Posts tagged FFA
Langham Creek FFA Fundraiser

The projects we had there were evacuated. At its worst, the high water mark was 12 ft in spots with an average of 9 ft. I was told that not far behind the facility there were 20ft spots. Not long after the water went down, the Corp informed us that because of such severe flooding that they were not going to renew any more grazing rights! There went our wiring and scholarships!

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Putting on the Blue Jacket, 6 Years Later

So no, I won’t have as much time in FFA as other members will. I’ll never have my discovery degree and it will take me longer to obtain my Hoosier and American Degrees. But, I am extremely blessed to have the opportunity to wear the blue jacket now, because I have waited to do so for 6 years. FFA has changed my life for the better, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everything it has done for me.

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New Year, No Fears

All of the resolutions I have said so far have all been leading up to this last one, which is to face your fears. If you never face them there will always be something holding you back from doing what you want. Did you know the number one fear in the world is public speaking? This actually happens to be one of my own fears that I had to overcome to give a speech.

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My Part in that Inspiring Task...

Like every greenhand FFA member, I learned and recited the FFA Creed freshman year. Unlike most greenhand FFA members who learn the creed a month before the contest, I learned it seven months before the contest. I was that excited. For one hour once a week after school, my advisor asked me creed questions in preparation for the contest. It was while answering these questions that I came to the conclusion that to do “my part in that inspiring task” I need to become an agricultural advocate, in order to help close the void of public disconnect.

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From Fire and "Friends" to 4-H and Farming

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.

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Lessons Learned in FFA

"When I first joined FFA I had no clue what I would be learning about, but over the year I haven't just learned about agriculture. I have learned about things that could help prepare me for my future, the kind of stuff you can't find in a textbook. I learned  the more involved you are, the more you will learn outside of a classroom.

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Big Hearts in North Dakota

The Iver Hagen- Rolla Chapter looks forward to seeing how this project will grow. They want to be able to help as many associations as possible. This chapter has truly inspired me and I also look forward to seeing how they grow in this project. Thank you to Mr. Fritz and the whole chapter for sharing their story.

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