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14 THE NEWS/COUNTRYSIDE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Nevada FFA

Greenhouse management students propagating plants. These plants and many more will be offered for sale during the annual greenhouse sale on April 28-29.

The Nevada FFA chapter has many exciting activities planned for the 2017 National FFA Week! The chapter will start off FFA week by attending church together on Feb 19th and that afternoon getting together at the ag building for some group games and competitions. During the school week each day will have a different costume theme. Monday will be boots day, Tuesday is favorite ball cap, Wednesday is Farmer/ Rancher day, Thursday is camo day, Friday is blue and gold / FFA Jacket day. Tuesday has been designated as teacher appreciation day FFA members will be preparing breakfast for their teachers at the NRTC and high school. Wednesday is the businessmans luncheon FFA members will be serving lunch out at the Vernon county fair grounds for community stakeholders and supporters of the FFA chapter. Thursday is agriculture literacy day FFA members will be going over to the second grade classrooms and teaching them a hands on lesson/activity about where food products come from. Friday is drive your tractor to school day and after school the chapter will be heading to Joplin for some intense rounds of lazer tag! On Saturday we will be kicking of our contest season with teams heading to the East Newton Invitational contest. We would like to thank all the individuals who help make not only this week of activities possible but all our events throughout the year.

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Animal science students learning to fabricate a whole chicken into individual retail cuts.

Above left photo: Nevada FFA members learn how to operate the agriculture department’s phantom 4 advanced drone as part of a technology in agriculture unit.

Photo at left: Kelstynne Petttit, Sami Fine, Kaeth Zachary, Alexandra Gast, Jocelyn Davis, Charlene Pettibon The Macho Man strikes his pose for our costume contest during our October meeting.

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Missouri FFA State Officers. Second row: Masters Shelby, Copsey Halie, Pettit Kelstynne, Gast Alexandra, Pettibon Charlene, Zachary Kaeth, Dahmer Payge, Shipley Madison, Fine Sami, Johnson Reagan; 3rd row: Ast Braden, Williams Wyatt, Johnson Rayce, Gardiner Dasia, Sanderson Cayden, Peelen Sam, Davis Jocelyn, Wilson Adi; 4th and 5th: Hendrix Joe, Gerster Jacob, Taylor Chase, Ellis Cole, Guenther Adam, Sisseck Konner, Murphy Landon, Burch Kati, Dahmer Paxton

Nevada FFA members mingling with members from other Southwest FFA chapters before the conference began.

Payton Dahmer with his 2016 Missouri State Fair over all grand champion Skyler Scotten with his Reserve Champion market lamb. FFA market wether at the Missouri State Left to right: Wyatt Williams, Konner Sisseck, and Landon Murphy working together Fair 2016. in a break out session to explore new SAE project ideas.

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On January 5th 2017 the Nevada FFA chapter sent 27 students to the Southwest District Greenhand Motivational Conference held in Springfield Missouri at the MSU campus. The event is put on by the 2016-17 Missouri State officers from the Southwest District. Over 4500 first year FFA members from more than 320 Missouri High Schools had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, learning to get involved, making sound choices, becoming active team members and making a positive difference in their lives, school and community at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences. Through interactive workshops and skits the State FFA Officers encouraged first-year FFA members to explore their talents and reach outside their comfort zone for the opportunities provided through FFA membership. They helped the new agriculture students set goals for their education, careers, and FFA experience.

#WomenInAg 969,672 Women Farmers in the United States 301,386,860 Acres $12.9 billion Economic Impact 31% of American Farmers are Women

From the classroom to the farm to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future. As leaders, it is our responsibility to make sure the next generation of women are educated, encouraged and empowered to take on the challenges of meeting the world’s growing food, fuel and fiber needs. To help women in the United States connect with other women leaders in agriculture all across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a women in ag mentoring network. Join the conversation by emailing AgWomenLead@ usda.gov or check out #womeninag on Twitter.


16 THE NEWS/COUNTRYSIDE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Rich Hill FFA

FFA Rituals Competition and Chapter Leadership Conference On Thursday the 21st of September, officers and 2nd year FFA members traveled to Warrensburg High School for the Rituals Competition and the Chapter Leadership Conference. The chapter degree is the highest award given to 2nd year FFA members with certain requirements. Members from Rich Hill who attended conference to receive this award were: Jaydn Swickhamer, Garrett Brooks, Katie Malone, Allie Schmitt, Levi Nichols, Jacob Querry, Caleb Politte, Adam Bridgewater, and Taron Mumma.

Officer Team at Rituals: Left to right: Jerry Lakey, Katie Malone, Jamison Ogburn, Kylann Tourtillott, Jennifer Doty, and Taylor Brooks.

