Category: Farming

Woodlan FFA Inspires Leadership

The Woodlan FFA Chapter conducted their annual “Leadership Lift-Off” with the 7th grade and 8th grade classes at Woodlan Jr.- Sr. High School. Forty chapter members, chapter officers and Indiana FFA State Officer Emily Kilmer were involved with the planning, promoting and running each of the 5 different activity stations. The five stations were comprised…

Paulding FFA Travels to the 90th FFA National Convention

By: Paulding FFA Reporter, Emma Horstman During October 24-28, many FFA chapters from across the nation including 13 Paulding FFA members, traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 90th Annual National FFA Convention. The members traveled to Indianapolis, after their school day on October 24th, when they arrived, they enjoyed a nice meal sponsored by the…

Woodlan FFA Dairy Food Science Teams Places 3rd and 5th in State Competition

Nine Woodlan FFA Members participated in the Indiana State FFA and 4-H Dairy Science Foods judging contest recently held on the campus of Purdue University in the Food Science Building. The Dairy Foods contest consists of Identifying different cheeses, different milks, imperfections in milk, tasting for milk fat percentage and determining real dairy from imitation…

Woodlan FFA Attends 90th National FFA Convention

The Woodlan FFA chapter was represented by 13 members at the recent 90th National FFA Convention held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Indianapolis Convention Center located in downtown Indianapolis. While at the National Convention, Woodlan FFA members participated in the Career Exhibition Hall, gaining knowledge of new innovations and insights into the latest Agricultural technology,…

National wt FFA CONVENTION AND EXPO

October 25-28, nine FFA members from Wayne Trace along with, members from Lincolnview, Crestview, and Parkway traveled to the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. On the way they stopped at Fair Oaks Farm & Dairy, the John Deere seeding factory, and the Albanese Candy store. Once at the convention they attended sessions,…

21st Century visits Shinner’s farm

Oakwood Elementary’s 21st Century after school program recently visited the Shinners’ farm where they rode horses, ran an obstacle course, and played in a hay house. They also roasted hot dogs, made smore’s, visited a haunted cabin, and made a skeleton craft. This 21st Century program is in its final year at Oakwood Elementary and…

WOODLAN FFA HOSTS WABASH ERIE CANAL DAY

By: Evy Spieth, Woodlan FFA Chapter Reporter For the past month the Woodlan Introduction to Agriculture and SAE students have been working hard to prepare for an exciting event. The Woodlan FFA Chapter’s annual Wabash/Erie Canal Day Demonstrations were once again a success. 600 elementary students from nine local schools attended the event. The elementary…

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for…

Paulding FFA Travels to the Ohio State House

By: Emma Horstman, Paulding FFA Reporter Recently, five Paulding FFA officers traveled down to Columbus for the Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference. The officers included, Sentinel Abbie McMichael, Reporter Emma Horstman, Treasurer Kaylie Tressler, Parliamentarian Riley Noffsinger, Student Advisor Shannon Hale and their Ag Education teacher, Mrs. Staci Miller. In the morning, these students got to…

Paulding FFA Poultry Team Wins First Place at National Competition

Paulding FFA Poultry Team Wins First Place at National CompetitionBy: Emma Horstman, Paulding FFA Reporter Last week, the Paulding FFA Poultry team competed at the Eastern States Exposition (Big E) in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The team consisted of graduates, Hannah Farr, Estee Miller, Chantal Monnier, and Junior, Kalyn Strahley. The team placed first at this…

Taylor Sarrazine – Indiana FFA State Chorus Secretary

Taylor Sarrazine, daughter of Micheal and Connie Sarrazine, who is a proud Woodlan FFA member was recently elected at the 88th Indiana FFA State Convention as the 2017 – 2018 Indiana State FFA Chorus Vice-President. Taylor enjoys singing, dancing, swimming, show choir, and life guarding. Taylor is excited for the upcoming year. She has been…

Woodburn Kenn Feld Group Holds “Kids Day Of Play”

The Kenn Feld Group, John Deere Dealership in Woodburn, Indiana, recently held their annual “Kid’s Day of Play” for area children to enjoy. The Woodlan FFA Chapter assisted with the “Kids Day of Play”. Members of the Woodlan FFA Chapter alongside the Kenn Feld Group employees, helped with the different kid-friendly stations. Children stared in…