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National FFA membership is at a 31-year-high

Monday, September 29, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization has 507,763 members in 7,439 FFA chapters across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. “This is an exciting time for FFA, as we are nearing the all-time-high membership total we originally reached in the 1970s,” said Larry Case, chief executive officer and national adviser for the National FFA […]

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 25, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Zane Trace FFA chapter held a rib-eye sandwich sale at the first home football game Sept. 5. The students set up a camper, grill and serving table in the parking lot outside the football field and sold the sandwiches. The members also went into the stands during the game to sell sandwiches […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Sept. 25, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

BURTON, Ohio — The Swingin’ Hams 4-H club met Sept. 9. This was the first meeting after this year’s great fair, and members reviewed activities and accomplishments there. The club donated approximately 400 pounds of meat, two pigs, to Geauga County Job & Family Services. Members elected officers for the 2009 year: president, Matt Bruening; […]

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 18, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA chapter held its monthly meeting Sept. 11. There were several guests and new members at the meeting. The alumni also met having two new members join. Items on the agenda included freshman orientation, flag football, officer leadership conference, national convention, Greenhand camp, official dress and ag independent study reports. The […]

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter met Aug. 27 for the first meeting of the school year with 46 members attending. At the meeting, plans were put together for the Albany Independent Fair and for Greenhand Night. Also, a new leadership point system was passed that will help members be chosen for National Convention and […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The New Horizons 4-H club met Aug. 15 with five members present. The following club members gave health and safety demonstrations: Bryden Adams, food pyramid for youth; Andrew Adams, tips for family health care and square knots; Maggie Michel, digital cameras; and Kim Locker, leading and animal. A committee was assigned to […]

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 4, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — This year, the Hillsdale FFA chapter sent its equine judging team to Fort Worth, Texas, where members attended the World Championship Paint Horse Show and participated in the youth judging contest. Team members Ashley Pickering, Kristen Deter, and Brittani Baldner-Hill earned the trip by placing fourth at the state competition. While in […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Sept. 4, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

ELLSWORTH, Ohio — Several members of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club were recognized at the August family fun night for their accomplishments at the 2008 Ohio State Fair. Following the Communications Days event, first place clock trophy awards went to Blake Algarin for a multimedia presentation; Katherine Pitcairn for a PowerPoint presentation; and to Cheyenne Rowbotham […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Aug. 28, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio — The Buckhorn Tribe 4-H club met Aug. 10 with 20 members present. The event was held in the pavilion at Tall Timbers and members enjoyed swimming, fishing and a picnic before the meeting. During the meeting, Mackenzie Hursey gave a demonstration on good manners. Mathew Hursey gave a demonstration on chess and […]

A roundup of FFA news for Aug. 28, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter recently held its summer meeting and cookout at Ethan Sayers’ house. Thirty-two members and three guests showed up for the meeting and cookout. Members discussed plans for the upcoming Athens County Fair including improvements to the FFA booths, FFA fun day, and the annual fair cook out. After […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Aug. 21, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

NEWBURY, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club is getting ready for the Geauga County Fair. They have been meeting each month. The club raises beef, pigs, ducks and turkeys. For service projects in 2008, they created Easter cards for the residents of Pleasant Hill Home. They also did yard work for a […]

A roundup of FFA news for Aug. 21, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA chapter held its monthly meeting Aug. 12. All officers and several advisers attended. Members discussed the Grange fair booth, new students, and fruit sale prizes. The next meeting is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Marlington Horticulture Building. Guests are welcome. * * * CRESTON, Ohio — Norwayne FFA members […]

A roundup of 4-H news for August 14, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

4-H news from club members for the week of Aug. 14, 2008

A roundup of 4-H news for August 7, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson-Milton Livestock Club took first place with its float in the North Jackson Fourth of July parade. Members met recently to review community service projects for the year, the club’s picnic and showmanship clinic. Several members also attended 4-H camp this summer. Members also discussed their livestock projects and reviewed fair […]

A roundup of FFA news for July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

OBERLIN, Ohio — The Firelands FFA chapter held its annual summer picnic July 11 at the Krumwiedes’ farm in Wakeman. Members enjoyed hillbilly golf, corn hole, volleyball, swimming, and an inflatable bouncing cage, followed by a bonfire. The next FFA meeting is 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Agricultural Science room at Firelands.

A roundup of 4-H news for July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Country Classics 4-H club met July 16 at the Steubenville Saddle Club with 29 members present. Mara Carducci was in charge of the meeting. Plans for the Jefferson County Fair were discussed. Six members gave demonstrations. The next meeting is at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Aug. 6. * […]

FFA youth finish ‘Operation Payback’

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

RIPLEY, Ohio — The Midwestern United States flooding of 1993 returned in 2008 and many agricultural communities are experiencing the challenges of cleaning up after another episode of inclement weather. Images of homes inundated with flood waters filled local and national television newscasts during June. Helping each other. In 1997, when southern Ohio experienced flooding […]

A roundup of FFA news

Thursday, July 24, 2008

CASTALIA, Ohio — On July 15, members of Margaretta FFA chapter gathered at Kalie Bodey’s house for a summer meeting, swimming and a cookout. Members had a chance to get to know upcoming freshman and learn a little more about the FFA chapter. At the meeting, members volunteered to help move benches for the upcoming […]

A roundup of 4-H news

Thursday, July 24, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Beef Club met June 29 at the home of Johnna Mangun. Members discussed barns and mulch for the fair, the booth, and elected committees for barn and booth duty. Members also put together care packages for overseas troops. The club will meet again after the fair. * * * […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 17, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

ALLIANCE, Ohio— On June 28 the Marlington FFA chapter held its benefit square dance for Akron Children’s Hospital. Many area businesses and individuals donated goods or services, including caller Dave Ball. The chapter earned $404.60, which will all go to Akron Children’s Hospital. * * * INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization has selected 40 […]


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