DECEMBER 2019 "ADVISOR"
AG NEWS SHORTS
The Tri County FFA had a feature article in the November 2019 Norris Electric News Magazine.
The Tri County Ag Education Dept. was a recipient of a $1,000.00 grant for greenhouse sustainable agriculture improvements. The grant was written by Mr. Barnard and administered by the Center for Rural Affairs.
Chapter Officers Cassidy Kowalski and Hannah Holtmeier were guests at the DeWitt Seniors Noon Luncheon and presented a slide presentation on Chapter activities.
Sophomore Gracin Hahn has applied for the Nebraska State Honor Choir.
Seniors…. The National FFA Scholarship applications are now open!!
The FFA Officers shopped for gifts on 12/16 for an area needy family
Thank-you to everyone who supported the Chapter by purchasing FFA Fruit!
The Nebraska FFA Association “I Believe” Program is currently going on. It is a great way to support the local Chapters. Check out the Nebraska FFA Foundation website.
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 is the Saline Co. Market Beef Weigh Day from 8:30 -11:00 am at Weber Feedyards
All FFA market beef exhibited at the State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben must be Identified with an EID tag and DNA sample.
YQCA Training in Saline Co. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm in Wilber at Extension Office
The Tri County FFA and FFA Alumni offer their sincere condolences to the LeRoy Tejral Family. Mr. Tejral was an Agriculture Education Instructor and Alumni member.
FFA ALUMNI PANCAKE FEED 12/30/19 @ D-O BB GAME; 4:30-7:00 pm
TRI COUNTY FFA HOSTS LEADERSHIP NIGHT
The Tri County FFA Chapter hosted their fall Leadership Night on November 25th at the T.C. cafeteria. President Alexx Malchow conducted the meeting for members, parents and guests. Fall contest medals and ribbons were handed out for range and land judging, dairy products and dairy evaluation.
The highlight of the night was the Degree Ceremonies. Earning their Discovery Degrees was eighth grader Evan Quackenbush. The Discovery Degree is the first level of FFA membership. Students must be enrolled in an Agriculture Education class and participate in Chapter activities on the local level.
Eight members were accepted into the FFA as Greenhands. The Greenhand Degree was bestowed upon Carter Siems, Carter Holtmeier, Taylor Koch, Breona Meyer, Taryn Van Eperen, Kendra Caudill, Trevor Johnson and Karli Scherling. The degree requirements include active participation in Chapter events, knowledge of parliamentary procedure, basic FFA knowledge and plans for a Supervised Agriculture Experience (S.A.E.) Program. The group received a bronze pin and their “FFA Member Lives Here” sign.
Eight Tri County members were awarded the Chapter Degree by the officers. These recipients demonstrated parliamentary procedure abilities, had an established S.A.E., performed at least ten community service hours, and presented a group discussion presentation. Receiving their silver pin were Logan Brown, Brevin Damrow, Emerson Schultis, Gavin Weichel, Gracin Hahn, Emily Thavenet, Kanin Baker and Nick Loxterkamp.
The speaker for the evening program was Mrs. Megan Grimes of the Nebraska Association for Resource Districts in Lincoln. Mrs. Grimes is also a 2019 Nebraska LEAD (Leadership, Education/Action Development) member. Megan is the Public Relations Director for the Natural Resources Districts on the state level. She spoke on her travels to China, Poland and Germany. She encouraged the ag education students to find a passion, seek education and to communicate. She stressed that her career pathway in agriculture is exciting and rewarding.
JEFFERSON COUNTY FARM BUREAU PROJECT GRANT
The Farm Bureau Student Project Grant will be given to Jefferson County FFA & 4-H students. The purpose of the grant is to provide funds for students to begin or expand their 4-H or FFA projects. There is no limit to the scale of the project – students are awarded money on the basis of their budget and goals for the project. Their personal statement, financial need, advisor statement and project summary are also taken into consideration. There will be a personal interview. If selected, the student must share how they have used the grant towards growing or starting their project at the county’s annual meeting in the fall. Applications are due 1/15/20.
Dec. 30- FFA Alumni Pancake Feed at Tri County H.S. SUPPORT THE FFA!!!
Jan. 15 - District Leadership Development Events in York
Jan. 21 - District 5 Junior High Ag Quiz Bowl at Tri County; 5:30 pm
Feb. 5 - State FFA Degree Interviews at Milford in afternoon
*****The FFA could use Alumni and/or Parent help at the Jan. 15 and 21st activities.*****