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Playtime in the Park | 2006 State Contest | 2006 Annual FFA Banquet | Local Speaking Contest 2006

Kerr Named VP | | 06 Senior Trip | Women's Agri-Leaders | 2006 Area 2 Contest | Greenhand Motivational Conference

Speech Contest | Food Check-Out Day | FFA Olympics 2006 | 2006 FFA Week

Parents' Night 2005 | 2005 Barnwarming | FFA Convention | Habitat For Humanity | Sheep Speaking Contest

Show Pig Bonanza 2005 | Morningside Petting Zoo | Area Contest 2005 | Local Contest 2005 District Contest 2005

Barnwarming 2004 | FFA Week 2000 | Mrs. Litton's 90th Birthday

2006 Annual FFA Banquet

FFA Members Receive Honors at Annual Banquet
Nearly $13,000 in Scholarships Awarded
Monday, May 8, 2006

Several Chillicothe FFA Chapter members earned awards and scholarships Saturday evening at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center during the annual awards banquet. Included in the evening were the presentation of several Litton awards. Front row, from left: Geana Gates, Litton Leadership Award, sponsored by Trans Ova and American Family, Janet McCauslin; Tyler Way, Jerry Litton Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Mildred Litton; Andrea Williams, Litton Leadership Award, sponsored by the Chillicothe Young Farm Wives. Back row, from left: Ethan Beck, Litton Leadership Award, sponsored by DQ Precision Planting, George Quinn; Jacob Vadnais, Litton Leadership Award, sponsored by the Constitution-Tribune and Chillicothe FFA Alumni; Aaron O'Donnell, Litton Livestock Award, sponsored by Mildred Litton.

The activities and accomplishments of Chillicothe FFA members were highlighted during the 2006 Chillicothe FFA awards banquet and ceremony at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center Saturday night. An estimated 196 agricultural education students of Chillicothe's chapter, which includes the chapters of Hale and Bosworth, attended, along with their parents, family members and friends as well as numerous award sponsors. Approximately $13,000 in awards and scholarships were presented to FFA members Saturday night.

The top award of the evening - the Jerry Litton Memorial Award, a $1,500 scholarship - was presented to Tyler Way. This award is given annually by Mildred Litton who, with her late husband, Charley, started the scholarship in 1979. The award is given in memory of their late son, Jerry, a former Chillicothe FFA member and officer who went on to be a national FFA officer and, eventually, a U.S. congressman. He died in a plane crash in 1976. The scholarship is based on the applicant's evidence of a strong potential and capability as demonstrated in FFA, school and community activities, as well as plans to continue and expand their formal education. John Cook, president of the Chillicothe R-2 Board of Education, presented the award to Way.

New this year was the Chet James Scholarship which was awarded to two seniors who are planning to pursue a career in the conservation field. The James family sponsored that award, which consists of $350 each. Tisha Nibarger and Abby Sallee were the recipients of that award.

Also new this year was the Herb Albertson Award which was awarded to Madison Pulliam. The $330 cash award is presented to a graduating senior based on his or her future plans to complete a four year degree in agriculture or other related field. The award is sponsored by the Albertson family.

The Charles Surber Livestock Award which consists of a plaque and $100 check to be given to an FFA member who will keep livestock for the first time at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center was also presented during the evening. The late Charles Surber was a past Chillicothe FFA member who believed strongly in FFA and the positive influence that it has in the lives of young people. He believed this so strongly that he and his family agreed to sell the property on which the Litton Center is built and he was a major contributor in the initial fund drive for the center. Andrew Thomas and Dustin Merrill received this award.

Among all of the awards presented were the Bank Midwest, Chillicothe State Bank and Annual Agribusiness awards. Bank Midwest presents a trophy and a $75 check to a member of each of the four classes based on the total amount of points earned by each member for participating in the different FFA activities during the year. Recipients were Jaimie Baker, Jamie Cunningham, Allie Peters and Gabby Gates. Chillicothe State Bank presents a trophy and a $75 check to the outstanding member of each class based on quality and scope of the members' knowledge of record keeping and management. Recipients of this year's awards were Tyler Dietzschold, Morgan Quinn, Geana Gates and Keyona Renzelman. The Agri-Business Awards, consisting of $75 checks, were presented by Chillicothe Animal Hospital, Dr. Ross and Dr. Gwin to one individual in each class based upon leadership, participation, career development and FFA goals. This year's recipients were Camie Griffin, Derrick Norman, Kourtnie Parks and Mary Beth Reid.

