A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 12, 2015:


BEVERLY, Ohio — Fort Frye FFA is is starting its annual strawberry sale, offering a full flat of strawberries for $26, and half a flat of $14.

Members are also selling DB Yummers BBQ sauce, both mild and spicy sauce, selling a bottles for $5, and gallons for $22.


For the first time this year, the chapter is selling Pearl Valley Amish Cheese, offering Swiss cheese for $6, and colby, marble, pepper jack, horseradish, mozzarella, and bacon cheese, for $5.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these to help Fort Frye FFA, call Fort Frye at 740-984-2376.

The chapter is also hosting a square dance, open to the public, Feb. 28 at the Lowell Firehouse in Lowell, Ohio, from 8-11 p.m.

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BERLIN, Ohio —Sixteen Hiland FFA members went snow tubing Jan. 20 at Snow Trails near Mansfield, Ohio, for a social activities.

On Jan. 22, the chapter held its first meeting of the calendar year, also the first meeting the junior officer team was permitted to run. Guest speakers Keaton and Ella Lorentz, the Holmes County junior fair board advisers, encouraged chapter members to join the fair board.

It was announced that the ceremony for all Hiland FFA Greenhand members will be taking place during the February meeting.

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WOOSTER, Ohio — The Triway FFA held a ceremony Jan. 27 to award new students with their Greenhand FFA Degree. The degree is earned by students who are new to the FFA and complete specific requirements.

Twelve students were awarded this honor: Seth Feikert, Caitlin Griffith, Kale Leckrone, Maurgen Lindsay, Amanda Martin, Justin Myers, Jasmine Polen, Jacob Porter, Abby Schellin, Laurel Sidle, Taylor Sigler, and Sara Wolf.

The chapter FFA degree is award to second year members. Members must have an approved SAE, participate in at least three FFA activities, demonstrate parliamentary procedure, lead a group discussion, complete 10 hours of community service and have a satisfactory academic record.

Twelve members earned this honor: Brevin Beckler, Nicole Chuma, Mackenzie Donley, Brooke Hayhurst, Jason Herman, Abigail Renker, Kevin Rice, Paige Robert, Starr Sellers, Collin Sigler, Shad Swinehart and Jordan Twinem.

Special guest was Ohio FFA District 3 President Alex Miller. Miller is a graduate of Norwayne High School and spoke to members about being themselves no matter how weird that may be.

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WEST SALEM — The Northwestern FFA had another successful year selling sausage, which was made by members Jan. 31 at Heffelfinger Meats.

Members who helped were Sarah Maximovich, Kaci Way, David Miley, T.J. Cromer, Brock Tegtmeier, Vini Kavinski, Kierstyn Wood, Katie Stull, Austen Wood, Zach Berry, Ryan Morr, Storm Nelson, Ben Vaughan, Cody Tegtmeier, Rachelle Howman and Emily Flinn.

Northwestern FFA Alumni and friends Randy Tegtmeier, John Johnson, Dave Devore, Zane Dilyard, Ken Wood, Laura Wood, Brian Bowers, Kelsey Bowers, Art Stoller, Mary Flinn, and FFA Advisors Heather Tegtmeier and Dan Fulk, also helped.

Bill Yoho, Rick Heffelfinger and HMI supported the chapter with this fundraiser. The chapter sold more than 2 tons of sausage.


The chapter will celebrate FFA Week February 17-19. This is a national FFA event that raises awareness about the importance of FFA and agricultural education. During the week, FFA members commemorate the National FFA Organization and its accomplishments in the field of agriculture.

The theme this year is “Go All Out.”

The Northwestern chapter will “Go All Out” during this week by sponsoring agriculture related spirit days and holding an assembly at the end of the week consisting of agriculture-related competitions.

The chapter will also be collecting school supplies that will be donated to Quota of West Salem.  These supplies will stay within the Northwestern School District.

Needed materials include pencils/pens, paper, folders, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, markers, Clorox wipes, crayons, erasers, etc.

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