Chapter Officers: President: Luke Windish; Vice President: Maddie Caldwell; Secretary: Maggie Harms; Treasure: Galvin McQuellon; Reporter: Jenna Musgrave; Sentinel: Jared Roberts
Puffin Pastry Sales
During October 5th through the 19th, the Elmwood FFA sold Puffin Pastries as a chapter fundraiser. As a classroom activity, the Ag Business class calculated how much money the chapter should sell the pastries for in order for the chapter to make a profit. The pastries were sold throughout the two weeks to friends and family of the FFA. From this fundraiser, the chapter made around $550. Thank you to everyone who supported our chapter throughout this fundraiser!
Leadership Training School
Several new members to the Elmwood FFA chapter and members of the officer team traveled to Henry High School for the Section 5 Leadership Training School on September 24th. Chapters from throughout the section attended, learning about the fundamentals it takes to become an efficient leader. This was a great experience for the new members, since this was the first section-wide event that they had participated in. New members in attendance were Tanner Blum, Molly Christ, and Clay Coulter. Officers that attended were Maggie Harms, Jenna Musgrave, and Luke Windish.
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.
Up Coming Events
10th- Elite Conference
12th- Meat CDE
19-30th- Fruit and Candle Sales
Reminder: Sign Up Sheets are located on Ms. Lafollette's door!
During the week of October 12th, the Elmwood FFA chapter participated in many homecoming week activities. Throughout the week, students worked hard on their parade float. Since this year’s homecoming theme was holidays, the FFA float theme was “A Redneck Holiday”. On the float, Christmas lights were hung around an outhouse and corn stocks were duct taped together. The float was not entered in the float judging but was definitely a crowd pleaser.
In June, the Elmwood FFA attended the State FFA Convention that was held in Springfield, Illinois. At the convention, the students listened to several keynote speakers, attended the state dance, and voted for the new major state officers. Students in attendance were: Jenna Musgrave, Maggie Harms, Emma Trone, Regan McFall, Galvin McQuellon, Matthew Jordan, Jared Roberts, Andrew Hall, Luke Windish, and Andrew Jordan.
Throughout the summer, members worked hard on the FFA Garden that was planted last spring. After harvesting, the produce was sold every Friday night at the Elmwood Farmers Market. This was both a learning and profitable experience for the chapter.
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The 88th National FFA Convention was October 27-30th in Louisville, Kentucky. During the convention, members participated in multiple tours including a tour of Chaney’s Dairy Barn, the National Corvette Museum, the Louisville Train Depot, and an underwater cave tour. Members also attended an inspirational session with motivational speaker, Rick Rigsby, and attended an agricultural career show. During free time, the chapter attended a Kip Moore concert and a Maddie and Tae concert. Members in attendance were: Andrew Hall, Maggie Harms,Chase Malone, Regan McFall, Galvin McQuellon, Jenna Musgrave, Andrew Naumann, Matt Ricketts, Logan Spainhower, Emma Trone, Chance Vicary, and Luke Windish.
Elmwood Steer Show 2015
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-Jenna Musgrave, Chapter Reporter
-Jenna Musgrave, Chapter Reporter