The Reed family presented a trophy and a $75 check to each of the two Star Greenhands and the two Star Chapter Farmers. The Star Greenhand Award is given to an outstanding first-year student in both the agri-business and the production agriculture program, and the Star Chapter Farmer is given to second-year students in both areas. The award is based on scholarship, leadership, S.A.E. program and participation. This year's recipients were Star Greenhands Ben Radcliff and Meredith Jones, Star Farmer Jaryn Black, and Star Agribusiness Zac Ireland.

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2006 State Contest Results

Baker Takes First in State FFA Public Speaking Contest
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

The Missouri FFA Association awarded Jaimie Baker, of the Grand River Tech FFA Chapter, first place in the FFA Prepared Public Speaking Division 1 Career Development Event at the 78th Missouri FFA Convention. Baker's advisers are Jim Grozinger, Keith Dietzschold, Todd Jones, Brian Thompson, Matthew Trussell, Roger Wolf, Ron Wolf and Leda Schreiner. Fourteen students competed at the state level.

Division 1 Prepared Public Speakers deliver a three-to-four minute speech based on an agriculture topic they have selected and researched. The contestants present their speech in front of a panel of judges and then undergo an additional three minutes of questions. The judges base their decision on the information presented, the student's knowledge of the subject, the delivery of the speech and the answers to the questions.

MFA, Inc. and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources sponsored the event and plaques. The Missouri FFA Association has more than 23,000 members. More than 7,000 FFA members and guests attended the annual Missouri FFA Convention April 20-21 in Columbia. FFA strives 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.

CHILLICOTHE FFA HAS SUCCESSFUL NORTHWEST DISTRICT CONTESTS - 2006

The Chillicothe FFA fielded 16 teams and 3 speakers at District Agriculture and FFA Career Development Events on April 10th and 12th. A total of 75 students competed from the Chillicothe FFA. The career development events were held at Northwest Missouri State University and Cameron High School. 325 teams consisting of nearly 1350 students from 49 different schools competed this year.

Local FFA members brought home (7) tenth place or higher honors. One of these were 1st place honors. Chillicothe FFA qualified 6 teams for State FFA Convention. The convention is to be held on the campus of the University of Missouri on April 20 & 21, 2006 in Columbia, MO.

The local chapter is part of the Agricultural Education Program at the Grand River Technical School and is composed of students from Bosworth, Chillicothe, Hale, and Southwest high schools.

Local members earning individual recognition in the team contests were...

  • Ag Mechanics - Daniel Cummings 2nd High Individual
  • Ag Mechanics - David Rhodes - 8th High Individual
  • Livestock - Andrea Williams - 7th High Individual
  • Farm Management - Mary Reid - 8th High Individual
  • Horse - Erica Buttman - 6th High Individual

Individuals receiving Group I State rating...

  • Daniel Cummings - Ag Mechanics
  • Laura Roberts - Ag Sales
  • Kourtnie Parks - Livestock
  • Andrea Williams - Livestock
  • Rebecca Kerr - Advanced Public Speaking
  • Jaimie Baker - Division I Public Speaking

Click here to view pdf file of complete contest results.

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Playtime in the Park
May 2, 2006, C-T Caption and Photo, Catherine Stortz Ripley

Jessica and Brian Sanchez enjoy a few moments petting a rabbit during Playtime in the Park Tuesday afternoon at Simpson Park. The rabbit was one of several brought by freshman FFA member Jessica Coats and was among many animals brought by FFA members. The park event, sponsored by Parents as Teachers, also included a train ride through the park, several activity pools and refreshments. Attendees were also given a book.

 

 

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Area 2 Contest Results

The FFA Area 2 contest was held on March 28, 2006. Rebecca Kerr, Jaimie Baker, Jacob Caughron, and the Parliamentary Procedure team are all moving on to district competition, which will be held on April 6, 2006.

