“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
The most helpful way to give back to the organization is being there when needed, whether that be setting up the room for an upcoming banquet or helping to chaperone an event, having helping hands ready to help when needed is one of the most valuable assets to FFA and 4-H organizations.Read More
As 2018 comes to a close, look back and find all the good things that happened. It’s not the awards earned, or the places you went, but the memories that I’ll have for the rest of my life that matters to me. What are you thankful for in 2018, and what are you looking forward to in 2019?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
When someone hangs the corduroy jacket up, someone else is going to have to step up and keep the tradition alive someone is going to have to step up and keep the tradition alive. Recruitment is a wonderful way to increase membership.
Once they become members of your chapter/club, many face another challenge. Involvement.
Below are 50 ways to recruit new members and get more involvement from current members.Read More
The fairgrounds also serves as the magical place where left behind combs and buckets end up. It’s also where memories and friendships are made.Read More
The jacket might not be magical, but it does teach you how to be magical.Read More
As a showmen, it's your duty to put your animals needs and concerns before your own. It's explicitly your task to make sure that your animal is fed, warm, and safe before you even sit down to eat dinner.Read More