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March of 2018

By Allie Poston, Reporter

Next FFA Meeting

The next FFA meeting will take place on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 P.M. in the Ag Center. The Ag Challenge following the meeting will be “Tug of War”. Five male and five female members will be chosen from each grade level. Freshman will go against Sophomores and Juniors will against seniors. The last grade level standing will be the winner!

Upcoming Events

Ag Breakfast: The April Ag. Breakfast will take place on Friday, April 6th at 6:15 A.M. at at a location to be decided at the March meeting. All members are welcomed to attend enjoy good fellowship and a good meal.

Mulch Sale Changes: The A-C FFA Chapter’s annual mulch sale will be starting this month. Keep in mind the BIG changes we made to our mulch sale last year. As before, the chapter will be selling 2 cubic foot bags, not 3 cubic foot bags. There are multiple reasons for this.

In addition to the mulch bag size change, we will be selling black mulch ‘fines’ that should be ground up finer than the standard black mulch (not hardwood, but dyed black). This is also per request of various customers.

So, be on the lookout for FFA members selling mulch the next few weeks! If there are ever concerns about mulch, please contact an FFA advisor and we’ll try to help you.

Upcoming  Contests:

Past Happenings

Ag Breakfast: The March Ag. Breakfast took place on Thursday, March 1st at 6:15 A.M. at Frisch’s. All members were welcomed to attend to socialize with their peers.

Greenhand Quiz CDE: Freshmen members took an online test that questions members on their knowledge of the history of FFA and parliamentary procedure. The team consisted of: Morgan Anderson, Dalton Stump, Stephanie Bowers, Timothy Smith, Emily Woida, Olivia Hutchison, Jay Sahr, Abby Workman, Kaylee Sharp, and Abbie Stats. This is the BIGGEST contest in the FFA. Congratulations to the team for placing 12th in the State. A BIG congrats to Stephanie Bowers, who placed 8th individually out of over 2000 FFA members statewide!

FFA Meeting: The most recent FFA meeting took place on Tuesday, February 20st at 7:00 P.M. in the Ag Center. During this meeting, officer elections were held and a new officer team was elected; the team includes; Noah Smith as President, Ellie Sahr as Vice-President, Sydney Sharp as Secretary, Bryson L’Huillier as Treasurer, Allie Poston as Reporter, Garrett Drake as Sentinel, and Paige Hinton as Student Advisor.The A-C FFA Chapter is very eager to see where the new officer team takes the chapter!

Top Fall Fund Raiser’s Trip: Members who sold 25 or more boxes of fruit were able to go to Louisville, Kentucky to go to the National Farm Machinery Show. The trip started on February 16th and ended on the 18th. On the 16th members left for Louisville making two stops on the way. The first stop was at the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton where members were able to see everything that the museum had to offer and learn about some of our nation's history. The next stop was at Young’s Jersey Dairy where members ate a delicious lunch and enjoyed ice cream. After the days events the members went back to the hotel, and then went to see a movie at a local mall in Louisville, KY. On the 17th members spent half of the day at the National Farm Machinery Show where they were able to look at various types of farm equipment, tools, supplies, and even watch the tractor pulls. After eating dinner everyone went back to the hotel where they spent the night swimming in the pool, playing cards, and talking to friends. Lastly on the 18th, the day was spent traveling back home but there was one more stop. It was at Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati, Ohio where members looked and bought various food items from around the world. By the time everyone got home, they were beat but they had a memorable and exciting weekend. Thank you to all the members who sold fruit to help with the financial costs of the fun activities we do! Our chapter would also like to that the chaperones who attended the trip with the members. Thank you to Charlie Tooill, Auggie Smith, Tom McClure, Matt Kleinline, Julie Wymer, Beth Poling and Joy Sharp.

212º Leadership Conference: On February 24th and 25th, members enjoyed an overnighter at Union Local High School, interacting in six sessions learning how to become a better leader by improving our characteristics and managing our time well, during these sessions the school provided lunch and dinner. After the sessions, Union Local FFA Alumni held a square dance, provided pizza, and even helped the members learn how to square dance. Finally they brought in bounce houses, mechanical bull riding and provided ice cream. Many friendships and memories were created. This leadership conference was a great learning experience for all members that attended.

State FFA Degree Recipients: The State FFA Degree is given to the top members of a State FFA Association, to receive a State FFA Degree members must meet the requirements listed in the Official FFA Manual. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree that a State can bestow on it’s FFA members. This year our FFA Chapter has three members who are waiting to hear if they will be receiving their State FFA Degree at the State FFA Convention in May; these members include: Emma Dearth, Mikayla Hicks, Cassie Brewer, and possibly Noah Smith (Noah is still awaiting confirmation from the state). Congratulations to these members for all their time, hard work and dedication they put in to earn this degree!

American FFA Degree Recipients: The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). The American FFA Degree is awarded at the National FFA Convention & Expo each year to less than 1% of FFA members making it one of the organization’s highest honors. This year our chapter had three members whose applications will be forwarded to the national level: these members include: Austin J. Smith, Kaylee Reid, and Kayla Luft. They should be earning their degrees at the National FFA Convention this coming Fall. Congratulations to these members that will be receiving this degree. This is the highest degree that you can be awarded in the National FFA Organization!

2018-2019 A-C FFA Officer Team

Left to right: Sydney Sharp (Secretary), Allie Poston (Reporter), Garrett Drake (Sentinel), Ellie Sahr (Vice-President), Noah Smith (President), Bryson L’Huillier (Treasurer), Paige Hinton (Student Advisor).

A-C FFA members who attended the 212 Leadership Conference.