As a new year begins, the Cedaredge FFA chapter is busy as ever. Though the year is young, the FFA has already participated in many events.
They also have many more upcoming events as well.
Over the summer the FFA attended many activities together. Twenty members attended the state convention in Sterling, where the chapter was very competitive in both the Quiz Bowl and the Parliamentary Procedure competitions.
James Osborne described the highlights of the trip. "It was also pretty cool to go to the hog farm. We stayed at dorms at Northeastern Junior College where we did leadership workshops with some of the college professors. We also had a really big volleyball competition against all of the chapters. We were pretty competitive at it. It was an all around fun week."
The chapter officers attended COLT camp where they planned their year's schedule and developed greater leadership skills. The officer team set an exciting theme for the year of "Branding Excellence." They participated in activities such as a weekend long "capture the flag" tournament and swimming in the nearby river. The officers not only grew stronger within their team, but they also developed friendships with officers from other schools.
The chapter also volunteered at the Delta County Fair. They helped Miss Johnson facilitate a successful event at the Horse Show. They helped run the gate, set obstacles, and provided necessary labor during the two-day show. The chapter was also represented by 13 members helping at the buyer's barbecue. Our members assisted the Delta County Livestock Association in serving 500 people at the buyer's appreciation lunch.
Though the summer came to an end, the chapter's involvement continued. Eight students attended the state fair, where they showed 308 fruit entries. It proved to be a huge success as they came home with more than 50 1st place, and more than 60 2nd place awards. Thank you to Hulteen Orchards, Fogg Orchards, Mattics Orchards, Fritchman's Orchards, Red Mountain Ranches, Rogers Mesa Fruit, John Sangosti and Kendra Volgamore for providing the produce to show. While on the trip, the members were able to see a life-size butter sculpture of a cow, exotic birds, watch the junior swine show, attend a concert, and witness a two story tall sand castle.
They also have more upcoming events.
On Friday, Sept. 13, the FFA will be hosting its annual Tailgate Party. It will be held at the north end of the football field during the game. From 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. there will be all you can eat beef roast, leg of lamb, roasted pork, baked beans, corn on the cob, dinner rolls, fresh fruit and ice cream. Tickets will be $9 for adults and $6 for elementary students. FFA members wearing their FFA shirts will eat for $6. The public is invited to swing by and get its taste of ag.
As you can see, the Cedaredge FFA chapter is geared up for a successful year of "Branding Excellence."blog comments powered by Disqus