Amanda-Clearcreek FFA News
October of 2018
by Allie Poston, Reporter
Next FFA Meeting
The next A-C FFA meeting will take place on Monday, October 15th at 7:00 P.M. in the Ag Center. If you can not make the meeting, make sure to give a note to your Ag teacher the day after the meeting. The challenge for this meeting will be the Team Pizza Eating Contest. In this event two males and two females from each class will need to completely eat a large pizza in the shortest time possible. The toppings on the pizza will be chosen by the chapter advisors.
Ag Breakfast: The October Ag. Breakfast will take place on Friday, October 5th at 6:15 A.M. at Frisch's.
Fair Booth: On October 5th, Mr. Tilley and Mr. Sharp will need help after school to set up our booth at the fair. You will be asked to move projects onto the display stairs carefully, so this will take a bit of time. If you can help, please see your advisor.
Fair: October 8th through the 12th students from Amanda-Clearcreek will be out of school for the Fairfield County Fair. The fair is a week long event where students will exhibit the projects that they have been working diligently on. The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA will have a booth with the other county FFA Chapters, held in the Ed Sands Farm Bureau Building, to show the public some of the class projects members have worked on for the fair.
Fruit and Snack Sale: The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter will be starting their annual Fruit and Snack sale October 15th. Mr. Tilley and Mr. Sharp will explain to the members how this works and that the proceeds will go to the chapter to help pay for future activities. If interested in any fruit or snack packs, feel free to contact any FFA member or Mr. Tilley at the school.
Save The Date: Mark your calendars, the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Hog Roast is coming up on November 7th.
National FFA Convention: This year, the National FFA Convention will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 24th-27th. To attend this event members needed to fill out an application that was found on our chapter website. Make sure that all of your school fees are paid, and that you have good grades so they will be eligible to attend. During this trip, members will be able to go to various sessions of the convention, the Buckeye Bash, various educational tours set up by our Ag Teachers, and a Garth Brooks concert! As soon as Mr. Tilley knows who is attending, he will hand out tentative schedules to those members. We would also like to wish good luck to the Agricultural Communications team; Emma Dearth, Paige Hinton, Aaron Sharp, and Noah Smith as they compete at National Convention. As well as Morgan Anderson who will be competing in the National Creed Speaking Contest. All of these members are competing at Nationals due to the fact that they won their respective State contests this past school year.
Fall Flower Ball Sale: The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter has just started their annual Fall Flower Ball sale. Orders are due October 15th, these sales help members earn FFA Buxx.
Forestry CDE: The Forestry CDE gives members the chance to learn how to identify different kinds of trees, forestry tools, how many board feet of lumber can be cut and used from a tree, how to use a compass, and how to identify the type of wood used in everyday products. This Career Development Event also consists of bark and leaf ID and an online test that took place on September 25th. There has already been a County Forestry CDE contest, and on September 20th there was the District 7 contest where we placed 3rd. September 29th was the State contest at Hocking College where our team placed 2nd in the State of Ohio. This is the highest placing we have ever earned in this contest! Congratulations to the team, all of your hard work certainly paid off. Team members consisted of: Trevor Spence, Bryson L’Huillier, Cade L’Huillier, Hunter Hughes, Jake Shamblin, Garrett Drake, Jules White, Dawson Mullen, and Jay Sahr. Special mentions go to the Team of Record, Bryson L’Huillier for placing 3rd in the state, Garrett Drake for placing 5th in the state, and Trevor Spence, and Jake Shamblin. As a result of earning 2nd place in the State, the Team of Record will represent Ohio at the Eastern Regional Contest in Massachusetts next fall.
Ag Breakfast: The September Ag. Breakfast took place on Friday, September 7th at 6:15 A.M. at Frisch's.
Community Service Opportunity: On September 29th, the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter was asked to help out the PTO with their annual Mum Sale. The following members helped with this event: Shawn Wince, Brant Poston, Alison Eveland, and Logan Craycraft.
OLLC: On September 19, Noah Smith, Ellie Sahr, Jullian Scott, Paige Hinton, and Allie Poston attended Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference held at the Ohio Capitol Building. This event was ran by the Ohio Farm Bureau and focused on teaching members how to best communicate with legislators regarding agricultural topics. The workshop was followed by a luncheon where our members got to sit and talk with Representative Ron Hood’s Congressional Aid, Robert Knisley.
Farm Science Review: Each year, there is a three day expo held for agricultural equipment and products near London, OH at OSU’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center. This year, our chapter attended the expo on September 19th. At this expo, members had the opportunity to learn about the newest agricultural technology and equipment that is used in the agricultural industry. We had 85 FFA members attend this trip.
For more information please go to the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA home page.
Some of the A-C FFA members who attended the Farm Science Review.