Parliamentary Procedure Team 1
Back row: Jamie Cunningham, Jeff Bowman, Morgan Quinn, Trent BeVelle
Front Row: Mary Bonnette, Brooklyn Shearer, Jaryn Black

Creed 2- Jacob Caughron (Hale), Madaline Anderson, Justin Hullinger (Southwest)

Speaking 2 - Katie Daugherty, Jamie Cunningham, Rebecca Kerr, Jaimie Baker

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2006 Senior Trip

On March 16, 2006 the senior FFA members took their annual Senior Trip. The trip consisted of a tour of the Harley Davidson plant in Kansas City, tour of Cabela's, and dinner at the New Theater Restaurant. To be eligible to participate in this trip the seniors had to have good participation all four years in FFA. The FFA had 24 members attend the trip this year.


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Speaking Winners Present at Chillicothe Women's Agri-Leaders

On March 20, 2006 the Chillicothe Women's Agri-Leaders (previously Young Farm Wives) invited the Chillicothe FFA local speaking winner to give a presentation at their regular meeting. The presentation consisted of a skit given by the Parliamentary Procedure team (Jaryn Black, Jeff Bowman, Trent BeVelle, Jamie Cunningham, Morgan Quinn and Brooklyn Shearer), the Advanced Division Public Speaker (Rebecca Kerr), the Division II Public Speaker (Jamie Cunningham), the Division I Public speaker (Jaimie Baker), and the Creed speaker (Madaline Anderson). Thank you to the Women's Agri-Leaders for the invitation.

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Kerr Named Area II Vice President

On March 15, 2006 Rebecca Kerr was selected as the Area II Vice President.
She will serve Area II during the 2006-2007 school year.

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Local Speaking Contest 2006

Here are the results of the Chillicothe FFA Local Speaking Contest! The first place students compete in the Area 2 contest on March 28, 2006. The students competing for State and Area office compete on March 15, 2006.


Creed Speakers - Back row: Beth Skipper, Ben Radcliff, Tyler Dietzschold, Chris Lightner;
Front row: Camie Griffen, Madison Anderson, Jaimie Baker, Colton Allen, Wendee Prindle


Division II Public Speakers - Jamie Cunningham, Jaryn Black, Matt Stirling


Advanced Public Speakers - Back row: Amanda DeBey, Jacob Vadnais, Allie 
Peters, Rebecca Kerr; Front row: Andrea Williams, Geana Gates, Kourtnie Parks


Extemporaneous - Ethan Beck, Katie Daugherty, not pictured Jacob Vadnais

2006 Local Public Speaking Results...

  • Extemporaneous Speaking
    Katie Daugherty – 1st
    Jacob Vadnais – 2nd
    Ethan Beck – 3rd
  • Advanced Prepared Public Speaking
    Rebecca Kerr – 1st
    Andrea Williams – 2nd
  • Prepared Public Speaking Division II
    Jamie Cunningham – 1st
    Jaryn Black - 2nd
    Matt Stirling – 3rd
  • Prepared Public Speaking Division I
    Jaimie Baker – 1st
  • Creed Speaking
    Madison Anderson – 1st
    Jaimie Baker – 2nd
    Camie Griffen
    Tyler Dietzschold
  • State Officer
    Tyler Way
  • Area Officer
    Rebecca Kerr - 1st
    Andrea Williams - Alternate

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2006 FFA Week

8th graders participating in the Ag assembly.
Students are greeting Calvary
Baptist Church parishioners.
Students are sitting at the Calvary Baptist
Church for the 8:30 service. February 19, 2006.
Students visited the Indian Hills Nursing Home and the Baptist Nursing Home.
Students took blue and yellow carnations to the residents
as well as stayed to visit with the residents for a while. February 23, 2006.
Students participated in a dress-up day at school.
The day was named Boots and Shorts day.
February 22, 2003.
Officers put on a "Family Feud"
skit to entertain the 8th graders.
Officers speak to 8th graders during an assembly on February 22, 2006.
They spoke about agriculture and the benefits involved with Ag and FFA. 

