National FFA Organization is an American 501(c)(3) youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. It was founded in 1925 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, by agriculture teachers Henry C. Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill, and Harry Sanders as Future Farmers of Virginia. In 1928, it became a nationwide organization known as Future Farmers of America. In 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization, now commonly referred to as FFA, to recognize that the organization is for students with diverse interests in the food, fiber, and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business, and technology in addition to production agriculture. Today FFA is among the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 669,989 members in 8,630 chapters throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FFA is the largest of the career and technical student organizations in U.S. schools.
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Our members also had great success with their produce, egg, and livestock entries. This year we also provided three students the opportunity to show goats at the fair. This was a great experience, and we look forward to providing opportunities like this to more students in the future. Below are the classes or categories students placed in and their placings.
|Fruits, Vegetables & Eggs|
|Cantaloupe||3rd & 5th|
|Eggs, Medium White||4th|
|Squash, Zucchini||2nd & 5th|
|Sweet Corn, White||5th|
|Tomato, Green Slicing||4th|
|Tomato, Red Slicing||2nd|
|Watermelon, Ice Box||1st|
|Livestock - Rabbits|
|Netherland Dwarf Buck, Black||1st|
|Netherland Dwarf Buck, Black Silver Martin||1st|
|Netherland Dwarf Buck, Other Variety||1st|
|Netherland Dwarf Doe, Other Variety||1st|
|Livestock - Goats|
|Boer Market Goat, Jr. (45-48 lbs)||2nd|
|Boer Market Goat, Jr. (84-87 lbs)||6th & 9th|
|Showmanship (age 15)||3rd & 10th|
|Showmanship (age 16)||6th|
Food Products & Processing Systems, Divison VI - 1st Place
Members: Briana Spradlin & Sean Dixon
Project Name: Project Title: “Assessing the Antimicrobial Properties of Steam-Distilled Plant Oils on High-Touch Cafeteria Surfaces”
*** These students were also named National Finalists (top 10 in the nation) by National FFA. They will compete and be recognized at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this October.
Food Science CDE- 1st Place
Members: Aidan Bell, Ashlyn Ullman, Bailey Ullman, and Kaitlyn Roy
*** These students placed 1st in the state in the Food Science CDE, qualifying them to compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this October.