Amanda-Clearcreek FFA

October News

By MattieGrace Hamilton, Reporter

“I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s care.”

-George Washington


Past Happenings

Forestry: The Forestry team competed in the District contest on September 22nd, at Knox Woods. The team consisted 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. The team placed 4th in the District overall.

Rural Soils: The Rural Soils team competed in the District contest on September 27th. The team consisted of Cort Kleinline, James Bailey, Billy L’Huillier, Blair Farmer, Jesse Schooley. The team placed 16th in the District overall.

Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference: This is a relatively new event that has been set up for different Ohio FFA members, which will take place on Wednesday, September 28th in the State House. Members from the Ohio Farm Bureau lead a workshop in the morning, teaching members how the government systems work and how to become lobbyist. Members then get to eat a catered lunch with many of the state legislatures. The FFA members from our chapter that attended the Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference were Lexie Kougher, Austin J. Smith, Bronowyn Cummings, Emma Dearth and Garrett Drake.

State Forestry: The Forestry team consisting of Trevor Spence, Austin J. Smith, Cade L’Huillier, Hunter Hughes, Hunter Teagardener, Bronowyn Cummins, Garrett Drake, Blair Farmer, Katelyn Camechis, Billy L’Huillier, Bryson L’Huillier and Jesse Schooley, competed in the State Forestry CDE on October 1st at Hocking College. The team placed 7th overall in the State.

Upcoming Events


FFA Meeting: The next FFA meeting will be held in the Ag Center on November 21st at 7 pm. The Ag challenge for this meeting will be peanut butter face.

National Convention: National Convention will be held in Indiana this year on October 19th through the 22nd. National Convention is an amazing experience to any member that attends. At National Convention the members get to hear many inspirational keynote speakers give uplifting speeches on leadership and many other aspects of life, as well as get to see many awards be given to people all across the nation. The members will be able to be a part of the newly elected National FFA Officers of 2016-2017. Members will also attend several education, interesting tours throughout the week. We also have two groups competing in National CDEs this year, Josie Montoney will be competing in Prepared Public Speaking and the Ag Issues team will be competing. The National Ag Issues Team consists of Bronowyn Cummings, Lexie Kougher, Carlie Krile, Mallory Seitz, Austin J. Smith and Sarah Streets. We are taking 34 students to National Convention this year. This is one of the best experiences that our Chapter has to offer, and we are looking forward to attend this year’s convention.

Trap Shoot: The Annual Fall Trap Shoot will be held on October 30th from 1-5 pm the Chapter will be holding the Fall Trap Shoot at the Green residence. Members and their parents are encouraged to come to shoot and or watch. Anyone who wants to participate in the trap shoot will need to bring their own ammunition and firearm. The chapter and the Green’s will provide hot dogs, chips and drinks.

Hog Roast: Don’t forget to mark your calendars, the Annual Hog Roast will be held on November 2nd at 7 pm in the Cafeteria.  The Chapter will be providing the slow roasted hogs again this year.  Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors are required to bring a covered dinner dish and Seniors are required to bring a dessert item. There will be an opportunity for a 50/50 drawing, as well as a pie in the face contest amongst the Officer Team, so come prepared! This is our first big community event and we look forward to a great time of companionship and great food!

The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter would like to take this opportunity to thank Holmes Lumber Company in Lancaster for all the materials that they provide our Agricultural classes with. They have been working with the chapter for years and have made a great deal of an impact on the projects made in the Ag classes. Thank You Holmes Lumber!!


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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! Members are required to have 20 AET entrees for each month. This is always crucial for State FFA Degrees and Proficiency Awards.

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