

Veterinary Medicine
1. Carmen Meyer, Marion Local FFA
2. Linsday Daniel, Mohawk FFA

Vegetable Production
1. Christopher Teaford, Miami East-MVCTC FFA
2. Emily Harman, Versailles FFA


Turf Grass Management
1. Evan Riggs, Arcadia FFA
2. Craig Berning, Anna FFA

Swine Production- Placement
1. Logan Brookhart, Versailles FFA
2. Ben Hampshire FFA

Swine Production- Entrepreneurship
1. Doug Seger, Ft. Loramie FFA
2. Blake Campbell, Waterford FFA

Specialty Crop Production
1. Catlin Pauley, Riverdale FFA
2. Sarah Pyers, Miami East MVCTC FFA

Specialty Animal Production
1. Andrew Scharf, Ridgemont FFA
2. Kristin Eisenhauer, Shelby FFA

Small Animal Production & Care
1. Mattew Klopfenstein, Wayne Trace FFA
2. Morgan Shane, Riverdale FFA

Sheep Production
1. Chelsea Shell, Blanchester FFA
2. Emily Johnson, Miami East MVCTC FFA

Poultry Production
1. Jessica Zurcher, Firelands FFA
2. Mitchell Swonger, River Valley FFA

Outdoor Recreation
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Ohio FFA general livestock judging team results

The Top 10 teams in the 2013 Ohio FFA general livestock judging competition were:

1. Botkins High School
2. Miami Trace High School
3. Fairview High School
4. Mississinawa Valley High School
5. Bellevue High School
6. Versailles High School
7. Shenandoah High School
8. Shelby High School
9. Morgan High School
10. Peebles High School

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Meet our State FFA Convention student reporters

The State FFA Convention kicks off tomorrow! We have expanded our news staff with four FFA members that will assist us in our live coverage of this years convention. Be sure to check back throughout the next few days for results, highlights and the latest convention updates.

jordan_bohmanJordan Bonham is a graduate from Miami Trace High School and is currently a freshman at The Ohio State University, where she is majoring in agricultural communication. Jordon was very active in her FFA chapter, participating in the general livestock judging team, agriculture sales team, parliamentary procedure team, creed speaking contest, and received her state degree. She was the district high individual and a top ten finisher in the agriculture sales contest. Jordon continues to stay involved in the agricultural industry at OSU as a college ambassador and an active member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, Saddle and Sirloin Club, Alpha Zeta Partners Honorary, and Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.… Continue reading

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