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FFA Olympics 2006

While the 2006 winter Olympics are currently being held in Torino, Italy, the Chillicothe FFA Chapter held its own version of the Olympics, complete with tire-throwing, bale-jumping, fence-climbing and a wheel barrow race, just to name a few contests.

Pictured above is Andrea Williams, who tries to throw one of two tires at some bales of hay.
C-T Photo/Laura Schuler

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Food Check-Out Day - February 2, 2006

Piggly Wiggly Winner Hy-Vee Winner

FFA member Zac Ireland, Piggly Wiggly winner
Naomi Knowles, and FFA member Adam Perryth 

FFA member Jamie Cunningham
and Hy-Vee winner Marilyn Cranmer

Each winner was presented with a $37 check in honor of Food Check-Out Day sponsored by the Farm Bureau. Each customer was the 37th individual to walk into each respected store on Tuesday, February 2, 2006. Food Check-Out Day is on the 33rd day of the year because statistics show that by this time, the average American has earned enough income to provide food for his/her family for the entire year. The Chillicothe FFA would like to thank the two participating grocery stores and the Livingston County Farm Bureau.

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Missouri Association of Fairs and Festivals Speech Contest

Speech Contest Winner 01 27 06 - click for a closer view!
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On, January 27, 2006 Andrea Williams competed in the Missouri Association of Fairs and Festivals speech contest held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Andrea received 4th place in this competition. There were 12 others fair speakers represented at this state competition. Andrea was sponsored by the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair.

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Greenhand Motivational Conference

On January 4, 2006, 55 Chillicothe FFA Greenhands attended the Area 2 Greenhand Motivational Conference in St. Joe at Missouri Western University. These Greenhands attended leadership sessions and were given informational sessions on FFA experiences from the Missouri State FFA Officers.

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Sheep Speaking Contest

Allie Peters Finalist in Sheep Speaking Contest
Doug Gehring, Executive Director of the Missouri Sheep Producers Association, congratulates our winner.
December 15, 2005 News Release

Doug Gehring, Executive Director of the Missouri Sheep Producers Association, congratulates our winner.“Mary had a little lamb, its fleece as white as snow,” is the first memory most people associate with lambs or sheep. Six students from across the state informed listeners that sheep have much more to offer than just a nursery rhyme. These six students were finalists in the State FFA Sheep Speaking Contest held December 4, 2005 in conjunction with the Missouri Farm Bureau Convention.

Shannon Watson, from the Clinton FFA Chapter, won the contest with a speech titled “Lamb… as American as Baseball”. Second place winner was Megan Westhoff, from Memphis FFA, and third place, from the Carthage FFA Chapter, was Kayla Garrison. Additional finalists include Allie Peters, Chillicothe FFA; Melody Brewen, Fredericktown FFA; and Randy Clawson, Couch FFA.

The Missouri Sheep Producers, Inc. and the Missouri Sheep Merchandising Council annually co-sponsor the Sheep Speaking Contest. FFA students participate in area and district competitions to become one of the six finalists. Contestants can select any topic as long as it relates to the sheep industry. All finalists receive $50 cash prizes from the Missouri Sheep Producers, Inc. with the top three winning additional monies in the amounts of $75, $50 and $25.

For more information about the Sheep Speaking Contest or any other programs of the Missouri Sheep Producers, Inc., contact Doug Gehring, executive director, at 573-823-9836 or dougkg@earthlink.net.

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Habitat For Humanity

For two weeks, the Ag Science II-Leadership class at the Grand River Technical School worked on the Habitat for Humanity house in Chillicothe. Students moved dirt, leveled the ground, tilled, fertilized, spread seeded, raked, and mulched the yard of the Habitat house. Thanks guys!

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FFA Convention

National FFA Degree Recipients

LOUISVILLE, KY – Trish Judy and Kim Maberry, members of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter, recently received the American Degree. Earning the degree means Trish and Kim are of a select group of individuals to be recognized for years of academic and professional excellence. The honor was presented on October 29, 2005 at the 78th National FFA Convention, held in Louisville, KY. 

The American Degree recognizes demonstrated leadership ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing, or service programs. To be eligible, members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they start, own, or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also make it their mission to demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement. 

