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Miami East-MVCTC FFA fairs well in evaluations

The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter recently competed in the District 5 Evaluations of the Ohio FFA Association at the Greene County Career Center in Xenia.  Several members of the chapter worked extra hard on their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) record to prepare their applications for awards and degrees.

Three 2014-15 Chapter Officers that submitted books for review. Emily Beal submitted the Secretary’s Book and earned a gold rating . Kelsey Kirchner submitted the Treasurer’s Book and earned a gold rating. Casey Copeland submitted the Reporter’s Book and earned a gold rating. Emily, Kelsey, and Casey will be recognized at the State FFA Convention in May.

Seniors Riann Kingrey, Olivia Edgell, Miranda Maggart, and Allyson Supinger and Juniors Emily Beal, Stephanie Millhouse, Levi Reid, and Hunter Sharp applied for the State FFA Degree. All applications were reviewed and submitted to the state evaluation for further review.

Madeline Davis applied for the District 5 Star State in Agribusiness Award for her business enterprise.… Continue reading

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West Holmes FFA hosts District Ag Sales

On February 3, 2015, the West Holmes FFA Chapter hosted and participated in the District Ag Sales Competition. The team placed first in the district which qualified them for state on February 21. Individually, Jillian Gurley was 2nd, Shyann Kick was 3rd, Chris Vansickle was 7th, Elise Neville was 8th, and Tory Eggers was 9th.  In Ag Sales the team has to complete a mock sale, complete a prospecting scenario, and take a test over skills in customer relations, advertising, and promotion and merchandise displays.… Continue reading

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National Trail–MVCTC FFA members attend national leadership conference

­­­Students from FFA chapters across Ohio attended the 212o and 360° Leadership Conferences. These conferences are an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta and with additional support from Crop Production Services as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Alison Grimes, Bryant Stonecash, Chelsea Allen, Becky Allen, Emilie Satterfield, Danielle Thomas, Suzanne Kimball, Grant Killen, Clayton Cruze, Graham Jones, Issac Luce, Erika Gallaher, Andrew Willet, Kelsey Matheny, and Kian Caldwell, all members of the National Trail-MVCTC FFA Chapter attended the event Saturday January 17, 2015.

212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212o Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues.… Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne FFA Alumni hosts Annual Pork Loin Dinner

On January 23rd, the Anthony Wayne FFA Alumni hosted its annual Pork Loin Dinner and Silent Auction in the cafeteria of Anthony Wayne High School. Profit from these events goes towards scholarships for FFA members who are graduating and to off set expenses for FFA camp. FFA members helped with the event by selling tickets, donating items for the silent auction, serving food, and cleaning up.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee FFA members attend national leadership conference

­­­Students from FFA chapters across Ohio attended the 212o and 360° Leadership Conferences. These conferences are an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta and with additional support from Crop Production Services as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Caleb Moore, Blake Rogers, Savannah Schneider, Lacey Hill, Abbey Hill, Sidney Hacker,  and Kaitlyn McGarvey, members of the Preble Shawnee FFA Chapter attended the event on January 17th.

212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212o Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attended sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps towards self-improvement.… Continue reading

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“Basket Bingo” to be hosted by ME-MVCTC FFA alumni

The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Sunday, January 25th at 2 p.m. in the Miami East Junior High Auditeria. Doors will open at 1:30 and guests should enter through the east door of the junior high.

Beautiful and functional Longaberger baskets will be the prize for the 20 games, with the grand prize being a retired basket feature.

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.

All funds raised will be donated to the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter in support of their community activities and leadership development.… Continue reading

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State FFA officer visits Preble Shawnee

Ohio FFA State President Sydney Snider recently visited the Preble Shawnee FFA for a day of fun and learning.

The chapter participated in many games teaching life-lessons brought by the president. She also stayed after to participate with the Jr. High ag program.

Preble Shawnee appreciated the visit.… Continue reading

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Large grant awarded to Miami East-MVCTC FFA member

A $1,000 grant has been awarded to FFA member Kelsey Kirchner of Conover, OH, by the Rabo AgriFinance through the National FFA Organization. The SAE Grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their supervised agricultural experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must complete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture-related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion of the grant fiscal year, grant recipients must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.

