A $1,000 National FFA SAE grant in Resource Systems has been awarded to Reese Morris of Oregon,MO. Reese is currently a freshman at South Holt R-1 and is a Greenhand member of the South Holt FFA.
The SAE grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their supervised agricultural experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must complete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion, FFA members must submit a comprehensive report regarding their career development experience.
Reese was selected to receive this grant from a pool of 3,500 applicants nation wide. The highly competitive awards required Reese to fill out an SAE plan that included a detailed budget, SMART goals, and timeline. Reese will use the funds to support her beekeeping supervised agricultural experience. Reese will be using flow hives for this endeavor in hopes of promoting honey production and minimizing human and bee contact.Reese is the daughter of Colby and Kathy Morris of Oregon.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,404 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 345,812 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,404 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 345,812 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.
Who: All current and incoming FFA members and their families, as well as any Jr High or High School Student.
What: Ag Olympics is a 2 person team competition that tests your skills in a multitude of tasks such as egg toss, corn detasseling, tomato targets, and horse racing.*
*No live horses will be involved!
When: August 9th at 7p.m.
Where: We will meet in the Ag Room! Enter through the double doors near the boy’s locker room.
If you would like to participate please RSVP with Mrs. Aeschliman via text (660)-342-0495 or through email email@example.com for planning purposes. Please provide both teammates names and a team name.
Teams may also sign up that day by coming at 6:45pm to register.
The South Holt FFA celebrated National FFA Week February 18-25 with a number of events including dress up days, a petting zoo, and the annual community FFA breakfast. Students spent Monday the 20th preparing for the upcoming week, practicing for Career Development Events, and working on the chapter scrapbook. Tuesday kicked off
twin day and teacher appreciation. Many members brought desserts for the high school teacher's lounge and wrote thank you notes to their teachers and staff. Wednesday proved to be just as exciting as students drove their tractors to school and Thursday we celebrated our Greenhands and the National FFA theme "Transform". Members who participated in drive your tractor to school were; Austin Cotton, Rachel Hunziger, and Ryan Zona.
Friday rounded out the week with Blue and Gold Spirit Day as well as a new event for the South Holt FFA. For the first time, students and members hosted a small petting zoo in the shop for the elementary students. All Pre-K through 6th grade classes attended to learn about and pet the goats, chicks, and dog that were all part of the petting zoo.
After an exciting week, members were up bright and early to serve biscuits and gravy at the annual community breakfast. This year nearly 70 patrons were served the biscuit and gravy entree, eggs, hash browns, bacon, and sausage.
The South Holt FFA would like to thank the community, staff and administration of South Holt, and it's various supporters for all they contribute to our chapter throughout the year and for making this FFA week one of the best yet!
South Holt FFA Spring Calendar
March 6- Trapshoot
March 8- Area Officer Interviews
March 13- Lathrop Career Development Event
March 20- Savannah Career Development Event
March 21- Area Leadership Development Event Night
March 28- District Leadership Development Event Night
April 4- District CDEs
April 7- Officer Interviews
April 19- State FFA Convention
April 26- Area FFA Awards
April 29- Tentative date for FFA Plant Sale
May 3- South Holt FFA Banquet
South Holt Nursery and Horticulture Students try their hand at making Christmas wreaths. All greenery was wired in by the students and they designed their own unique wreath by adding ribbon, flowers, and other holiday decorations.
Picture 1: Ashley Hunziger's wreath
Picture 2: Brooklyn Scroggins' wreath
Picture 3: Abby Egbert works on her wreath.
Picture 4: Horticulture Students stand with their completed wreaths
Picture 5: Hunter Logan, Bryan Nowling, and Dakota Messick
Picture 6: Sarah Dudeck and Brianna Justice
Picture 7: Megan Dozier and Hannah Smith
The South Holt Agriculture Department has been rather busy as we wrap up the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Students are becoming more actively engaged within their classroom through hands on learning experiences. The Horticulture and Nursery Management classes worked diligently to create beautiful Thanksgiving Day centerpieces using the principles and elements of design learned in class.Not only are students applying what they know to develop products, they are also sharing their knowledge with others. Each student in the Animal Science class developed a children's book that explains the digestive systems of cows, chickens, and pigs and presented them to the preschool and kindergarten students.
Things do not look to be slowing down any time soon for the department either! We look forward to hosting the Elementary Toy Tractor Show on Thursday December 3rd and attending the Area I FFA Trapshoot at Smithville on December 12th. Please be sure to check our Facebook or website for any additional upcoming events!
Nearly 25 South Holt FFA and FCCLA members took part in the annual Barnwarming dance and bonfire November 13th at Paradise Park. The evening was marked by line dancing instruction provided by Connie Graham and husband of Stanberry, MO. The students were able to learn more than 6 new line dances with a modern twist. Following the dance instruction students roasted hot dogs, made smores, and enjoyed time sitting around the bonfire.
The FFA and FCCLA members and sponsors would like to thank Connie, her husband, and Roderick Dryden for their continued support of our organizations.
Junior, Bryan Nowling is making a big splash with her line of bath teas, soaks, scrubs, and soaps with her business Splish Splash. What started as an effort to create home made soaps and body washes has expanded to also include bath fizzers, lotion, and a variety of scrubs and soaks. All items are created from natural ingredients and have been regularly used and recommended by those with sensitive skin. With multiple scents to choose from, these products provide a wide variety of options that are bound to please all consumers.
Bryan has exhibited the products of her SAE at a variety of craft shows. Recently, she was selected to sell at the Show Me 4-H Wares booth at the Missouri State Fair August 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you do not have the opportunity to visit her at the fair you can look forward to her items at the annual Holt county Autumn Festival!