A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 15, 2015:


WEST SALEM, Ohio — On Jan. 6, several members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter participated in a Christmas Tree pick-up for the community. Members Zach Berry, Ben Vaughan, and Cody Tegtmeier all helped out with this project.


Members went to areas around the Northwestern School District to pick up the trees. The trees were then donated to the West Salem Beagle Club for “recycling.” The trees will be used for wildlife habitats. This is the 28th annual event the chapter participates in and is looking forward to participate in years to come.

The Northwestern FFA Chapter is currently selling whole hog sausage as a fundraiser. The money raised is used for a multitude of items such as member awards, career development event entry fees, leadership conferences, and state and national FFA convention trips.

This is the Northwestern FFA’s second largest fundraiser. Members will be making the fresh sausage at Heffelfinger’s Meats Inc. Jan. 31 and the sausage will be picked up and delivered the same day.

The state inspected, fresh, whole hog bulk sausage is available in spiced (with salt and pepper) or nonspiced.
The cost is $18 for a 5 pound bag.

Contact any Northwestern FFA member, or contact the Northwestern Ag Department at 419-846-3833 ext. 1317 or 1043 with any questions or orders. Orders are due Jan. 16.

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JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA Parliamentary procedure Jr. and senior team competed at the state level contest in Columbus Dec. 20. Each team demonstrated how to effectively run a business meeting and answered oral questions about the contest. The junior team placed first overall.

The team consisted of Libby Holer, William Yeater, Taylor Rebman, Damon McCoy, Taylor Shopbell, Nathan Bigley, Kendal Meyer, and Maryellen Bliss. The senior team placed sixth overall. The team consisted of Megan Poynter, Keayla Harr, Ben Raudebaugh, Bethany Heiby, Shelbi Long, Amanda Garn, Sarah Lifer, and Adrianne McPhillips.

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