FFA News

Anthony Wayne FFA & FFA Alumni Prepares for Annual Pork Dinner

By Stephanie Leaman, chapter reporter
The Anthony Wayne FFA chapter is preparing themselves for the annual pork dinner which is held each year in January. This is an event where the FFA alumni hosts a dinner at the Anthony Wayne High School. At the dinner there is great food served and a silent auction where all the proceeds go to the alumni. Items that are usually in the silent auction include equipment, baskets made by the agriculture classes, and other donated items. The FFA chapter members volunteer shifts at the dinner, whether it is serving food, picking up trash, or cleaning off tables. The pork dinner is a great way for the alumni to make money and it is also a good way to get involved in the community.… Continue reading

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Madison Plains competes in Parliamentary Procedure Contest

Madison Plains advanced and novice parliamentary procedure teams recently placed first out of 8 FFA chapters at the southern sub district FFA parliamentary procedure contest, both teams are now eligible for the district contest. FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use parliamentary procedures.… Continue reading

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Zane Trace FFA members help hurricane victims

Several members of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter recently learned how to fully embody the FFA motto of “Living to Serve” through their Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Throughout the month of November, the members who were a part of the Leadership class worked closely with the CROP Church World Service foundation to provide victims of Hurricane Sandy with clean up buckets and blankets in the wake of the storm.

The members in the class separated into three different committees, and each committee was designed to accomplish a different goal. One committee was designed to work with preschool through second grade students to educate them on hurricanes and to collect coins to purchase items for the clean up buckets. Another worked with third through fifth grade, collecting items to fill the buckets, and the final committee worked with high school students, raising money to purchase blankets.

Through efforts involving a bake sale and providing hospitality at the basketball tip-off classic, the high school committee raised $700.00 which is enough money to purchase one hundred and forty blankets.… Continue reading

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Greenville 2013 officers installed

By Sheiann Mead, chapter reporter

Recently the Greenville FFA held a special ceremony for the installation of the 2012 officers of the Greenville FFA Chapter. The 2012 FFA President Alyssa Garber, and Sentinel Molly Magato installed the new 2013 officer team into office. The new 2013 officers installed were President; Patrick Garber, 1st Vice President; Emily Vanhorn, 2nd Vice President; Thomas Shaw, Reporter; Sheiann Mead, Secretary; Rachael Schmitmeyer, Sentinel; Olivia McDade,  Treasurer; Kiara Davidson, And student Advisor; Dylan Kolb.

State FFA District 5 Secretary, Craig Berning, brought greetings from the Ohio FFA Association and the State FFA Officer Team and was introduced as the featured speaker for the evening and he addressed members and parents in attendance.  His comments directed to the members attending encouraged each of them to continue to make and pursue their goals, both in their personal lives and as FFA members.  He told them that many good things will come to them through their involvement in the FFA if they would set their goals high and work hard to achieve those goals.… Continue reading

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Colonel Crawford Scholarship Luncheon

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter
The Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter had their first Scholarship Luncheon for CC FFA members on Dec. 19.  Anyone in the Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter that has a 3.2 quarterly GPA or higher, had lunch provided by the chapter.

The Scholarship Luncheon was created because the chapter needed more scholarship activities for the National Chapter Award, and as a chapter we wanted to promote higher education and good grades.… Continue reading

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Mowrystown FFA helps local food pantry

During the month of December, Mowrystown FFA members help out at the Bright Local Food Pantry. The Bright Local Food Pantry is run by several churches in Highland County as well as our FFA Chapter.

Twice a year Mowrystown FFA is in charge of the food pantry. During our month, we are responsible for working for a few hours each Saturday. Our chapter is also in charge of stocking the food pantry during our assigned month. The students enjoy donating their time to a good cause.… Continue reading

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Colonel Crawford FFA adopts a family for Christmas

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter

This year, the Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter in partnership with Pioneer will be adopting a family for Christmas.  In our community, many families are impacted by domestic violence.

Turning Point is an intervention program that provides shelters and assistance for families dealing with domestic violence.  This year, our chapter will adopt a family to help make their families Christmas, a Christmas they will never forget.… Continue reading

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Greenville FFA donates to food pantry

By Sheiann Mead, chapter reporter

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 the Greenville FFA donated fruit and canned goods to the Grace Resurrection Center. Pictured from left to right are Thomas Shaw, Mr. John Guttadore, Sharon Sellers(representative from Grace Resurrection Church), Emily Vanhorn, and Sheiann Mead.… Continue reading

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County Parlimentary Procedure Contest

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter

On November 20th the County Parliamentary Procedure contest took place.  The Colonel Crawford, Buckeye Central, and Wynford FFA chapters all participated in the contest hosted by Colonel Crawford FFA Chapter.

All students from freshmen to seniors have been learning and reviewing parliamentary procedure.  Parliamentary procedure is the proper way to run a meeting.  Students must learn the opening ceremonies, rules of motions, and closing ceremonies.

