Roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 17, 2016


WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter held its annual fall meeting and movie night Oct. 15 at Tegtmeier Farm. Officers shared their reports and each committee reported upcoming events and activities the chapter is considering for the school year.

In the past year the chapter picked grapes at Jim Borton’s farm, parked cars during the Twilight Tour, had members attend FFA camp and Washington Leadership Conference, participated in the Wayne and Ashland County fairs and more.

Members moved to participate in the following events for the upcoming year: fruit sales fundraiser, host a Greenhand Conference and officer training, job interview career development event, bell ringing for the Salvation Army Dec. 22, parliamentary procedure contest and in the food science CDE.

Dues will increase to $20 Nov. 1 for members who have not paid and construction on a new greenhouse for the chapter began in November.

Northwestern FFA held the District Officer Training Oct. 29 at Northwestern High School. Members that participated included: Katie Stull, Cody Tegtmeier, Reiley Murphy, Ally Ruegg, Sydney Harmon, Emily Cromer, David Miley, Jessie Bair, Emily Finley, Austen Wood, Maria Chellis, and Cody Morrow.

Other schools that attended included: Norwayne, Triway, RG Drague, Buckeye and United. Sessions were lead by Northwestern FFA members, guest Marlene Eick and Northwestern FFA Adviser Heather Tegtmeier.


SULLIVAN, Ohio — The Black River FFA is currently holding its annual fruit sale. The chapter is also selling fruit baskets and buckets, an assortment of nuts, DB Yummers BBQ sauce, Country Meat beef sticks, and Bufflo Dip. The sale will run through Nov. 23, with delivery Dec. 13-15.

All proceeds will be used to assist students attending national and state conventions, FFA Camp, Career Development Events, and senior scholarships.

If you are interested in buying, contact a Black River FFA member or the Black River High School Agriculture Department at 419-736-3303, ext. 522.

On Oct. 11, the chapter hosted its annual Farm Games event. In addition to Black River, members came from from Mapleton, Wellington and Buckeye FFA. However, in the end it was the local chapter that took home the gold.


MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter had four American Degree recipients at the 2016 National FFA Convention: Elise Neville, Chris Sprang, Morgan Hoxworth, and Shyann Kick.

Neville worked as an intern at Ohio State, researching soil and water characteristics and studying how to adjust plant growth. She also ran her own dog walking and sitting business to earn her degree.

Sprang worked for three dairy farms — Piar Mineral Ridge, Clover Patch, and Spring Walk — to earn his degree.

Hoxworth worked for the Danville Vet Clinic and Grasshopper Lawn Care and Kick worked for Idyl Wild and Shamrock Dairy Farms.

West Holmes FFA held its annual October meeting Oct. 27. New business was discussed and events were planned.

Elizabeth and Marshall Overhault will speak at the degree ceremonies and an awareness fair will be held before degree initiation.

The chapter will ring bells for the Salvation Army and participate in the District 8 Trap shoot Nov. 5.


BERLIN, Ohio — The Hiland FFA Urban Soils Team participated in the District Soils Contest placing third as a team.

Individual team member placings were: Diane Yoder, second place; Cheryl Yoder, 10th; Hayleigh Scheufler, 17th; Parker Stutzman, 21st; and Sheila Troyer, 25th.

The Hiland FFA Urban Soils Team place 39 out 43 teams at the state competition. Individual placings out of 156 students were: Diane Yoder, 101; Cheryl Yoder, 144; Stutzman, 151 and Scheufler, 152.


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