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FFA Officers 2018-19

President: Kate Schmiedt

Vice President: Carter Linke

Secretary: Wesley Linke

Treasurer: Samantha Dean

Reporter: Megan Linke

 

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Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 

FFA Chapter

FFA Motto

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

News

 

     The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket FFA Chapter has been busy competing at Career Development Events (CDE’s) over the past few weeks.  Students are involved in the following CDE teams, although not all teams have attended every CDE.  The Agronomy team has won every CDE event attended thus far, and the Meats team has won their event at three contests.

     Participants in the Agronomy CDE possess an in-depth knowledge of seeds, insects, soils and crops. They must also demonstrate skills in solving complex problems related to crop production.

     The Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems (Ag Mechanics) CDE helps students develop their technical skills and knowledge and their ability to work with others to solve complex problems.

     The Farm and Agribusiness Management CDE helps students learn business skills and apply economic principles to agricultural businesses.

     The Floriculture CDE requires students to identify floral plants and demonstrate their knowledge of the floral industry. Participants also demonstrate skills in constructing floral arrangements, and the preparation of an accurate bill of sale.

     In the Horse Evaluation CDE, students evaluate and rank horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. As a team, students cooperatively solve problems related to equine selection, management, nutrition and production.

     Individual and team activities in the Environmental and Natural Resources CDE include a national and global issues interview; environmental and natural resources problem solving; soil tests and profiles; air and water analysis; GPS use; waste management; and more.

     In the Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE, students develop the skills needed for careers in the meat animal industry. During the event, members evaluate beef carcasses for quality and yield grade; identify various meat cuts and place carcasses, and identify wholesale and/or retail cuts.

    

Upcoming Events

Brookings Land/Range Schooling             September 10, 2018                        9:00 AM    

De Smet Land Schooling                             September 13, 2018                        9:00 AM

FFA Meeting @Woonsocket                         September 24, 2018                        6:30 PM

Central Region Land/Range Contest        September 26, 2018                         TBA

National FFA Convention                              October 24-27, 2018                         TBA

LDE Jackrabbit Invite @ Brookings            November 2, 2018                            TBA

District 4 LDE @ Mitchell                              November 5, 2018                             2:00 PM

FFA Meeting                                                    November 12, 2018                            6:30PM

Menno LDE                                                     November 19, 2018                           TBA
      

State Leadership LDE’s @ Pierre              December 2-3, 2018                          TBA

FFA Meeting @ Sanborn Central                December 10, 2018                            TBA
      Christmas Party/Potluck

FFA Meeting at Sanborn Central                 January 29, 2019                                 6:30PM

      National FFA Week Planning

National FFA Week                                         February 16-23, 2019                        TBA
      
Events during the week will be posted at a later date

Redfield CDE Contest                                    March 1, 2019                                    TBA

Tri-Valley CDE Contest                                   March 18, 2019                                  TBA

Miller CDE Contest                                          March 20, 2019                                 TBA

Lennox CDE Contest                                       March 28, 2019                                 TBA

State Convention                                              April 7-9, 2019                                    TBA

FFA Mission Statement

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.

SC/W FFA Chapter
SC/W FFA Chapter

FFA Creed

I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.

I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.

I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.

I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.

The creed was written by E. M. Tiffany, and adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the FFA. It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention.

What is a CDE?

Career opportunities abound within today’s agriculture industry. Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

 

There are 24 CDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.

 

In the fall, students compete in CDEs that focus on leadership and public speaking such as parliamentary procedure and creed speaking.

 

In the spring, FFA members have the opportunity to showcase their hands-on abilities through event such as agricultural mechanics, floriculture, and livestock evaluation.

What is an SAE?

SAE stands for supervised agricultural experience. Students with an SAE learn by doing. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on one or more SAE categories:

  • Entrepreneurship: Own and operate an agricultural business (e.g. a lawn care service, a pay-to-fish operation, holiday poinsettia production and sales.)
  • Placement: Get a job or internship on a farm or ranch, at an agriculture-based business, or in a school or factory laboratory.
  • Research and Experimentation: Plan and conduct a scientific experiment. (e.g. Determine whether the phases of the moon affect plant growth, or test and determine the efficacy of different welding methods.)
  • Exploratory: Explore careers in agriculture by attending an agriculture career fair, or creating a report or documentary on the work of a veterinarian.