Chapter Officers: President: Galvin McQuellon; Vice President: Chase Malone; Secretary: Regan McFall; Treasurer: Maggie Harms; Reporter: Emma Trone; Sentinel: Chance Vicary
Section 5 Dairy Foods
Food Science CDE
On Thursday, March 3rd, the Elmwood FFA Chapter competed in the Section 5 Food Science CDE at Midland High School. Members competed against other schools in identifying aromas, creating a new food product and label, sanitation testing and recognizing unsanitary conditions. Logan Spainhower placed 5th individually, Chase Malone placed 6th individually, and Galvin McQuellon placed 8th individually. Other members were Matt Ricketts, Clay Coulter and Amy Christ. The team placed second with a total of seven teams competing.
Through a grant, the agriculture department was able to purchase a greenhouse.The chapter plans to use this greenhouse as a hands on learning experience for the horticulture class and also as a way for the chapter to raise money, since all the produce will be sold at the Elmwood Farmer's Markets during the summer. The chapter would like to thank Claude Keefer for his help in assisting the mechanics class with assembling the greenhouse!
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.
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Elmwood FFA Alumni Chapter
The Elmwood FFA Alumni received their membership plaque today! We have 38 members and are always looking for more.
The Metamora FFA Chapter hosted the Section 5 Agronomy contest on November 30th. Members from the Elmwood Chapter attended, identifying seeds and weeds, judging grain samples, and then taking a 25 question test about agronomy. Amy Christ, Andrew Hall, Chase Malone, Galvin McQuellon, Matt Ricketts, Luke Windish, and Chance Vicary were all in attendance. Amy Christ was the top individual on our team, helping the team place 5th overall.
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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- Emma Trone, Chapter Reporter
- Emma Trone, Chapter Reporter