A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 3, 2011:


HANOVERTON, Ohio — United Local FFA traveled to Indianapolis for the 84th annual National FFA Convention.

While in Indiana, the group got the chance to tour the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway, grounds and museum.

They also attended the Bulls and Broncs Rodeo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.

They went to sessions with motivational speakers.

The United chapter had three American degree recipients this year.

Brent Baker, Caleb Swope and Chris Paterson were three out of Ohio’s 272 to earn the highest degree obtainable in the FFA organization.

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OBERLIN, Ohio — The Industrial Equipment Mechanics and Landscape and Greenhouse Management programs of the Lorain County JVS recently traveled to National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana Oct. 18-22.

During the convention FFA members traveled to leadership workshops, a trade show, inspirational speakers, Indianapolis Speedway, the National FFA Center, Cummins Engines Research and Development, and attended the rodeo.

During the official sessions Dave Roever “a motivational speaker” spoke of his experiences in Vietnam.

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour talked about how she became America’s First African-American Female Combat Pilot and there were many other interesting speakers throughout the weekend.

Students that attended National Convention were: Trevor Abend, Cody Rhine, Gabbi Torres, Kristen McKenna, Morgan Saylor, Tyler Stefancin, Kyle Osborne, Doug Pugh, Randall Haring, Nick McMullen, Jake Dovin, Zack Jackson, and Dustin Woodrum.

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MINERVA, Ohio — The Minerva FFA fruit sales are continuing through Nov. 14. If you are interested, call Chandlor Phillips at 330-205-5184, or Bill Brown, at 330-771-2679.

Oranges, tangelos, pink and white grapefruit, red Delicious, yellow Delicious, Empire, Fugi, Granny Smith and pineapples are available for sale by the half and whole bushel. A premium box, which includes eight navel oranges, six pink grapefruit, four Red Delicious apples and four pears, is also available for $20.

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