FFA students earn awards at leadership contest

FFA students competed in the Brazos Valley District Leadership Development contest last week. The following student earned awards: 2nd – Ag Advocacy (advancing to area)Maggie Jedlicka, Cade Conrad, Pablo ‘Trey’ Vargas, Morgan Kelbly2nd- Sr. Skills (advancing to area)Mark McMath, Colby Fagan, Jacob Incardona3rd- Radio BroadcastingEmma Brunson, Ty Greenlee, Hunter Harlin3rd- Greenhand SkillsLane Pierce, Saul Lopez, […]

Forty minutes to win it: Junior wins at 4-H national food competition

One basket, a few ingredients, 40 minutes on the clock. With all of these things, a team of three to five members must create a dish, a cost analysis, a list of its nutritional value, and present the final dish to a panel of judges. Through Texas 4-H, junior Hannah Czajkowski has been given the opportunity to compete in the 4-H Food Challenge and even make it as far as the State 4-H Food Challenge Contest, and winning the National 4-H Food Challenge Contest in October with two other team members.

FFA students place at Houston Livestock Show

Horticulture Contests: Dining with a Texas Flair – 2 participants Christina Vinson got 1st place out of 100. She received a belt buckle and 1,000.00. Rodeo Cup – 2 participants Photography – 4 participants Container gardens -2 participants Miniscapes – 3 teams of 2 participated Jessica Sheridan and Luis Sanchez placed 9th in this category […]

Student steers to success: Freshman finds purpose, passion in ag organization

When agriculture classes are introduced to students, the initial thought may be that it teaches how to farm, but opposed to that common belief, many ag classes offer much more, from giving students an opportunity to show their own steers and heifers to teaching them skills that are essential to everyday life as adults. Ag also has support organizations, such as 4-H, which is a youth mentoring organization, and FFA, which is a guide to careers and future endeavours. In and out of school, freshman Wilsey Wendler is a prime example of a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the agriculture organization.

FFA to hold profit share at Boonville Spoons

The FFA Booster Club will be partnering with the Spoons on Boonville for a profit share all day September 19.

FFA members participate at Livestock Show

FFA members showed projects last week at the Brazos County Youth Livestock Show and placed as follows: Heifers Payton Thomsen (1st and 2nd in her class with Angus heifers) Bentley Zamenek (1st in class with her Angus heifer and reserve champion for intermediate showmanship) Pigs Cordel Medina (6th in class, one away from making sale) […]

FFA students receive accolades at invitationals, local competition

McClennan FFA Invitational Floriculture Team – 15th out of 97 Senior Jerry Ramirez – 5th out of 350 Tarleton FFA Invitational Ramirez placed 7th out of 412 contestants in Floriculture Junior Makayla Cruz placed 14th out of 630 contestants The following students participated in the Brazos County Youth Livestock Show and Rodeo: Makayla Cruz – […]

Season of Giving, Season of Hope

Men and women standing outside of stores ringing bells, children’s names hanging on Christmas trees, piles of canned goods stacked at the local food bank – all symbols of goodwill that seems to pour out during the holiday season. With lights, trees, gifts, food, and family, the holiday season is considered the greatest time of the year. But unfortunately, some cannot have a joyful holiday without a helping hand.

District FFA convention attendees earn honors

FFA members attended the District FFA convention on Monday, April 9 where sophomore Makayla Cruz was inducted as District Sentinel.

FFA celbrates National FFA week

Local FFA members invite students to celebrate National FFA Week by joining in dress-up day activities and games to be held during all lunches.

FFA fundraises for ‘Five Hundred in Five Days’

During this week, the FFA and Agriculture Department will be collecting money for the Radio MASH effort with the goal of raising five hundred dollars throughout the week.

FFA members will be collecting money at lunches and is accepting donations throughout the week.

First FFA Meeting Scheduled

The first FFA meeting of the 2011-2012 school year will take place on Monday, September 19 in the Blue Cafeteria at 6:30pm.

Seeds planted in FFA sprout leadership

Future Farmers of America (FFA) has had a local chapter for 80 years. Throughout these years, students have not only learned leadership, but also skills that can help them in their future careers.