The judges were Mrs. Tate, Ms. Guinther, Mr. Schwartz, and Mr. Stuckman. There were 11 teams out of the three schools. Crawford had two freshmen teams, the first freshman team placed 2nd and the second freshman team placed 4th.  The sophomore team placed 6th, the junior team placed 5th and the senior team placed 4th.  Everyone had a great learning experience. We would like to thank our judges once again for their help.… Continue reading

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Greenville FFA donates to Toys For Tots

By Sheiann Mead, chapter reporter

On Tuesday December 18, 2012, Greenville FFA Officers went to K-Mart with money from their chapter to purchase toys to donate for the local Toys for Tots program. Pictured above from left to right are: Sheiann Mead, Emily Vanhorn, Patrick Garber, Rachael Schmitmeyer, and Thomas Shaw.… Continue reading

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Colonel Crawford pancake breakfast

By Jessica Millenbaugh, chapter reporter

On December 1st the Colonel Crawford /Pioneer FFA hosted the Antique Farm Machinery Association Benefit Breakfast in the Colonel Crawford High School cafeteria. This was the first time Colonel Crawford has hosted the benefit breakfast.

The CC FFA chapter helped set up, serve and clean up after the breakfast for the Farm Machinery Association.  They also got over 20 sponsors for the silent auction that went on during the breakfast.  All of the proceeds go towards the Millard Ag & Expo Building that houses hogs, goats, and alpacas during the fair. This breakfast will help pay for that building and help to make the fair a better place.

The Colonel Crawford FFA chapter would like to thank the local businesses for their donations. We earned just over $2300 dollars toward the new building. Doners were Autozone, O’Reilly, Burkarts, Producers, J+F, Creative Corners, Bakers, Family Video, The Boutique, Oberlanders, West-side Feed, C & B Country Meats, Trinity Monuments, Micheals Pizza, Trinco Auto Service, Pelican House, Creative Options, Lucius Farm, Hord Livestock, Custom Monograming, Crossroads, and Wyandot- John Deere.… Continue reading

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Mohawk FFA Hosts Poverty Awareness Event

By Emily Daniel, chapter reporter

This year the Mohawk FFA held a new activity to bring attention to the struggles of homelessness and poverty.  The activity, called Bring Your Own Box, encouraged students to camp out in a cardboard box to stimulate the challenges of being homeless.  Members raised $1000 in donations from local businesses to sponsor the event and to purchase gifts for families around the community in need during the holidays.  Students also collected nearly 200 pounds of canned food that was donated to the Sycamore Food Pantry.

At the camp out, students heard from Sycamore Mayor Matt Boucher and his wife Jennifer about the importance of being involved within your community and helping those in need. There were also activities planned throughout the evening to demonstrate the struggles that those in need face.… Continue reading

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Mowrystown FFA raffles half court comfy seats

Hard bleacher seats prevent you from going to basketball games? Mowrystown FFA members have found the solution! During all home basketball games, members sell raffle tickets to sit in a love seat at the half court line.

Tickets are sold before and during JV games and the winner is announced before the start of the varsity game. We were able to get a couch donated by Cole’s Furniture. This has been a great fundraiser for our chapter!… Continue reading

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Mohawk FFA Tours Area Ag Businesses

By Emily Daniel, chapter reporter

In early November, 25 Mohawk FFA members traveled to area agricultural businesses. The purpose of the trip was to expose students to the importance of agriculture in the community and also to show them the variety of careers available in the industry. Members who attended were: Jena Baum, Caleb Bollinger, Meghan Chaffee, Tori Chaney, Lydia Coldiron, Morgan Edgington, Kelsea Fleming, Olivia Johnson, Joanie Lininger, Kevin Lonsway, Chelsy Mattox, Sabrina McDermott, Austin Miller, Deon Morter, Katie Pinkston, Grant Price, Logan Reinhart, Jarred Shellhouse, Paige Sigler, Dominic Smith, Vanessa Stull, Bri Thiery, Darby Walton, and Austin Wise.

The day started by visiting Mennco Grain, a division of Mennel Milling, in Nevada. There, students experienced the grain industry first-hand, even sampling loads of grain as they came to the elevator. From there, they traveled to ag service agencies in Upper Sandusky, including Ag Credit, Farm Service Agency, Soil and Water, and the Natural Resources Conservation District.… Continue reading

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Logan Elm FFA sponsored “Thanksgiving Baskets”

Project generates 65 meals for families in their school district

The last part of the FFA motto is “living to serve”. The Logan Elm FFA recently lived this out by sponsoring a “Thanksgiving Baskets” project at the high school. Each of the 32 1st period classes received an empty basket with a list of items needed for a Thanksgiving meal and was challenged to complete at least one basket. The goal was to provide 32 complete meals to families in the Logan Elm school district for Thanksgiving. The outpouring of generosity from the Logan Elm students and staff was tremendous during this project. When the dust cleared, a total of 65 baskets were turned in. Each basket also has a $10 Kroger Gift Card for the family to put towards a turkey. These cards were purchased by the Logan Elm FFA, Mount Pleasant Church in Kingston, and E&R Enterprises. The bags were donated by Pickaway Ross.… Continue reading

