Hey from the FFA! We have been really busy these last couple of months. Our FFA had a wonderful time at the National Western Stock Show, also known as the Denver Stock Show. We were able to see a professional rodeo, the stockyards on the catwalk (even though it wasn’t as populated due to scheduling), and experience all of the different vendors that sell there. The different types of vendors they had included shoe-shiners, showerheads, and different types of feeds, and you could even purchase fencing and other farming/ranching supplies. Our chapter is lucky to have all of these opportunities to see different agricultural related places.
February 16-24 we will be celebrating National FFA Week. We will be doing different activities in the school so our fellow peers can participate. We will also be having our annual Greenhand Ceremony, where our greenhand members will stick their hand in green paint to symbolize their position in our chapter. In the high school we will have different activities such as trivia questions and finding a logo and the winner that finds the most will win a plasma metal cutout.
Our FFA will be heading over to the elementary and middle school to present agriculture classes and FFA to the students. In class we have compiled the subjects we will express the most.
With the Ag two and three kids we have been writing our speeches. There are different controversial topics that the different students chose such as citrus in animal feed to prevent food borne illnesses, how food farms in America affect the health of our food, the Keystone Pipeline and many more. On March 5 some of the selected students will present their speeches at District Speech.
In both classes we are also learning about horse judging. We have already done reasons on a class on a website on the iPads. We are also learning the anatomy and health of horses.
In April we will attend State FFA Convention in Cheyenne. At state we will be competing in different judging and speech competitions. The different competitions are horse judging, meat evaluation, parliamentary procedure, livestock judging, creed speaking and extemporaneous and prepared speech.
Our FFA is also participating with American Colloid on mine reclamation. We are helping by growing a series of different sagebrush that they will plant.
We have also started to go out to the greenhouse and tidy it up a bit. There is also planning associated with what we plan on growing and how we are going to proceed.
The agriculture classes have also been hard at work on our record books and SAE activities. The program we are using is called My AET (Agriculture Experience Tracker), which has helped us in entering and organizing our supervised agricultural experiences (SAE).
Our FFA thrives from our community supporting us in our activities. Thanks for being an awesome community!
FFA Motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Earn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.
By: Chapter Reporter Sami Stevens