Chapter Degree: Back row: Jaydn Swickhamer, Garrett Brooks, Katie Malone, Allie Schmitt, Levi Nichols, and Jacob Querry. Front row: Caleb Politte, Adam Bridgewater, and Taron Mumma.

Katie Malone, Jennifer Doty, Kylann Tourtillott and Advisor Lora Rapp

FFA Trap Shooting

Big Yield Challenge

November 2nd was the last trap shooting meet. The Rich Hill FFA “A team” placed 2nd out of 15 teams.  Members of the “A team” were:  Myles Becker, Kalen Thorp, Houston Bridgewater, Jamison Ogburn, Dalton Keller, and Garrett Brooks. The “B team” placed 10th. There were two outstanding shooters from Rich Hill FFA. Cody Bolser placed 8th as individual out of 88 shooters. Myles Becker took top honors placing 1st. Myles shot 229 out of the 250 birds. 

Proud to suPPort our youth in Agriculture!

On September 10th the Rich Hill FFA chapter participated in the Big Yield Challenge held at Garden City, Missouri. The team placed 3rd out of 10 teams.  The team consisted of Jennifer Doty, Katie Malone, and Kylann Tourtillott.  Big Yield Challenge consisted of estimating bushels per acre and profit/loss margins on different kinds of corn and soybeans.

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The FFA officer team competed in the Rituals Competition. This competition requires a chapter to perform the opening and closing ceremonies for any FFA meeting. There were 11 teams competing in Rituals, and Rich Hill received 2nd place honors. The Officer Team includes President Kylann Tourtillott, Vice President Jamison Ogburn, Secretary Jennifer Doty. Reporter Taylor Brooks, Treasurer Katie Malone, and Sentinel Jerry Lakey. Congratulations too all members and officers on their accomplishments this school year!

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Sheldon FFA

Sheldon FFA Week Events Sunday FFA Sunday Meet @ Methodist Church Monday Chapter/FFA T-Shirt Day Tuesday

Community Appreciation Breakfast

We will serve food from 7am to 9am Blue and Gold Day Wednesday Muddy Truck/Drive Tractor to School Day

Sheldon FFA Members wear their Official dress to school in honor of National FFA Week.

Teacher Appreciation Day (Pie Day) Thursday Official Dress/Jacket Day (Chapter Pictures) Area Banquet @ Carthage Friday Food for America Officers Carly Claflin and Lane Compton prepare breakfast for community members during our Community Appreciation Breakfast.

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Bryce Lamp explains the different types of feed calves eat through out their early lives as the begin to rely less on their mother for food at the Sheldon FFA’s Food for America Event.

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18 THE NEWS/COUNTRYSIDE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Bronaugh FFA

All Bronaugh Photos by: Addie Burgess, Bronaugh FFA Reporter

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FFA is a year-around agriculturally based, student led, leadership program. Activities and opportunities do not stop during the summertime.  From county, district, and state fairs to traveling to Washington D.C. or one of the numerous conferences available, Bronaugh FFA members are active even when school is not in session.  Bronaugh FFA members Cole Diggins, Kyle Hendrix, Joe Mader, Kasen Pitts, Michael Hartman, Amanda Raper, Lindsey Reedy, Bonnie Moore, Jordan Millman, Cheyenne McIntire, Paige Wait, Abby Robertson, and Eli Satterfield traveled to the Missouri FFA Leadership Camp for a week long stay last June.  

The Bronaugh FFA annual barnwarming dance is an activity that brings students and community members together to enjoy and evening of music, fellowship, and food. This years king and queen canidates were; back-row: Isaac Weaver, Addie Burgess (queen), Koltin Earnest (King), Eli Satterfield (front-row): Annabelle Morris, Abby Robertson, Bonnie Moore, Chris Rider.

Bronaugh FFA advisor Travis Wait and Bronaugh FFA president Kasen Pitts discuss the difference between harmful and beneficial insects during Bronaugh FFA first year members attend the Area 9 FFA Greenhand Conference The 2016/2017 Bronaugh FFA officer team is: (L-R) Eli Satterfield; Bronaugh FFA’s visit to the University of Missouri in Joplin, Mo. L-R: Annabelle Morris, Natali Layher, Kaleigh Byram, Carson Treasurer, Joe Mader; vice-president, Kasen Pitts; president, Bonnie Columbia field day at the research farm in Mt. Grey, Chris Rider, Lakota Poe, Salena Robinson, and Sheyenne Hosack. Moore; sentinel, Paige Wait; Secretary, Addie Burgess; Reporter. Vernon, Mo.

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El Dorado Springs FFA

We have 106 members Freshman - Seniors.

Food for America- Makenzie Melton and Bryce Wasoba taught the kids about grain using a model made of toys.

