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FFA NEWS 2020-2021

FFA News 2019-2020

Barnwarming 2020 - "Bibs and Boots"!
Updated November 9, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 FFA Barnwarming King and Queen, Seniors Trace Rardon and Ava Gibson. The senior class won by raising a total $8,865.50 with a class average of $253.30.

Senior Candidates - Trace Rardon and Ava Gibson - Trace is the son of Kent and Kim Kritten and Matt and Michelle Rardon. Trace has been the Asst Vice President, Chapter 2nd Vice President, Chapter Secretary; his SAE project is Swine Production and working for Landmark Manufacturing. Trace has competed in Division I Prepared Public Speaking and Agricultural Issues Form Leadership Development Events. He plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia or the University of Central Missouri after graduation. Trace's favorite memory from FFA is getting ice cream at 2 AM at the National Convention. Ava is the daughter of Matt and Jill Gibson. Ava has participated in Conduct of Chapter Meetings, Meats, and the Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Events; her SAE project is diversified crop production. Ava's favorite memory though FFA is attending the 2019 National Convention. Her plans after high school are to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in Dietetics and minor in Ag Business.

The next runner up was the Freshman class with $13,666, averaging $216.92 per member.

Freshman Candidates - Tucker Narr and Avery Baxter - Tucker is the son of Travis and Crystal Narr. Tucker has participated in mud volleyball and looks forward to participating in more FFA activities in the future. Tucker hopes to focus on his agribusiness SAE project in the future. Avery is the daughter of Shane and Kathy Baxter. Avery has participated in mud volleyball also. Avery looks forward to being involved in public speaking and improving her leadership skills. Her favorite memory is earning her Greenhand Degree.

Second runner up was the Sophomore class. In total, they raised $9,425 and averaged $149.60 per member.

Sophomore Candidates - Max Wagers and Lilly Stedem - Max is the son of Aaron and Shanda Wagers. His SAE project is Swine Production; and he was a member of the Chapter of Conduct Meetings Leadership Development Events. Max looks forward to taking new agriculture classes and experiencing more opportunities for activities through FFA. His favorite memory from FFA was being on the winning team of the 2020 Mud Volleyball games. Lilly is the daughter of Frank and Mindy Stedem. Lilly raises beef cattle for her SAE project and was also a member of the Chapter of Conduct Meetings Leadership Development Events. Lilly hopes to further her education through agriculture as well as grow her SAE project and obtain a Chapter officer position. Her favorite memory from FFA raising a record amount of money and winning the 2019 Barnwarming as a freshman.

The third runner up was the Junior class which raised $3,914. They had an average of $103 per member.

Junior Candidates - Christian Peniston and Clara Leamer - Christian Peniston is the son of Tony Peniston and Brandi Peniston. Christian comes from a long line of FFA members, his grandpa was the State Vice President. He can't wait to see how much he grows through FFA with his swine SAE project and working on his grandpa's farm. Christian's favorite memory was a raccoon stealing the boys' snacks at FFA camp his Sophomore year. Clara is the daughter of Micheal and Natalie Leamer. Clara has been involved in many activities in her years of FFA such as, public speaking, HYMAX, MAbA, FFA camp, Conduct of Chapter Meetings contest team, and Meats contest team; her SAE projects are row crops and showing pigs. Through FFA, Clara looks forward to meeting new people and expanding her knowledge about agriculture. Her favorite memory is competing at the State Convention her freshman year with the Conduct of Chapter Meetings team.

The chapter as a whole raised a total of $35,870.50. The Chillicothe FFA would like to thank the community for all their continued support. We greatly appreciate it!

November 6, 2020 - Please turn in your Barnwarming money no later than 7:00 pm on November 7, 2020; activities begin at 7:30 pm. Chillicothe FFA members will be outside for Barnwarming this year at the Litton Campus. Don't forget to dress for the weather. We will have 15 minute rotations with different activities for each class. Freshmen will start off with a hayride throughout the school farm (meet in the cattle barn). Juniors will meet at the south porch for a hay maze and line dances. Sophomores will be on the north porch playing a class game. Seniors will be rotating around to each activity. At 8:15 pm, we will have a class contest; and at 8:45 pm, the FFA chapter will meet at the Jenkins' parking lot for a social distanced line dance before coronation at 9:00 pm. Parents of the candidates are invited to coronation and may show up at 8:45 pm. The Chillicothe FFA would like to thank the community for their continued support of our chapter during this time.

October 16 - Barnwarming is November 7, 2020! Here is our 2020 royalty:

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Area Public Speaking
November 6, 2020

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Litton Crusaders
October 13, 2020

The week of October 5th, the Litton Crusaders took pumpkins donated by a local family to Hale, Southwest, Chula, and Bishop Hogan schools. Classes PreK-2nd will compete in a pumpkin decorating contest; and the entries will be turned in by October 26 to be judged. The Litton Crusaders assembled a fact sheet for the students about pumpkins. We will also deliver sweet treats the week of Halloween. Thank you to Ava Gibson, Delaney May, and Chloe Funk for helping deliver the pumpkins to the area schools. Stay tuned for more ag related activities put on by the Litton Crusaders!

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Conservation Class
October 13, 2020

Mr. Wolf's Conservation Class was able to live out part of the FFA Motto "learning to do" while using the Litton Campus Pond. The Litton Campus Pond is for educational purposes only; and visits must be arranged by calling the Litton Campus at 660-646-3131.

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National 3-Star Chapter 2020
September 2, 2020

Chapters that receive a gold rating by their state FFA associations are eligible to compete for National FFA 3-star, 2-star, or 1-star ratings. Each chapter that competes for these awards will receive a multi-year plaque and a spur designating their 3-star, 2-star, or 1-star rating. They will receive additional spurs for each year they compete and receive a rating from the National FFA Organization. Chapters that receive a national 3-star chapter rating will be eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter Awards, Models of Excellence, and Middle School Models of Excellence Awards.

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MO State Fair Results
Updated September 24, 2020

Virtual State CDE's
Group 1 Individuals...

Shown by PLACE / # CONTESTANTS

Ag Mechanics
Kale Campbell - 6th place/111
Keagan Valbracht - 15th/111

Knowledge
Claire Walker - 20th/465
Emily Wilford - 20th/465
Emma Thompson - 26th/465
Gavin Funk - 40th/465

Forestry
Joshua Eckert - 14th/99

Livestock
Connor Keithley - 6th/443
Chandler Stedem - 15th/443
Emily Miller - 17th/443
Patrick Warren - 26th/443
Tucker Burtch - 30th/443
Makenna Campbell - 36th/443

Poultry
Ethan Cooper - 37th/166

Building Results...
September 2, 2020

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