Feed the Hungry overwhelmed by donations at fair Junior Livestock Auction

Meat, it’s going to be what’s for dinner for quite a while in these parts – and beyond. Feed the Hungry of Auburn has attended the Gold Country Fair Junior Livestock Auction for 30 years, supporting the FFA and 4-H kids who are selling their animals after raising them since birth, then donating the meat to The Salvation Army, various food closets, rescues and other organizations.
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RCHS vocational building being renamed

RUSHVILLE – The Rushville Consolidated High School Vocational Building will be renamed at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. Honoring former agriculture teacher Mr. Kenneth Brashaber, the Vocational Building will be renamed the Agri-Science Building and Kenneth Brashaber FFA Leadership Center. The dedication ceremony will be at 1501...
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Jacksonville Journal Courier

Franklin teen bakes up a small business

Madi Springer, 15, of Franklin has always liked baking. That and a teacher’s suggestion led her to create her own small business, Madi’s Cookies and Cupcakes. Springer has been baking since she was 4, when she would use a step stool in the kitchen to help her grandmother bake cookies, she said.
Elk Valley Times

FFA students attend leadership conference

Approximately 130 students from Lincoln County, Fayetteville, Huntland, Giles County and Richland Future Farmers of America (FFA) convened at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum last Thursday for a District Greenhand Leadership Conference. The event, which was hosted by the Lincoln County FFA Chapter, was the first time the FFA Crimson Clover...

Pittsville FFA’s Cranberry Tours begin Sept. 24

PITTSVILLE, Wis. (WSAW) - The Pittsville FFA and FFA Alumni will begin its annual cranberry marsh tours on Saturday, Sept. 24. Tours will also be held Sept. 29, and Oct. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22. Splash of Red Cranberry Harvest Tours helps pay for student scholarships, trips...

Gonzales FFA student earns champion honors

GONZALES — Luis Gonzalez won multiple banners in this year’s Monterey County Fair, including Reserve Supreme Champion Market Goat for his goat named Roberto. Gonzalez, an incoming freshman member of the Gonzales High School Future Farmers of America (FFA), raised two animals for the fair, a goat and a steer.
Fairfield Sun Times

Baylee Herman Of Simms Is Named A 2022 NILE Merit Heifer Recipient

Congratulations to Baylee Herman from the Simms FFA chapter and Circle S 4-H club on receiving a 2022 NILE Merit Heifer. She will be receiving a Hereford heifer from Sidwell Ranch of Columbus, MT. Each of the 19 program participants will own their heifer jointly with NILE until the completion of the program, at which time NILE officials will sign off and the participant will take full ownership of the heifer. During the program duration, participants are responsible for raising the heifer, arranging for her bred, completing the record keeping procedure and bringing the animal back one year later as a bred replacement heifer for exhibit at the NILE Stock Show.

Utica FFA Summer Recap

Over the summer, the Utica FFA chapter stayed very busy. In June we had SAE (supervised agricultural experience) visits. During SAE visits Mrs. Neff saw students and helped with their projects, as well as helped them with their FFA records. On some of the visits, Miss. Elfrink was able to attend. Miss. Elfrink will be student teaching with Mrs. Neff throughout the 2021-2022 school year. In June and July, the 5 members of the FFA officer team also devoted a day to officer training. This year’s officer team is Kenneth Davenport- President, Abby Paxton- Vice President, Todd Orr- Treasurer, Georgia Gamble- Secretary, and Brianne Priest- Reporter.
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Aggie studies reinforce FFA goals

CURTIS, Neb. — Throughout two decades of being around cats, dogs, horses, goats and cattle, Melody MacDonald is certain her future involves beef cattle and animal health care. This fall, the Fullerton, Neb., native has returned as a third-year student at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, studying veterinary technology...

Cedar Rapids Prairie FFA pumpkins grown by students go on sale Monday

Cedar Rapids Prairie students Ben Healy (left) and Carter Tomas put mulch around pumpkin plants at the Prairie High School agriculture program farm plot at the school in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 16, 2021. Ag program and FFA students grew pumpkins that now are being harvested for a fall fundraiser. The students grew pumpkins for every second-grader to receive one as well as larger pumpkins, with a maximum of around 30 pounds, pumpkins good for making pies, as well as decorative gourds that will be solid to raise money for the program and FFA club. The sale begins on Monday. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)