Each award recipient receives a gold American FFA Degree key, certificate and a wallet ID card. Of 476,732 FFA members nationwide, Trish and Kim were ones of the over 2,900 to be recognized in 2005. BASF, Case IH, The Farm Credit System and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation sponsor the degree recognition program.

12 Local student attend National FFA Convention

Last week 12 members of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY. The students attended many activities while in Louisville. The students attended leadership sessions, the career show, college fair, and convention session while at the convention hall. Other activities attended while at Louisville were the Louisville Slugger Museum and factory. Students also attended a concert featuring Craig Morgan and SheDaisy.

Local members that attended the convention were Ryan Wallace, Matt Stirling, Jacob Vadnais, Jeff Bowman, Brittany Webb Barron, Jaryn Black, Jamie Cunningham, Derrick Norman, Katie Daugherty, Katie Hobbs, Mindy Skipper, and Adam Perry.

Tyler Jones National FFA Award Winner to Tour Costa Rica,
Gain Perspective of Global Agriculture
October 31, 2005

LOUISVILLE, KY—Tyler Jones was selected to attend a trip sponsored by the National FFA Organization to Costa Rica.

As the agricultural community becomes increasingly global, it is crucial that young people considering careers in the industry understand the opportunities and challenges of international trade. A group of 46 national FFA award winners, 5 FFA Advisors and 4 national FFA staff will tour agricultural sites in Costa Rica this summer and compare the industry in Central America and the United States. Following an orientation session in Miami on June 19, the group will depart for an 10-day tour. “The global marketplace can be a difficult concept for students to grasp. Visiting agribusinesses and talking to industry experts in Costa Rica will help students see the similarities to U.S. agriculture and better understand how what happens in Central America can have implications back home,” says Larry D. Case, national FFA advisor. “Costa Rica is an ideal agricultural tour site because it includes some of the most diverse agriculture and geography in the world, and is small enough that the group will be able to see most of the country during the trip.”

Seminar participants were selected from national agricultural proficiency award finalists and American Star Farmer and Star in Agribusiness finalists named last November at the 77th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. The seminar, in addition to cash awards and plaques, is made possible by business and industry contributions to the National FFA Foundation.

During the seminar, students have an opportunity to truly experience global agriculture and culture of Costa Rica. The international seminar is an education study seminar designed to introduce the award participants to agriculture as it is practiced in other countries. Participants will be visiting farms and agribusinesses and have the opportunity to experience living with families from Costa Rica.

FFA is a national youth organization of 476, 732 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,223 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives 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.

Tyler Jones Named National FFA Proficiency Award Winner

Louisville, KY – Charles Tyler Jones was selected as the National Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency Award winner last week at the National FFA Convention held in Louisville, KY.

The proficiency award recognized outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. The Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement Award is one of 50 proficiency program areas FFA members can participate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels. Jones became eligible for the national award after winning the Missouri State FFA competition earlier this year.

This award is sponsored by Helena Chemical; Syngenta Seeds Inc.; United Soybean Board, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. In recognition of being a finalist, each of the four finalists will receive a plaque and $250. The national winner received an additional $250 during a special ceremony at the National FFA Convention.

A fifth generation farmer, Tyler Jones started his entrepreneurship SAE with ten acres of soybeans. He also helps work the family farm that consists of 2600 acres of soybeans. He also has a growing cow/calf pair operation. Jones is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter and his advisors are Rusty Black, Keith Dietzschold, Jim Grozinger, Todd Jones, Leda Schreiner, and Matt Trussell. He is a graduate of Southwest Livingston County R-I High School. Jones plans to major in Agriculture Systems Management and Agriculture Economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the son of Charles and Sherry Jones.

FFA is a national youth organization of 476,732 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,223 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education. 

Tyler Way Hits the Right Note 

Louisville, KY – When the lights are dimmed and hush descends upon an audience of more than 51,000 at thee nation’s largest annual youth convention, October 26, through October 29, 2005. Tyler Way shared the spotlight in several musical performances that inspired the crowd and provided memories to last a lifetime.

