“I have learned many different leadership qualities and a lot of information about animals and the history of FFA,” DeVore said. “I’ve mostly learned about hard work and that is the most important quality to have when belonging to a program like ours.”Read More
It was March 21st, 2014 when mine and my family’s life was turned upside down, with mine almost taken. We were raising baby chicks at our house for me to show in 4-H. In late March, we decided that it was warm enough for the chicks to live outside in their little tub, however, we kept a heating lamp on them because Indiana weather is so unpredictable. The lamp was heated by an extension cord that ran from outside on our front porch, under our front door and into our house. In the middle of the night on the 21st, around 3:30 A.M., the extension cord experienced a malfunction that caused the cord to burst in a flame.Read More
Thank you for chaperoning events and acting as a mom or dad away from home. You are always there to lend an ear to problems, crack a few jokes and aren't afraid to give us a few motivational talks when life isn't going the way we think it should.Read More
Agriculture is one of the oldest industries in the United States that have been around before time. During the Agriculture revolution, many different improvements came along from improving growing conditions to advancing the technologies for farming. With improvements in the industry, this will bring skeptics and misunderstood information that could harm agriculture. People have assumptions about agriculture that aren’t true and affect how many see ag.Read More
I might have lived there my whole life, but I was a tourist to my own town.
You might leave your hometown one day, and that is perfectly fine. Just never forget how you got to where you are today.Read More
Do any of these apply to you?
- Their favorite season is show season. “Show season should be a season of its own.”
- The calendar in their house is full of more show days than birthdays.
I would like to say thank you, thank you for not giving me the champion slap. Not being the one to hold the title of Grand Champion has done more for me than what others may think.Read More
I grew up showing livestock. From the age 8 to 18, you could find me working late nights and early mornings in the barn, and on the road on weekends traveling to various livestock shows. My community watched me grow up showing livestock. "I remember when you were 8 years old, I watched you show pigs at the Delaware County Fairgrounds."Read More
You will see heartbreaking stories, but you will see communities pulling together during those hard times.Read More
You will make a ton of memories in a barn. Whether it's watching your goat give birth, to spending time with friends, being in a barn will cure your boredom and help you make those long lasting memories.Read More