Attention all 4-H and FFA Steer Exhibitors: entry forms are due by tomorrow Friday, January 5, 2018, to the Extension Office. Forms can be found online or at the Extension Office. See an Ag. teacher if you have questions.
Attention FFA members who sold fruit: pickup time for fruit has changed due to circumstances beyond our control. The fruit will arrive tomorrow (11/30) and will be available for pick-up starting at noon tomorrow. We will stay until 8 o’clock tomorrow evening. Fruit can also be picked up on Friday (12/1) until 4:30. If there are questions or issues with picking up fruit please see an FFA advisor.
Here is the link to watch the live streaming of the fifth general session of the FFA Convention. Hope Showalter and Lyndsey Keagy will walk across the stage and find out their final placing in the Agriscience Fair. Please tune in if you get a chance to watch this accomplishment.
This weekend 8 FFA members competed in the Eastern Regional FFA contest. In AgriScience, the teams of Hope Showalter and Lyndsey Keagy and the team of Paul Craun and Shelvin Arey all received bronze ratings. The Food Science Team placed third. Team members include Kendall Knicely, Brennan Miller, Lukas Cooper and Hunter Hilbert. Hunter was the 8th high individual. Congratulations!
In celebration of National FFA Week, the Turner Ashby FFA Chapter is conducting a school wide Soldier Care Pack Drive. They will be collecting various items from food to personal care products from now until this Friday, February 26th. A list of items being accepted is located at each of the 3 collection sites. You can donate items in the Ag. wing, the main office, and in Mrs. Moran’s room (142). Just look for the red, white and blue boxes. Thank you for your support of our local troops!
List of items accepted for Soldier Care Packs
(Items are not limited to this list.)
Congratulations to the six TA General Ag students who competed in the very first FFA General Ag Competition at East Rock on Dec 16! Sam Pittington received a gold rating for his prepared public speech on deer jawbone aging. Kaleb Crawford received a gold rating for his prepared public speech on the weather. Tori Jarboe and Scott Roy both received gold ratings on their presentation of the FFA Motto and answers to FFA trivia questions. Shen Sarco received a silver rating for both the educational and colorful categories in the poster contest. And Mona Rabie received a silver rating for the educational category and a gold rating for the unique category of the poster contest. If you see one of these six students give them a big congratulations and high five for the hard work and success at this very special event!
We have had another busy day. Both the marketing team and ag mechanics teams finished competing on Thursday. Friday we will find out the results of their contests.
I have provided a link to listen to the radio interviews that Clayton Armstrong has been conducting for WSVA radio.
Tonight following dinner at Joe's Crab Shack we took a group picture. Some of us took a walk on the Big Four Bridge that crosses the Ohio River into Indiana.
We have had a great week so far. Yesterday the Ag Mechanics team competed in the first day of competition. They are currently waiting to start the second day events. We will find out tomorrow how they did.
The marketing team competes this morning at 10:00 in the first round of their contest.
Be sure to listen to WSVA radio in the mornings. Clayton Armstrong is serving as a reporter for them. We have had information on the radio every morning. He is doing a great job interviewing.
Here is a picture of the ag mechanics team. Also in the picture is Dr. Carol Fenn. She is participating in convention activities with all FFA chapters attending from Rockingham County.
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