Busy Fall for New Prairie Agriculture/FFA
The New Prairie High School Agriculture/FFA has had a very busy fall.
In the classroom, students discovered the wide variety of careers available in the agricultural industry and studied the application of biology to the science of agriculture through labs and a project focused curriculum. The classes are in the middle of a lab heavy quarter, with Animal Science and Plants and Soils studying cell respiration and the Intro class working on the water cycle. The classes were also visited by three of the Indiana State FFA officers, Cheyanne Deno – State Reporter, Brittany Gonzales - State Secretary and Jarrett Bailey – State Sentinel.
The FFA chapter held or attended a few events beginning with a trip to Bremen, IN for a District II Kickoff and a District II box pack for Operation Christmas Child. The FFA Chapter initiated 14 new members this fall and three of the nine FFA members who attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis and were new members.
Attendance at this year’s convention was 69,944 people. The Chapter provided a food booth to the River Valley Antique Power Association for their summer and fall shows. In return, the club offers a scholarship for a New Prairie graduate who will be pursuing a degree in an agricultural field.
The chapter competed one CDE so far this fall. The chapter had two Soils teams compete in the LaPorte Co. Invitational. All team members are enrolled in the Plants and Soils class at New Prairie High School.
Chapter fundraisers included a fruit sale and two Culver’s kickback events. The New Prairie FFA would like to thank our community for its support.