New Prairie FFA on the move

The New Prairie FFA chapter has been growing and offering more opportunities for its members this year. From a garden to the National FFA convention, students have experienced what it means to be part of a National organization of 580,000+ members.

Locally the chapter has finished the season in our ½ acre garden, with plans to expand to a full acre in 2018. There are plans for a produce stand along Hwy 20 east of New Carlisle for next season. The chapter also provided a food stand for the River Valley Antique Power Association at their fall tractor and power show. Career Development Event (CDE) practices have begun and the number of CDE opportunities will be expanded this year. The New Prairie FFA attended the National FFA Convention on October 26 and 27.

Indianapolis hosted over 65,700 people at this year’s convention. Members were able to spend time at workshops, general sessions and the Indiana State picture.

The main workshop we attended was centered around time management and all of the distractions that can keep us from reaching our goals.

The general sessions had award ceremonies for proficiency winners and some very dynamic and entertaining speakers.

Mark Stone, New Prairie FFA advisor and former member of the National FFA Chorus, was invited to join the National FFA Chorus on stage to sing the National Anthem.

The evening of November 13 brought the New Prairie FFA chapter together to initiate 15 new members as Green Hands in the organization. The Green Hand degree is a student’s first step in FFA membership. The ceremony was part of the regular chapter meeting and was also attended by Claire Baney, Indiana State FFA President and Grant Sanchez, Indiana State FFA Sentinel.

The two State officers offered comments to the chapter membership relating to Supervised Educational Experience (SAEs) and FFA opportunities above the chapter level.

The New Prairie FFA would like to thank the administration and community for your continued support.

The New Prairie FFA chapter is located at New Prairie High School, New Carlisle, Indiana. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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