Poultry Judging trip

Our members as pictured here, attended the State Broiler contest in Fowlerville last Friday afternoon. 3 entries from the Middle school and 5 from the High School were included. Results will be posted early in the week. Our members birds were judged on their Size, Uniformity, Defects and overall health. These birds will be sold to famlies and friends by word of mouth. They will be picked up from processors during the week of November 17th. If you would like to purchase some contact a member or call 997-3534.20151106_160209

November monthly Chapter meeting

Come one, come all, We will be having our monthly FFA meeting on November 9th in the Ag Room at 7:30 pm. New members are always invited. We will have the usual agenda items and will be discussing a holiday recreation event, Citrus sale fundraiser, animal declarations for next summers fair and much more. Refreshments will be served ( We meet, we EAT!) at the end of the meeting.

Pumpkin Harvest and sale

FFA Members harvested the pink and traditional colored pumpkins last evening and will be selling them by donation this weekend at TSC store in Coopersville. Stop out and grab a couple to add some color to harvest themed displays and decorations. The pumpkins were raised at the Eastmanville Farm garden. The colored pumpkins raised were part of the Pink Pumpkin Project that assists local FFA Chapters in raising both funds and awareness in the campaign to fight cancer. Contact the chapter if you are interested in some of these for holiday decorations through the Thanksgiving season! 102_5632pumpkin harvest 2

Garden production drawing to a close

We had 6 members and multiple volunteers help with the sweet corn harvest last evening to Feeding America. They gleaned 4,188 pounds which equates to 3,270 meals for the greater West Michigan area. Thanks to all who participated throughout the year. While the harvest is merely the reward of many hours of hard work, we need to also recognize all the planters, tillers, weed pullers, waterers and others behind the scenes. We also need to thank Mr Matt Hehl and the Eastmanville Farm Park for their continued support of this worthy cause.

Loading Feeding America Truck

Loading Feeding America Truck

Kent Bollinger with FFA Students

Jessica, Karla and Kayleigh pause from their work to show off some of the sweet corn to Mr Bollinger. Smile for the camera.

 

First Chapter meeting

The first Chapter FFA meeting of the year is being held tonight at 7:30 pm in B117 of the High School. Our monthly meetings are usually the second Monday evening of the month and last approximately one hour. Agenda items tonight will include reports on the Garden Project, Tractor Restoration, Fair project reports, upcoming recreation, Broiler contest, National Convention plans and much more. All are welcome. Watch for an update after the meeting. Hope to see you tonight.

Regional Results

Congratulations to the regional contestants:

 

Job Interview: James Brown in 2nd place, receiving a gold award.

Parliamentary Procedure Team: Chase Bos, Cassie Perrin, Maddie Rosel, Justin Beckman, Noah Schoenborn, and Brendan Knauf in 2nd place, receiving a gold award.

Greenhand Conduct of Meeting: Beka, McDonald, Heather Johnson, Mckinze Knuth, Jessica Zahm, Autumn VanDonkelaar, Isabelle Hoebeke, and Ben Lown in 1st place, receiving a gold award.

All three are qualified for state at Michigan State University on Marth 5th, 6th, and 7th.

Back From National Convention!

 

The high school FFA chapter is now back from their fun filled adventure to Kentucky where they were able to partake in National Convention. They dressed up in official dress some days and others they were able to be in casual clothing enjoying fun activities such as bowling. They had the chance to meet many people and talk with colleges about what they have in store for them in the future. It was a great learning experience for everyone and we’re looking forward to next year!

National Convention DSCN0772

National Convention

On October 30th eleven FFA members will be attending National Convention down in Louisville Kentucky until November 2nd. They will be visiting a few horse farms, caves, and other attractions in the area. The convention will be held KFEC with various expos, sessions, and speakers available for them.