Tyler Way of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter was selected to sing in the National FFA Chorus. The student submitted an audition tape and was one of 100 young people selected nationwide to be a member of the prestigious group.

The choir performed several times at the 2005 National FFA Convention, adding excitement and motivation to the sessions through their music. National FFA Chorus members are nominated by their state associations and were chosen from a pool of more than 300 applications. The young musicians arrived in Louisville three days before the convention began to rehearse. Patti LaJoye of Hastings, Michigan directs the National FFA Chorus.

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Barnwarming Royalty

2005 FFA Barnwarming Results
October 24, 2005

Barnwarming was held on October 22, 2005 at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fairgrounds. The students raised a total of $18,560.74 with the help and support of our community.

The results of the class winnings were as follows: 
4th Place – Freshman Class – Total $3,412.49 – Avg. $59.86 
3rd Place – Senior Class – Total $4,580.75 – Avg. $95.43
2nd Place – Junior Class – Total $4,319.16 – Avg. $127.03
1st Place – Sophomore Class – Total $6,248.34 – Avg. $138.85

The candidates are: 
Senior – Becky Summers & Cody Dysart
Junior - Katie Daugherty & Jacob Vadnais
Sophomore - Morgan Quinn & Zac Ireland
Freshman - Jaimie Baker & Justin Followwill

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Parents' Night
September 21, 2005

On September 21, 2005, the Chillicothe FFA held their annual Parents’ Night. This event is to help welcome the first year FFA member and their parents’ to our organization, as well as showcase some of our members’ talents. The evening began with FFA opening ceremonies followed by a welcome given by Mrs. Jayme Caughron, Grand River Technical School Assistant Director.

The Chillicothe FFA Chapter officers, Chillicothe FFA Assistant Officers, Hale Assistant Officers, and Bosworth Assistant Officers presented the program. The program consisted of the Greenhand FFA degree ceremony, Chapter FFA degree ceremony, skits presented by the Chillicothe FFA chapter officers, Chillicothe Assistant Officers, and the Hale Assistant Officers, as well as 3 creeds presented by Greenhands.

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Morningside Center Petting Zoo
August 30, 2005

On Tuesday, August 30, 2005 the Chillicothe FFA put on a petting zoo for the residents of Morningside Center. The residents had a chance to learn about lambs, dogs, goats, a rabbit, and a pony. FFA members told residents a little about the animals, such as what they feed the animal, ribbons won at local fairs, breed of the animal, and other information the residents asked. Then the FFA members allowed the residents to pet the animals of their choice.

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Pig Show Bonanza
June 4 & 5, 2005

On June 4 and 5, 2005 the Livingston County 4-H & FFA Fairgrounds hosted three swine shows. There was over 480 head of hogs shown at the weekend event. On Saturday morning the show was sponsored by the Missouri Swine Youth Supports there was approximately 170 head of hogs at this show. The results of the show were Supreme Gilt went to Tyler Alden, Reserve Supreme Gilt went to Nick Curtis, Supreme Barrow went to Katie Viets, Reserve Supreme Barrow went to Tyler Alden, Junior Showmanship went to John Littlefield, and Senior Showmanship went to Chris Peuster.

The Saturday night show was the Missouri Elite Breed Spectacular, this show was sponsored by Certified Pedigree Swine, Chillicothe State Bank, Davis Livestock, Davis Spot Farm, J.R. Reid Show Pigs, Trophy Boar Stud, Whitehead Spots, Travel Tyme/Pap’s Primitive, Oram Family Spot, Diamond J Livestock, Gail and Garett Reid Families, and Randy Derr. The judge of this show was Tammy Miller and the results are Champion Berkshire Gilt went to Jenni Still, Reserve Champion Berkshire Gilt went to Andrea Gaiser, Champion Chester Gilt went to Emily Swindler, Reserve Champion Chester Gilt went to Lance Williams, Champion Poland Gilt went to Chris Peuster, Reserve Champion Poland Gilt went to Jacob Stephenson, Champion Spot Gilt went to John Littlefield, Reserve Spot Gilt went to Taylor McGough, Champion Berkshire Barrow went to Ryan Porterfield, Reserve Champion Berkshire Barrow went to Dylan Wickham, Champion Chester Barrow went to Jessica Black, Reserve Champion Chester Barrow went to Jenny Smith, Champion Poland Barrow went to Bailey Pope, Reserve Champion Poland Barrow went to Jacob Stephenson, Champion Spot Barrow went to Chris Peuster, Reserve Spot Barrow went to Jon Black, Junior Showmanship went to Jon Black, and Senior Showmanship went to Chris Peuster.

