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Ft. Recovery FFA Announces Top Fruit Sellers

FT. RECOVERY, OH – Recently, the Ft. Recovery FFA chapter completed its annual fruit sale selling over 750 cases of fruit.  Peanuts and fruit baskets were also sold.  The top three overall sellers were first, Alex Stammen, second, Ray Siefring, and third, Amy Timmerman. The top sellers in each class were; 1st period, Alex Timmerman; 2nd period, Maleia Fullenkamp; 3rd period, Zach Tobe; 4th period, Jessica Kaiser; 5th period, Claire Pottkotter; 6th period, Isaac Siegrist; and 7th period, Jamieson Hess and Mitch Lennartz; 8th period, Jacob Siefring.  The Ft. Recovery FFA Chapter would like to thank everyone that purchased and helped out with the fundraiser.

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Logan Elm FFA Winter Game Night

The Logan Elm FFA recently held their 2nd annual Winter Game Night. The theme for the night was to have fun and get to know the members in the chapter. Upon arrival the officers randomly split members into nine groups. The groups then competed against each other in nine different “minute-to-win-it” games. The first group to finish was the winner. However, to be declared the winner all members had to know each other’s names. At the conclusion of the game all members gathered together in the shop and anyone who cheated or committed a foul, as deemed by the officers, had to get on a shop table and spell Mississippi with their rear or sing and perform “I’m a Little Teapot”. The members were then free to play “Just Dance”, cards, and corn hole or just socialize while they were waiting on the hamburgers to be grilled. All in all, it was a fun night for everyone.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee FFA Holds Leaders of Tomorrow

The Preble Shawnee FFA Chapter organized and sponsored a workshop titled Leaders of Tomorrow. The workshop was open to all of the student leaders at Preble Shawnee High School. The evening consisted of four community members serving as guest speakers and sharing with the attendees advice on become strong community leaders. The speakers included Chuck Moore, owner of CMJ’s in Camden, Dr. Tom Crumbaker, retired science teach and Preble Shawnee Board of Education Member, Commissioner David Wessler, and Shanda McWhinney the Preble County Relay for Life Chair.… Continue reading

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West Holmes FFA Fruit and Tree Sale

The West Holmes FFA chapter held their annual fruit sale during October, November and December. The chapter successfully sold 964 cases of fruit and 1,924 tins of nuts, selling a total of over $56,000. The top ten salesmen were the following: Justin Lorentz, 174.50 cases; William Hughes, 144.25 cases; Samantha Krejci, 92.25 cases; Mandy Taylor, 85.50 cases; Megan Miller, 79.25 cases; Tanner Goines, 48.00 cases; Matt and Hannah Schlegel, 46.00 cases; Beth Klein, 42.00 cases; Grayson and Paige Miller, 39.50 cases, and Liz Overholt, 37.25 cases. Extra fruit was donated to the Lighthouse-Love Center. There is still BBQ sauce, and tins of nuts still available. Thank you for your continued support of the chapter.

The West Holmes FFA chapter sold Christmas Trees this year for the first time. Over three weekends the chapter sold a total of 30 trees. The fundraiser was sponsored by Rodhe’s IGA, and Sycamore Hollow Tree Farm.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee FFA Holds Career Day

The Preble Shawnee FFA recently held a 7th grade career day. The activity was held to showcase three careers that 7th graders can pursue through agriculture. The committee that organized this event was the Ag Career Skills. Members of the committee included Austin Moore, Darian Rader, Lacey Hill, Joan Anderson, Sidney Hibbard, and Kelsey Klamm.

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Logan Elm FFA "Living to Serve"

by: Bret King

The Logan Elm FFA followed up on their “Living to Serve” theme during the Christmas season. The chapter adopted two families from the school district to help for Christmas. After talking with the families, the Leadership class developed a list of gifts for the children in the two families. Tags were made, hung on a tree and members in the entire chapter had the opportunity to take a tag and purchase that gift. Several gifts were donated to the children of the two families.


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Miami East January 2013 FFA member of the month

The January 2013 Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Danielle Danielson. She is the daughter of Dan and Debbie Danielson of Troy.

Danielle is a sophomore and second year member of the Miami East FFA Chapter. She has participated in State and National FFA Conventions, FFA Camp, and horse judging. She recently was the third highest seller in the FFA Fruit Sales Fundraiser, selling over $1,600.00 worth of fruit. Danielle is also the FFA’s representative on the Miami County Junior Fair Board. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program is market swine and job placement on a local horse farm.

Every month of the school year the Miami East FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month.  The officer team will nominate one student that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities.  If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special gift in celebration of their accomplishment.… Continue reading

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FFA to Participate in State Parliamentary Procedure Contest

The Preble Shawnee FFA beginning team will participate in the Parliamentary Procedure at the state level. The team will travel to Columbus for the contest and compete against nine other FFA beginning teams from around the state. The team consists of Adi Via, Austin Brewer, Jacob Kamm, Kaitlyn McGarvey, Kerriston Wilson, Rachel Jones, Payton Roberts, and Savannah Schneider.… Continue reading

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Mohawk FFA members receive Greenhand Degrees

By Emily Daniel, chapter reporter

Twenty members of the members of the Mohawk FFA Chapter received their Greenhand Degree.  The members were awarded on December 3, at the December FFA meeting. Members were Jena Baum, Chelsy Mattox, Blaec Kearns, Michael Shaw, Caleb Bollinger, Sara Spencer, Jordon Wheeler, Paige Sigler, Morgan Edgington, Austin Miller, Joanie Lininger, Aaron Williams, Megan Cleveland, Logan Reinhart, Dominic Smith, Katie Pinkston, Tori Chaney, Cambria Kohlenberg, Vanessa Stull and Meghan Ohl.

