WARREN HILLS FFA CHAPTER
Advisor: Ms. Marilyn Patterson
As stated in the FFA handbook, FFA is a dynamic youth organization within Agricultural Education that prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America: however, the name was changed to the National Organization in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, 557,318 student members are engaged in a wide variety of agricultural educational activities, leading to over 300 career and leadership opportunities in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Student success remains the primary mission of FFA. FFA and Agricultural Education have grown to encompass all aspects of agriculture, from production farming, agribusiness and forestry to biotechnology, marketing and food processing.
There are 37 FFA chapters in New Jersey with more than 1,950 members. FFA is a national youth organization of 7,429 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and is an intergral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set directions for FFA as service to state and local agricultural education programs.
FFA is part of a larger program called Agricultural Education. Agricultural Education works to prepare student for future career in agricultural through three integral components: Classroom/laboratory work, FFA involvement and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. All three components are important to an agricultural education's success.
SAE is a "learning by doing" tool in agricultural education. All students are required to conduct an SAE which reflects their agricultural interests and career goals. Through these individual program, some paid and some unpaid, members receive hands-on training in goal setting, planning and record keeping.
Here at Warren Hills we have enjoyed a successful Agricultural Education Program since the 1930's. Many current, local chapter members have grandparents and other relatives who were chapter members.Warren Hills has had many state officers and State and National Career Event winners. Warren Hills is also blessed with an active Alumni Chapter who supports our chapter financially and assists with Career Development Event coaching. We welcome any supporter of Agriculture, present and former FFA members and parents as members! Please see our FFA Alumni link for a membership application and information.
I highly recommend FFA membership as a Career Option choice! FFA and SAE would count 30% of the grade in a five-credit Agriscience course and membership is also offered to Floral Design students. FFA offers members countless opportunities regardless of career plans in vital life skills, career success, leadership, public speaking and nationally FFA provides almost two million dollars in scholarships each year! FFA was rated number FIVE of the TEN Biggest Scholarships in the WORLD!
Today, there are 557,318 FFA members, aged 12‒21, in 7,498 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The 3 components of a successful Agricultural Education Program
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thanksgiving Food Drive - Non-perishable items due by November 15, 2013, Room 327
-Frozen Turkeys due by November 22, 2013 in Homeroom, Room 327
Fruit sales- orders and money due to Ms. Patterson Room 327 by November 18, 2013 in Homeroom
-fruit delivery is December 9, 2012 12 noon-5 PM in the Cafeteria
FFA members can- sell 10 items and win a free trip to Harrisburg Farm Show
- top four sellers win cash prizes
-earn five FFA points per item sold
- top ten sellers get to assist unloading the truck
- 2:18-5 pm assist with fruit sales, earn 30 points and enjoy a pizza party 5-5:30 pm
FARMER'S FAIR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
WE DESIGN A HORTICULTURE DISPLAY AT THE FAIR WITH ALL WARREN COUNTY FFA MEMBERS. A FREE LUNCH IS PROVIDED ON SET UP DAYS. MEMBERS WHO WORK BOTH SET UP DAYS AND ONE WARREN HILLS DAY WILL RECEIVE A FREE FAIR PASS!
MEMBERS WHO VOLUNTEER ALL DAYS (2 SET UP DAYS, 2 WARREN HILLS DAYS AND CLEAN UP DAY) FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH SCHOLARSHIP!MUST BE ATTENDING COLLEGE FOR AN AG RELATED CAREER. CONTACT ADVISOR, MS PATTERSON OR SIGN UP IN ROOM 327.THE MONEY IS RAISED THROUGH THE SALE OF THE DONATED PLANTS THAT MAKE UP THE DISPLAY.
SET UP…..FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 9-3 PM …FREE LUNCH
SET UP…..SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 9-NOON…FREE LUNCH
COLORING CONTEST & PLANT WATERING…..TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014......10:30-5:00 PM OR 5:00-11:30 PM
COLORING CONTEST & PLANT WATERING…..THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014....10:30-5:00 PM OR 5:00-11:30 PM
CLEAN UP….MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014 9-12 NOON
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MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO MEET DEADLINES AS SET IN THE CALENDAR
PREPARED BY OUR PRESIDENT, Stacey Giordano
July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014
MEETINGS ARE AT LUNCH ROOM 327
MEMBERS SHOULD BRING THEIR LUNCH & ATTEND GENERAL MEETINGS
OFFICERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR AN FFA T-SHIRT ALL DAY LONG ON GENERAL MEETING DAYS!
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