Supreme Champion Barrow Supreme Champion Gilt

Tyler Alden and Matt Miller (judge) with the
Supreme Champion Barrow

Troy Sloan and Matt Miller (judge) with the
Supreme Champion Gilt

Sunday morning the Chillicothe FFA Alumni hosted the North Central Missouri Show Pig Bonanza were there were approximately 215 head of hogs. The sponsors of this show were Bank Midwest, Brammer Show Pigs, Brooke Brothers, Century 21 EST, Chillicothe Animal Hospital, Chillicothe State Bank, Chula Farmers Coop, Citizens Bank & Trust, Croy Show Pigs, Davis Livestock, Grand River Technical School, Hutchinson & Co., J.R. Reid Show Pigs, KMZU Radio, Lauhoff Jewelry, Pioneer HiBred Seed, Reed Feeds, Brotherton Farms, Wolf Farms, Rudasill Farms LLC, Show Pig Roundup, Simms Show Pigs, Wolf Brothers, FEC, Heinold Hog Market, Trans Ova Genetics, Barnes Baker Motors, Hy-Vee, Hoffman-Reed Inc, Sydenstricker Farm & Lawn, Dean Machinery, and American Family Insurance – Janet McCauslin. The judge for this show was Matt Miller and the results of this show are Supreme Champion Gilt went to Troy Sloan, Reserve Supreme Champion Gilt went to Nick Curtis, Supreme Champion Barrow went to Tyler Alden, Reserve Supreme Champion Barrow went to Katie Viets, Champion Junior showmanship went to Bobby Peniston, Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship went to Tanner Thompson, Champion Senior Showmanship went to Bailey Pope, and Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship went to Nick Curtis.

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Area FFA Contest Results
March 29, 2005
Gallatin, Missouri High School

  • Advanced Public Speaking - Jessica Black – 1st place – Gold – To District
  • Public Speaking Division II - Rebecca Kerr – 1st place – Gold – To District
  • Public Speaking Division I - Jamie Cunningham – 3rd place – Gold – To District
  • Extemporaneous Speaking -Tina Miller – 1st place – Gold – To District
  • Creed Speaking - Jaryn Black – 4th place – Gold – To District
  • Parliamentary Procedure - 2nd place – Gold – To District
    Amanda DeBey, Andrea Williams, Kourtnie Parks, Genea Gates, Allie Peters, Rebecca Kerr
  • Completed Record Books
    Entrepreneurship – Amy Hobbs – Silver
    Placement – Abby Amorosa – Silver
  • Beginning Record Books
    Entrepreneurship – Morgan Quinn - Silver
    Placement – Kaili Morin – Silver
  • Scrapbook - Gold
    Amanda DeBey, Andrea Williams, Kourtnie Parks, Genea Gates, Allie Peters, Rebecca Kerr

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Local FFA Speaking Contest Results
Winners Advance to Area Competition on March 29

Creed – Brooke Shearer, Katie Eggers, Jaryn Black (1st place),
Matt Sterling, Mary Bonnette, Trent Bevelle, Morgan Quinn, Jamie 
Cunningham

Advanced Public Speaking - Jessica Black (1st Place), Mary Beth Reid,
April Williams, Madison Pullium, Tyler Jones

Extemporaneous Speaking
Katie Daugherty, Andrea Williams, Tina Miller (1st 
place)
, Jacob Bowyer, Caleb Vadnais, April Williams

Division II Public Speaking
Jacob Vadnais, Kourtnie Parks, Allie Peters, Andrea Williams,
Amanda DeBey, Rebecca Kerr (1st place), Geana Gates

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District Contest Results 2005
April 7 and April 12, 2005

Local members earning individual recognition in the team contests.

