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BOLES FFA CHAPTER INFORMATIONAL PACKET

Boles ISD Agricultural Sciences Dept. 9777 FM 2101 Quinlan, TX 75474 (903) 883-2918 ext. 194 www.bolesffa.ffanow.org


Junior FFA Membership  Open to boys and girls o 3rd grade AND 8 years old o 8th grade  Membership Dues o $5 yearly  Opportunities o Able to show at the county fair o Attend leadership camps and “fun-days” o Able to attend chapter sponsored events  Importance of Junior FFA o Best way to begin a career with FFA o Learn the basics of FFA, caring for animals, personal skills development o Best way to “try out” FFA and see if it’s for your child o Small to no cost depending on level of involvement  What can my child expect o Attend leadership camp/fun days sponsored by the chapter o Begin learning about animals and how to care for them  Feeding, grooming, training, responsibility o Begin learning about the FFA  Personal skill development  Leadership, communication, team work, goalsetting, planning, organization, perseverance o Show an animal project at county fair (optional)  Combines all aspects of the program into one  Cost ranges from $100-$1500 roughly  Time consumption ranges from a month to year-long  Can show a variety of animal species:  Rabbits (Fryers)  Chickens (Broilers)  Goat  Lamb  Pig/Hog  Heifer  Steer  Princess/Queen Contest


FFA Membership  Open to boys and girls  9th grade – 2 years after graduation  Membership Dues o $15 yearly  Opportunities o Able to show at the county fair o Attend leadership camps and “fun-days” o Able to attend chapter/district/area/state/national sponsored events  Leadership Development & Career Development Contests (LDEs & CDEs)  LDEs - These contests are designed to build leadership skills through a variety of contests o Job Interview o Public Relations o Radio o Chapter Conducting o Greenhand/Senior Skills Demonstration o Greenhand/Senior Quiz o Greenhand/Senior Creed Speaking, etc…  CDEs – These contests are designed to target specific career options (over 300 agriculturally related careers) o Horse Judging o Livestock Judging o Dairy Cattle Judging o Farm Business Management, etc…  Speaking Events – These contests are designed to develop the ability of all FFA members to express themselves on a given subject o Extemporaneous Speaking o Prepared Public Speaking o Soil Stewardship  Agri-Science Fair - Students use the scientific process as they reinforce skills and principles they have learned in agriscience courses


 Talent Contest – Members can perform nearly any sort of act, alone or as a group and perform in front of fellow members as they compete at various levels  Importance of FFA o Good way to begin a career with FFA or continue a career already started as a junior member o Participate in a variety of contests that are fun and target reallife situations and begin to build the leaders of tomorrow o Able to travel all across the state to various events o Learn all about the FFA and agriculture, as well as real-life skills through LDE/CDE contests o Small to no cost depending on level of involvement  What can my child expect o Attend leadership camp/fun days sponsored by the chapter/district/area/state/national associations o Begin/continue learning about animals and how to care for them  Feeding, grooming, training, responsibility o Begin/continue learning about the FFA  Personal skill development  Leadership, communication, team work, goalsetting, planning, organization, perseverance  Leadership Development  Achieved through LDE contests and regular class instruction  Career Development  Students begin to see both college-level careers and entry-level careers through agriculture, CDE contests  Speaking Skills Development  Learn to speak effectively and give speeches to large groups and think on your feet  Show an animal project at county fair (optional)  Combines all aspects of the program into one  Cost ranges from $100-$1500 roughly  Time consumption ranges from a month to yearlong  Can show a variety of animal species:


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Rabbits (Fryers) Chickens (Broilers) Goat Lamb Pig/Hog Heifer Steer Ag Mechanics Princess/Queen Contest

What we have listed above is only a small segment of what is truly available to FFA members. It is best to remain a member for several years as you will have the chance to improve your skills in these different areas and become the best you can be! We fill that you will find that FFA and agricultural education are excellent ways to develop the leaders of tomorrow.

The FFA Mission FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The Agricultural Education Mission Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.

Boles FFA General Info  

A packet with generla information regarding thr FFA and Jr FFA.

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