A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 27, 2011:


WELLINGTON, Ohio — Members from the landscape and greenhouse management and industrial equipment mechanics classes of the Lorain County JVS FFA worked with Firelands and Wellington chapters to put on Food for America at the Lorain County Fairgrounds.

More than 300 third and fourth graders attended the event. The JVS groups spoke on tractor safety, honey harvesting and corn, pumpkins and pizza.

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DIAMOND, Ohio — On Oct. 6, the Southeast Local FFA chapter, along with other local FFA chapters, attended the District 3 FFA Officer Training session at the Trumbull County Career Center.

There, the officers went to separate stations where they discussed and learned how to be more proficient at their elected position by listening to guest speakers and FFA advisers.

After the sessions, the officers had dinner provided by the Trumbull County Career Center Equine Studies students.

Also optional to the officers was a college fair in the main lobby where many local university representatives were there to answer questions by students.

The chapter is also in the middle of its citrus fruit sale. To buy fruit and support the chapter, individuals can contact a Southeast Local FFA member by calling 330-654-5841, ext. 2391. Deadline is Nov. 14.

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BESSEMER, Pa. — The Mohawk FFA sent 17 members to the Lawrence County fairgrounds Oct. 4-5 to teach fourth graders from across Lawrence County about swine and sheep.

FFA members who taught were Samantha Clark, Kelsie Okon, John Gallagher, Allison Ball, Sam Arisman, Danny Cowher, Anthony Romano, Cara Trotter, Kayla Beatty, Ayla Chapman, Madison Bredl, Megan Shiderly, Travis Singer, Brandy Izzo, Mark Ordak, Brandon Raney and Corey Rohrmann.

The Lawrence County Cooperative Extension coordinated this eleventh annual event and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau assisted.

The Mohawk FFA and the building and masonry class poured a new concrete sidewalk and put a new handicap accessible ramp on a pre-existing sidewalk Oct. 11 and Oct. 17.

The new sidewalk was 82 feet long and 6 feet wide and connects the roadway to another sidewalk in between two hallways.

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