By MattieGrace Hamilton, Reporter
“True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.”
Gilbert k. Chesterton
FFA Meeting:Our next FFA meeting will be held on September 19th at 7pm in the Ag Center. The Ag challenge will be the straw bale toss. The seniors have currently taken the lead with one win under their belt from the egg relay race last meeting.
Ohio Leadership Camp: OLC was held June 24th through the 27th at Camp Muskingum. Bronowyn Cummings, James Smith, Austin J. Smith, Desirae Logsdon and Cole Kleinline were the members of the chapter to attend the camp. During OLC, the members exercise their ability to become an effective leader. They work on new leadership skills and techniques as well as develop relationships with other members.
Officer Retreat: The officers and their assistants attended an officer retreat on June 29th through July 1st. During the officer retreat the officer team discussed many new ideas for the 2016-2017 school year as well as doing many team bonding activities. The activities included a high ropes course, kayaking and leadership building activities.
FFA Camp: FFA Camp was held at Camp Muskingum on July 11th through the 15th. Forty-nine A-C FFA members attended the 5th session. Throughout the week the members participated in many different team building activities. The members got to interact with many FFA members across Ohio. Also former member, Josie Montoney, attended FFA Camp as the State Secretary. She got to interact with many of the members and lead many of the leadership workshops.
Washington Leadership Conference: Two members from the chapter received the memorial award in memory of Becky Strickler and Rusty Bowers to attend WLC on July 26th through the 31st. The recipients of this award were Carlie Krile and Mallory Seitz. The recipients got to tour Washington D.C. for 6 days as well as attend workshops. Throughout these workshops they got meet people from all over the world and learn many different ways and techniques to become a better leader for their chapters and communities.
Ag Industry Tour: On August 8th the members of our chapter had the opportunity to tour Bachman’s Apple Orchard and Bays Meat Packaging company. Throughout the tours the members got to learn many things about the ag industry by learning about meat packaging and apple orchards.
Flower Bulb Sale: The flower bulb sale will begin in early September. This is the first fundraiser to start out the new year. The flower bulb sale is designed for the members to accumulate FFA Buxx to use throughout the year on any trip they would like to attend. The flower bulb sale will run through the entire month of September.
Ag Breakfast: The Ag breakfast will be held on October 7th at 6:15am at Frisch’s.
Ice Cream Social: The ice cream social will be held on September 7th at 6:30 pm for new upcoming members and 7 for returning members. During the ice cream social the new members get a sense of the many things the FFA has to offer them throughout the year. Ice cream will be provided as well as games. We encourage all new members to attend to become familiar with our chapter.
Farm Science Review: Farm Science will be held on September 21st. This is an all day event at the Molly Caren Ag Center in London Ohio. The members will be able to see many different aspects of the Ag industry. The cost of FSR is $5 for the whole day. This is an amazing for the students to see many new technological advances in agriculture and learn many things that they may have never known about agriculture.
Forestry: The forestry CDE team will compete on September 22nd at the district contest at Knox Woods. The forestry team consists of Trevor Spence, Austin J. Smith, Cade L’Huillier, Hunter Hughes, Hunter Teagardener, Bronowyn Cummins, Garrett Drake, Blair Farmer, Katelyn Chamechis, Billy L’Huillier, Bryson L’Huillier and Jesse Schooley This contest includes a multiple-choice general knowledge test, tree species identification, tool identification and various practicums such as timber cruising, map reading, etc. Best of luck to those who are taking this online test.
Rural Soils: The Rural Soils CDE will be competing in Licking County District contest on September 27th. This contest tests student knowledge and understanding of soils for agricultural usage. The participants of this contest are Cort Kleinline, James Bailey, Billy L’Huillier, Blair Farmer, Jesse Schooley.
For any additional information go to www.acffa.org
Students are reminded to work on their SAE projects throughout the year and keep track of their activities on AET. Records will be checked so it’s important to keep them up to date! This is always crucial for State FFA Degrees and Proficiency Awards.
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