FFA

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WE BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE.

Homer High School

On Thursday, November 2, 2017,  we had 15 members who met certain qualifications to earn a spot on the FFA Day at the Fair trip. While at the fair, we walked through the livestock barn and discussed different types of cows, looked at a few of the ag mechanics projects, tested our skills at virtual welding, explored the agriculture building and of course enjoyed the fair food and a few rides.

Everybody must have really been sending great encouragement because we had an AWESOME year at the State Fair!

In the exhibition poultry show our birds came home with 1-4th place, 1-3rd place, and 3-1st places, as well as, 2-Best of Variety and 1-Best of Breed. All the kids participated in showmanship for the first time and with close to 20 entries in their age division.  Jacob placed 12th; Sandra placed 11th; Elizabeth placed 9th; Stephen placed 7th; and Carrie placed 3rd.

For having never done it before and in a VERY tough group of experienced contestants, they rocked it! Lastly, Jacob and Carrie’s swing placed 2nd in the Ag Mechanics contest. We have learned a lot and made a lot of new friends.

Thank you to everybody who has supported us and continued to encourage our kids!–Ms. Erica Anderson, VoAg Instructor

FFA is an intercurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of three components of agricultural education.

The heart of the National FFA Organization is at the local chapter level. FFA chapter may be chartered in any public school with an agricultural education program. Leadership is provided by student officers who are elected each year by the chapter’s members, and by the agriculture teacher who serves as the advisor for the chapter.

Source:  https://www.ffa.org/about/what-is-ffa

©2015 Homer High School, Claiborne Parish School Board

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