  • Ag Mechanics - Zack Gilson - 2nd high individual
  • Ag Mechanics - Tyler Jones - 3rd high individual
  • Ag Mechanics - Harvey Constant - 4th high individual
  • Ag Mechanics - Aaron Norris - 10th high individual
  • Ag Sales - Katie Quinn - 1st high individual
  • Ag Sales - Jacob Bowyer - 9th high individual
  • Dairy Cattle - Caleb Vadnais - 5th high individual
  • Dairy Cattle - Becky Summers - 7th high individual
  • Farm Management - Nancy Reid - 2nd high individual
  • Farm Management - Cassandra Peters - 6th high individual

Other outstanding FFA achievements that will be awarded at the State FFA Convention include Proficiency Awards, Star Area Farmer, State Choir, and State Degree.

Proficiency Award Winners

The following students received first place in the Area 2 proficiency award selection. These students have been sent to the state level to compete against twelve other area contestants. The state winner in each area will be selected at the Missouri FFA Convention held on April 21 and April 22, 2005.

First Place Ag Mechanics

First Place Parlimentary Procedure
  • Anthony Hinnen – Ag Mechanical Repair & Maintenance Placement. This proficiency award area is based on a student SAE that involves working at a job that has the responsibilities of repair and maintenance of machinery.
  • Becky Summers – Dairy Production Entrepreneurship. This proficiency award area is based on a student SAE that involves owning and raising dairy cattle.
  • Brett Grozinger – Home and/or Community Development. This proficiency award area is based on a student SAE that involve working to improve his/her home or community.
  • Tyler Jones – Oil Crop Production. This proficiency award area is based on a student SAE that involves producing oil crops.
  • Tisha Nibarger – Small Animal Production and Care Entrepreneurship. This proficiency award area is based on a student SAE that involves owning and raising small animals.
  • Mary Beth Reid – Turf Grass Management Placement. This proficiency award area is based on a student SAE that involves working at a job that has the responsibility of turf grass maintenance.

Tyler Way – State FFA Choir

In February, Tyler Way applied to participate in the Missouri FFA Choir and was accepted. Tyler as well as other Missouri FFA members has been selected to participate and perform at the Missouri FFA State Convention held on April 21 and 22, 2005 in Columbia, Missouri. The choir will perform six different songs at two different sessions during the convention.

Tyler was also awarded the Star Award... more details coming soon!

 

State Degree Recipients

The students listed below have been selected to receive their State FFA Degree. This is the highest degree a state can bestow upon its members. The students will receive their State Degree in a session at the Missouri State FFA Convention on April 22, 2005.

  • Tommy Ervie
  • Jessica Black
  • Harvey Constant
  • Rachel Kline
  • Kelley Gengelbach
  • Brett Grozinger
  • Kelly Horton
  • Allen Jeffries
  • Tyler Jones
  • Calvin Lollar
  • Jason Quick
  • Katie Quinn
  • Brady Ream
  • Nancy Reid
  • Cassandra Peters

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Barnwarming 2004

The Senior class won again!
[C-T photo 10-26-04]

 FFA Week 2000

Two-man sawing contest was part of the annual FFA Ag Olympics (10591 bytes)

The annual Chillicothe FFA Ag Olympics were held at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center as Gary Albertson (left) and Nathan Peel (right) try to saw a log in half with the quickest time. Approximately 30 members participated in the series of events which included a two-man sawing contest, a pedal tractor race, a hay bale toss, toilet seat horseshoe contest, and a hay bale relay. The event was held as part of National FFA Week.
[C-T photo by Laura Riedel]

Ag Bowl

Ag Bowl (submitted photo from Kim) (12334 bytes)

Mrs. Mildred Litton's 90th Birthday Celebration

C-T Photo by Cathy Stortz - sorry, it's not in color! (21027 bytes)

Mildred Litton, center, wife of the late Charley Litton and mother of the late Jerry Litton, was honored during a birthday celebration on February 20, 2000, at the Grand River Inn. Among those stopping by to extend well wishes were members of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. Litton has contributed greatly to local agricultural endeavors to enhance opportunities for local youths. [C-T photo by Cathy Stortz]

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