Kirchner is a member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter and was selected from hundreds applicants nationwide. Kirchner will use the grant monies to expand her dog treats small business SAE. Kirchner makes and markets her own dog treats. The grant money will be used to purchase her own equipment so that she will not have to borrow from her family.… Continue reading

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Miami East-MVCTC FFA announces January Member of the Month

The January 2015 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Cody Reid. Cody is the son of Matt and Julie Reid of Fletcher.

Cody was chosen because of his recent involvement in various FFA activities. Cody was a member of the State Food Science and Technology Career Development Team that placed third in the state. He was also a member of the Agricultural Engineering Career Development Team that placed ninth in the state. Cody has earned the State FFA Degree. Cody attended the National FFA Convention and assisted with the Farm Safety Day for second graders and other Farm Safety week activities. Cody’s Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of job placement on his family’s grain 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.  … Continue reading

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Miami East-MVCTC FFA members do well at State Food Science

On Saturday, December 6 four members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in the State Food Science and Technology Career Development Event hosted at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Food Science and Technology Team members were Casey Copeland, Cody Reid, Nathan Teeters and Grant Hodge.  The team placed 3rd in the state and earned a banner for the agriculture classroom.  Casey Copeland was the highest placing individual from Miami East, placing 4th overall and earned a $500 scholarship to major in Food Science at Ohio State. Cody Reid placed 10th overall in the contest.

During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package.  Also they completed an aroma identification section, took test on their knowledge of food science, responded to mock customer complaint scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry, and completed a taste sensory test.… Continue reading

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Preble Shawnee takes first in Sub-District Parli Pro

In early December, the Preble Shawnee FFA competed in the sub-district parliamentary procedure contest for a chance to make it to districts. The advanced team won first place with their outstanding procedure. Savannah Lynch, Addie Anspaugh, Sarah Kurtz, Aubrey McQuisten, Sidney Hacker, Caleb Moore, Savannah Schnieder, and Colton Pugh will advance to the districts for a chance to go to state. The greenhand parliamentary procedure team placed third in the contest but will not move on to districts. The FFA could not be more excited as they prepare for the next contest.… Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne FFA member places 5th in state contest

Nicole McMullen, a freshman FFA member at Anthony Wayne High School, competed in the Ohio FFA Job Interview Career Development Event on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Nicole first competed in the sub-district and district levels, where she placed first in each. This advanced her to the state level where she competed with students from across the state of Ohio, and received 5th place in her division. The job interview contest consists of writing a cover letter and resume with references, completing a job application, interviewing for a position, then writing a follow-up thank you-letter. “This experience will definitely help me in the future when applying for jobs,” says Nicole.… Continue reading

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A-C FFA attends National FFA Convention

The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to not only attend the National FFA Convention, but for our State Winning Agricultural Issues Forum CDE team to compete and for members to get to experience a multitude of tours.

The members who attended had the phenomenal opportunity to go on multiple tours that were not only fun, but also educational. The first day, members toured the Kentucky Horse Park, where they could watch live dressage shows, learn about and see many horse breeds, and go through their museum. The students also toured the Conrad-Caldwell House, which is a beautiful historic house in old Louisville. The fully restored house not only contained a large collection of Edwardian Period items, but also had educational displays on the top floor, which gave students a deeper knowledge of the history of the area. After the tour of the Conrad-Caldwell House, the chapter visited the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which was in Indiana on the Ohio River.… Continue reading

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West Holmes FFA does well in Parli Pro

On November 20, 2014, the West Holmes FFA Chapter sent the Senior Parliamentary Procedure team to the sub district parliamentary Procedure contest at Indian Valley High School.