To earn this degree, first year members must be enrolled in agricultural education class, have a plan for their supervised agriculture experience, and explain FFA fundamentals.  During the ceremony, the FFA officers welcomed and handed out pins and certificates to the Greenhands.  Also during the ceremony freshmen presented the FFA creed and the chapter heard from a state FFA officer.… Continue reading

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Fort Loramie FFA members participate in Forestry Field Days

By Amanda Seger and Tommy Meyer, chapter reporters

Forestry field days were put on and organized by the Shelby County Soil and Water. This year it was held in Fort Loramie hosted by Denny Zigenbushe. The Fort Loramie FFA volunteered members to help run the sessions. Fort Loramie FFA members helped with several different stations such as assisting and teaching the youth how to use a hand crank apple peeler, and a hand crank corn shucker. Members also helped with face painting, making glitter pinecones, and a Jr. Cruise Tour, which taught kids about the types of trees around them and general knowledge of each tree. Each member that participated was able to interact with the community and share information about nature.

The Fort Loramie FFA is a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center.

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Genoa attends Parliamentary Procedure contest

By Madison Sheahan, chapter reporter
On November 27 the Genoa FFA chapter Parliamentary Procedure teams competed in the sub-district Parliamentary Procedure competition. The chapter had a Senior team and the novice team. The senior team had all of the chapter officers plus two members. This included: Rachael Weber-President, Nick Keller-Vice president, Seth Morrison-Treasurer, Marissa Crosby- Secretary, Madison Sheahan-Reporter, John George-Sentinel, Kevin Witt-Student advisor, plus Dakota Sheahan and Nathan Moore-members. Both the senior team and the freshman team moved on to compete at the distract competition, which took place on December 6 at Ayersville High School. The make-up of our teams changed due to wrestling meets and basketball games. Each team had several practices in the mornings before school. The senor team took sixth and the freshman team took fourth. Parliamentary Procedure is used to run meeting and conduct business. Students learning these skills will benefit local governments, organizations and businesses with their knowledge.… Continue reading

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FFA alumni sponsors basket bingo

The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Sunday, January 27th  at 2:00pm in the Miami East High Cafeteria. This is a change in location from previous years. Beautiful and functional Longaberger Baskets will be the prize for the 20 games, with the grand prize being a retired basket feature. Doors will open at 1:30.

Tickets are $20 for the 20 games and a raffle entry. There will also be raffles, extra games, and concessions sales offered. All winning tie-breaking cards win a consolation prize of a Longaberger product.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter at (937) 335-7070 ext. 3212 or by purchasing them at the door.

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Ft. Loramie fruit, peanut, and barbeque sauce sales successful

By Amanda Seger, chapter reporter

The Fort Loramie FFA Chapter’s annual fruit, peanut, and barbeque sauce sale has recently come to an end. This sale serves as the organization’s major fundraiser and luckily for the chapter, this year’s sales have been one of the most successful.  The Fort Loramie FFA chapter reached their goal of $20,000 by selling over $23,000 worth of fruit, peanuts, barbeque sauce, and Jack Links Beef Jerky. The proceeds from this fundraiser benefit local chapter activities, leadership conferences, conventions, donations, and entry fees for career development events.  2012’s top sellers were 1st place, Katelyn and Amanda Seger selling $1,896 worth of fruit, 2nd place was Darrin Seger selling $1,582 worth of fruit, 3rd place was Laura and Nathan Poeppelman selling $904 worth of fruit, 4th place was Trey Manger selling $875 and 5th place was Andy and Kevin Meyer selling $785. Members donated the extra fruit to the Holy Angels Soup Kitchen.… Continue reading

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Greenville members receive Greenhand Degree

By Sheiann Mead, chapter reporter

Twenty four members of the Greenville FFA Chapter received the Greenhand FFA Degree, the first high school degree awarded to members of the National FFA Organization.  This honor recognizes demonstrated knowledge and achievements in agricultural awareness, leadership, and career development and community service programs.   To be eligible for this degree, you must be a first year member, know the creed and motto, understand the code of ethics, and know how to properly wear the FFA Jacket, know the meaning the FFA Emblem and Colors, and have knowledge of the organization’s history

The members received the Degree at a special meeting held for inducting the new Greenhands into the Greenville FFA Chapter.  Each recipient receives a Bronze FFA emblem pin and a certificate from the local chapter. Those receiving the Greenhand degree this year included  Sam Ball, Kyle Carlisle, Daniel Cline, Kamryn Coppock, Kelsey Crandall, Noah Ellerman, Bryan Flory, Bradley Garber, Brady Garber, Nelson Roberts, Hannah Smith, Judge Welbaum, Nicole Garland, Sara Gibboney, Dylan Kolb, Dalton Mayer, Olivia McDade, Aaron Miniard, Spencer Monnin, Victoria Nader, Ryan Ramsey, Patrick Schmitmeyer, Jena Snyder, and Matthew Wooten.… Continue reading

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Bigs and Littles

By Stephanie Leaman, chapter reporter
At the beginning of the school year the Anthony Wayne FFA chapter contemplated on some ways to get the incoming freshmen involved in the chapter. One of the ideas was to set up bigs and littles. In the past this had been set up but it was unorganized and wasn’t put to use all that much. So this year we decided to try it again and so far it has been really helpful to the freshmen students. At the first meeting of the year every freshmen was paired up with an upper classman. The students sat by each other and got to know one another during that first meeting. Throughout the year there have been many activities that the bigs and littles have done together. At the conclusion of the November FFA meeting, the bigs and littles played whiffle ball in the school’s gymnasium. After the December meeting bigs and littles got to make ornaments and decorate a tree that was put in the classroom. … Continue reading

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