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Southeastern FFA completes successful fruit sale

Fifty-five members of the Southeastern FFA participated in its annual fruit sale fundraiser, which was conducted from the beginning of October to the weekend before Thanksgiving. The members raised enough to help fund events such as the national FFA convention, state FFA convention, FFA Week activities and pay contest fees for various activities such as livestock judging, soil judging, parliamentary procedure, food science and many others. Funds raised will also assist students who plan to attend summer camp at FFA Camp Muskingum and allows the group to make donations to several charities within the community.

The members of the Southeastern FFA extend a great deal of appreciation to all those who supported the sale and are very much looking forward to participating in future fundraising events. The top ten FFA members in sales this year, in order of rank, were; Cory Knox, Ethan Waymire, Lindsey Dabe, Mitchel Shawhan, Kalie Entler, Kyle James, Miranda Bobst, Burke Stucky, Hayden Eriksen and Adam Shawhan.… Continue reading

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West Holmes competes at district contest

On November 26st, the West Holmes FFA sent members to compete at district parliamentary procedure contest at Indian Valley High School. The contest requires the team to properly run a business meeting with the card provided that includes motions and abilities on it. Members also take a general knowledge test over parliamentary procedure. The Parli contest is a business setting that allows members to debate on motions that are given at random.  In the contest, the members competing consisted of Elizabeth Overholt, Mandy Taylor, Matt Schelgel, Audrey Ivers, Sam Krejci, Tawnya Eckerle, Dustin Niehaus, and Shyann Kick. The team placed 3rd, Good Job!

 

On November 20th, the West Holmes FFA sent members to Ridgewood High School to compete in Sub district Parliamentary Procedure contest. The senior team members consisted of Elizabeth Overholt, Mandy Taylor, Matt Schlgel, Audrey Ivers, Sam Krejci, Tawnya Eckerle, Dustin Niehaus, and Shyann Kick.… Continue reading

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Syngenta, retail partners honor FFA tradition through Blue Jacket Program

If the jacket fits:
· Community-centered program awards $500 dollars to local chapters and jackets to deserving students.
· Matching program responsible for more than $2.6 million in support of FFA since 2008.
· Iconic blue jacket turns 80 in 2013.

When one hears “FFA,” a vision of the organization’s iconic blue jacket springs to mind. Since introducing the distinctive garment in 1933, FFA has issued more than 4 million jackets to deserving young agricultural leaders. Today, more than half a million young people in all 50 states proudly wear it.

In recognition of the jacket’s honored tradition and to support the FFA, Syngenta and its retailer partners launched the FFA Blue Jacket Program in 2008. At the community level, the program contributes a jacket and $500 annually to a local FFA chapter that participating retailers designate. The Blue Jacket Program also contributes a portion of its total donations to national FFA programs.… Continue reading

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Miami Trace FFA Consignment Sale

The Miami Trace FFA held the annual Consignment Sale on Friday, November 31. This year, the auction was managed by Schrader Auctions. Nic Cummings, a graduate of Miami Trace FFA, was instrumental in connecting with the Miami Trace FFA Alumni in an effort to expand the potential of the traditional sale. Schrader Auctions have been involved in farm, ranch, timberland, and real estate sales in 38 states. The sale was held at Fayette County Fairgrounds. The sale grossed over $640,000. Schrader Auctions committed 1% of the gross earnings to the Miami Trace FFA Alumni.

The Miami Trace FFA Alumni puts its earnings to good use throughout the school year and the summer. For instance, the Alumni provide many scholarships for Miami Trace FFA seniors. Also, they give money so that FFA members can attend FFA camp and Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. during the summer. The Alumni also help cover transportation costs for field trips.… Continue reading

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Zane Trace FFA recieves visit from State FFA Officer

On Wednesday, November 7, Zane Trace FFA members received a visit from State FFA officer and District 7 FFA President Leanna Bachman. Leanna spent the day with members, teaching the Agricultural Education classes and getting to know the members, as well as a bit about how Zane Trace FFA operates. Leanna taught a collection of different lessons. Her lessons included subjects such as the importance of affective communication, and a lesson that underlined the impact that words can have, especially uplifting words.

“It was great to have Leanna in class with us for a day,” said Audrey Hoey, Zane Trace’s Vice President. “She is very wise and had a lot to share. Her lessons definitely had an impact on me, and I’m grateful that she was able to come and spend time with us.”

Zane Trace FFA Members now share a close and personal friendship with Leanna, and look forward to seeing her at future FFA Functions.… Continue reading

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