The team placed 3rd and the team was made up of President: Marris  Hoffee, Vice President: Regina Miller, Secretary:  Juanita Miller, Treasurer: Jaeden Roloff, Reporter: Payten Boring, Sentinel: Alyx Morris, Student Advisor: Cade Patterson,  Member: Jarrett Snow, and alternate, Kara Leadbetter. In the Parliamentary Procedure contest, the team demonstrates their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and how to use it correctly during the course of a business meeting. As well as taking a test over Parliamentary law.… Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne FFA tours Ohio State ATI

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, a group of six Anthony Wayne FFA members took a field trip to The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio. Students toured the university campus, then visited three of the college’s farms and land laboratory. The dairy farm highlighted a state of the art parlor system that student workers use to milk the farm’s 130 cows. The beef facility has a handling system designed by Temple Grandin, a well known animal handling expert. And finally, the equine facility owns and boards race horses that students care for. The Anthony Wayne students learned a great deal about equipment, animal care, and the best facilities for livestock. Students also learned about the university and agricultural career opportunities. Cody Perry, a senior at Anthony Wayne, said “I learned a lot about college life and the impressive campus,” and Olivia Behnfeldt said “I enjoyed seeing different barns and animal facilities.”… Continue reading

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Eaton-MVCTC FFA Parli Pro team moves on to districts

The Eaton-MVCTC Novice Parliamentary Procedure team competed in the Montgomery/Preble sub district contest on December 3rd at Preble Shawnee High School.  During the Parliamentary Procedure CDE, teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use parliamentary procedures, according to Robert Rules of Order.

The team placed second and is advancing to the district contest at New Bremen High School.  Team members are:  Braden Schmidt, Blake Whitesell, Kate Bulach, Katelyn Niehaus, Mariah Brewer, Bonwyn Duffie, Chelsea Cruze, Cole Whitesell, and Wyatt Burgess.… Continue reading

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Urbana FFA holds annual Greenhand Ceremony

The Urbana FFA held its annual Greenhand Ceremony on November 11, 2014. The purpose of this meeting is to honor the students who earned their degree. There were 19 FFA members who received this award they were Katrina Allison, Lukas Bishop, Ally Brookover, Austin Colvin, Lillian Daniels, Katie Ethridge, Cheyenne Gunsaulies, Olivia Maurice, JD Nelson, Magdaline Perry, Joe Preston, Berkeley Pyle, Kelsey Quickle, Bailey Ramsey, Addison Ropp, Sierra Ross, Michaela Sparks, Levi Brandyberry and Jerry Springer. In order to receive the greenhand degree they have to be enrolled in an agriculture class, have learned and explained the FFA motto, Creed, and salute, also know the history and guidelines and the official dress, and have an SAE (supervised agricultural experience) plan. There were special guests present such as members from the board of education, members of  Mechanicsburg FFA, and Sidney Snyder. Sidney is the Ohio FFA’s president, and while she was at the ceremony she gave a speech about how important it is to try new things because you never know you may love it and it may be what you wanna do with your life.… Continue reading

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Southeastern students raise market chickens in feeding research project

Four agriculture classes at Southeastern High School recently completed an 8-week long feeding research project as part of their animal and livestock science classes. Students were given the task of planning and preparing a feeding and nutritional plan by researching the variety of poultry feeds and supplements and composing a plan to feed and raise fast-growing, high quality market chickens. Students were also given the task to plan and design pens and enclosures to house their chickens during the term of the project.

IMG_42482562787322Each class was given twelve baby chicks at two days old and grew them to full term market weight. Each day, students in the class fed, watered, cleaned and weighed their chickens. Students kept track of weight records and calculated items such as feed conversion ratios and rate of gain. Students also had to select three of their twelve chickens to represent their class in a poultry show held during the school day.… Continue reading

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Bodenmiller named Miami East Member of the Month for December

Katie Bodenmiller Member of the MonthThe December 2014 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Katie Bodenmiller of Casstown. She is the daughter of Mark and Brenda Bodenmiller.

Katie recently competed in the District Job Interview Career Development Event. During the contest she completed a job application, conducted a mock job interview, and composed a business thank you letter. She placed eighth in the district. Katie has attended the National FFA Convention, exhibited items at the County Fair Shop and Crop building, and competed in the chapter’s corn growing challenge.

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 accolade in celebration of their accomplishment.… Continue reading

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