FFA Continues to Win at National Convention

  • 2021-04-09, 05:00 AM
  • Ashen Mindnich
FFA Continues to Win at National Convention

Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a career and technical organization which teaches students the ins and outs of agricultural education to prepare them for their future careers ranging from farmers to veterinarians, to teachers. Their motto is “Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve.” FFA fosters a competitive conference every year, with many different areas in which to compete. Students start off with tests at a local level to see if they have the knowledge to compete at a state level, where schools from all over the state meet at a locale and compete in both hands on and written events. FFA provides scholarships and grants for students. The scholarships require one application with the potential of receiving multiple scholarships, which could total up to two million dollars. The announcement for the winners and non-winners will be sent out on May 3 and the acceptance deadline is July 15.

Churchill County High School’s chapter had 75 students in FFA, 16 of which competed in the state convention. Lead by their advisor Tamra Hirshback, they competed in Business Management, which placed second in state, Floriculture, Vet Science and Employment Skills. The chapter as a whole competed in the National Chapter Award, in which they placed first. They will also compete for the Superior Chapter Award at Nationals. Both the national and the state competition were held over zoom this year. “(FFA) has taught me how to be a better leader. FFA has also taught me a more variety of agriculture then I had known, it shows you how to care for your community in a different way than you are used to, it prepares you for life, it gives you a different understanding of life in the agriculture community,” said CCHS FFA Historian, Aubrey Renfroe. Good luck to the students of the CCHS chapter.


Ashen Mindnich



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