FFA Officers of 2016-17: Makenzie Melton (Secretary); Hannah Johnston (2nd Vice President); Wyatt Graves (Sentinel); Glen VanBummel (Chaplin); Chance Koger (Vice President); Amy Ford (President); Madison Whitaker (Historian); Levi Smith (Parliamentarian); Taylor Robinson (Treasurer); Mikayla Loane (Reporter)

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By: Amy Ford Traveling and learning. This is what the 2016-2017 El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter has been doing. This has definitely been a year to remember! We have 106 members which is 13 more than last year! We also have a great 8th Grade class coming up! We have attended many events including National Convention, FFA Camp, Public Speaking Institute, and our local tractor pull. We kicked the year off by attending Area Officer Training with our group of 10 officers. We then decided our theme would be “OverCont. on next page

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El Dorado Springs FFA cont.

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We Believe FFA is Part of a Better Tomorrow

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HAVE AN AWESOME FFA WEEK!

National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana was so much fun! We took 15 kids this year on a tour bus with 4 other schools. With a total of about 50 kids! We learned a lot about Leadership and Agriculture from speakers such as Diana Nyad and Mike Pence. We also visited a Dairy farm and Career Show.

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FFA helped out with the 2nd annual Heroes for Hunger 4k walk/run. There FFA volunteering at the customer appreciation day for Mid was over 20 participants. We raised over $700 for the local food pantry. It was not only a 4k run but, it was also the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Missouri Bank new sidewalk.

NEVA CONCRDE A TE

Photo below: 2016 Barnwarming was a blast! We decorated the ag shop in a rustic look, about 75 people came. The King was Kaghan Mays and the Queen was Deonna Walker.

Proud to Support Local FFA Chapters!

2355 Locust Rd., Fort Scott, KS

16242 S. 1700 Rd., Nevada, MO

620-223-2450 417-448-1745 Cont. from previous page

come the Mountain”. We met during the summer at our summer meeting to start things off. In August at the Back to School Social we got to know the incoming freshman. We discussed the many upcoming events and had many members, parents, and alumni in attendance. In October, we attended National Convention in Indianapolis with four other schools. We attended many leadership sessions, the American Degree Ceremony, and the Career Show. Our chapter has done two activities, our Annual 4k and Christmas Baskets to support and feed our local community. The chapter is super busy with lots of contests coming up. As the Spring gets started, we hope to have success with contests, state degrees, and proficiency awards. Stay tuned for more news from the El Dorado Springs FFA.

Hoping You Have A Great FFA Week!

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Northeast Vernon County FFA

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Northeast Vernon County FFA Members pose for a picture during Tractor and FFA Day.

FFA Officers attended Area 9 Officer Training in August

Northeast Vernon County FFA Week

FFA Week Dress-Up Days Monday - No School Tuesday - Patriotic Tuesday (The Flag) Wednesday - Down on the Farm or Camo Day (The Plow) Thursday - Throwback Thursday (The Owl) Friday - FFA Friday (Wear Blue and Gold or an FFA T-Shirt) & Muddy Truck and Tractor Day Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. To kick off FFA Week, Northeast Vernon County will be hosting a Valentine’s Dance at Nevada Nursing and Rehab Friday, February 17th for the residents. They will be crowning a king and queen, as well as providing snacks. The following day the FFA Chapter will be going to Andy B’s in Springfield with the Wheatland FFA Chapter to enjoy a night out bowling, playing arcade games, and mingling with others. On Sunday of FFA Week, Northeast Vernon County FFA members will be attending Living Hope Ministries in Walker to rejoice together and show their pride in the FFA Organization. On Wednesday, February 22th, NEVC FFA Chapter will be hosting a Community Breakfast in the agriculture room. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. and lasting until 8:15 a.m., waffles, sausage, fruit, and beverages will be served to show appreciation for the support that the FFA Chapter has and continues to receive. On Friday, the FFA Chapter will host an assembly at school to educate other students about the organization and agriculture industry. National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni, and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. It’s a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day.

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The Northeast Vernon County Jr. FFA Members pose for a group picture during FFA Week.

FFA Members (left to right) Johnnie Trytsman, Emma Pritchett, and Maddison Ashby posed for a quick picture with the rodeo clown at the Nevada Rodeo while doing a 50/50 raffle fundraiser.

In October, over 50 FFA members, Jr. FFA member, and guests attended a trip to Fun Time Farms in Lowry City.

Senior FFA Member, Johnnie Trytsman, showed several species of animals at the Vernon County Youth Fair in July.

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Outside Sales Gary Claypool 417-321-6281 Eddy Bond 417-321-1526

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Salutes all FFA Members

Proudly Supporting All Area FFA Chapters

We keep you warm!

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Deerfield, MO

Many FFA and Jr. FFA Members attended a chapter paintballing trip to Paintball Ridge in Joplin.

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Please join us in the saluting the National FFA Organization. These youth play a huge role in the futures of all of our communities.

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