Saturday, March 13, 2010

Strawberry Sales


Friday, March 12, 2010

Newark FFA and Newark FFA Alumni thanks…

The Newark FFA Chapter Annual Banquet was a huge success, thanks to the many members, parents, administration, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters. The members of the Newark FFA Chapter and Newark FFA Alumni would also like to thank the many generous donations to the FFA Alumni scholarship Silent Auction. We want to thank everyone who bid on items. The following individuals and businesses donated items for the silent auction: Seedlink LLC- Robert Toftoy, Elburn COOP, Seedlink LLC- Eric Friestad, Kunkle Seed Sales, Wernsman Builders, S & K Excavating, Kendall County Repair, Winding Creek Nursery, Seed Pros- Steve Scalf, Verda Electric, Ag Tech, Mark’s Auto Service, Hanover Linens, Maurices-Yorkville, Newark FFA, Grainco FS, Kendall Grundy Beef Association, Dave and Sharon Homerding, Illinois Truck and Equipment, J.M. Johnson Plumbing and Backhoe, 1st Farm Credit Services, Underhill Trucking Inc.- Gary Underhill, DeKane Equipment, Grainco FS-Greg Craig, Stoller Equipment, R-Equipment LLC, Midland Crossing Mercantile, Hogan Walker, Newark Truck & Tractor, Last Chance Saloon, Underhill Transportation, Inc- Dan Underhill, Theodore H. Larson Agency, The Village Peddler, and First Midwest Bank.

Newark FFA Chapter
Newark FFA Alumni Association

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Strawberry Status

The status of strawberry orders are that Florida had a cold spell last week which slowed development. I am to call next Monday and I should know more on the status of the strawberries. Sorry for the delay. Old Man Winter just won't let go and let Mother Nature take over. We can sell about 40 flats or more...

FFA Week

This past week the Newark FFA chapter celebrated with many other chapters around the U.S. the national FFA week. On Monday we had Green-hand day and chapter t-shirt day. We had the green-hands dye their hand green to show the rest that they were new members of the FFA and then some of the officers participated in sharing the FFA with the community by making ice cream with the 1st grade at Lisbon and the 2nd grade in Newark. On Tuesday we had tractor apparel day and pork burger lunch. We had a great turnout for the community and the school. The community had a chance to come and get their lunch before the school. It was great to have so many people help the FFA and enjoy their lunch. On Wednesday we had drive your tractor to school and boots and shorts day. On this day even the people that weren’t in FFA participated and had a good time with this day. It tried to show the school that you don’t have to be an FFA kid to have a good time with FFA week. Also on Wednesday the officers also went to the 8th grades in Millbrook and Lisbon. The let over pizza was then sold at lunch for the rest of the high schoolers. On Thursday the chapter then held a petting zoo. The community was also able to stop by the school along with grade school kids to see horses, calves, goats, pigs, and a lizard. Everyone that came seemed to have a great time looking and petting the animals. Since there was no school on Friday the FFA members had a movie night and game night which was a great wrap up for the great week. The purpose of FFA Week is to try and give back to the community and tell people what FFA is all about. During the week each of the officers shared a special FFA fact to share the FFA story. All together the week was very successful and I believe we helped share what FFA is and how agriculture is needed.

Proficiency Awards

Every year the members from chapters all over Illinois get recognized for their outstanding performances in their SAEs. There are several categories in which a member from a chapter may win. The Newark FFA had several chapter winners: Logan Rehberg for Star farmer, Beef Production, Diversified Livestock Production, and Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production; Kyle Testin for Star in Ag Placement, Outdoor Recreation, and Swine Production- Placement; Kendall Sigmund for Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance; Allie Hickernell for Ag Sales; Steve Nichols for Dairy Production and Diversified Crop Production; Derek Chandler for Diversified Ag Production; Cassidy Hamman for Equine Science- Entrepreneur; Samantha Hoddy for Equine Science- Placement; Rachel Whitlock for Floriculture; Connor Duncan for Grain Production; Alex Bromeland for Poultry Production; Britney Eichelberger for Small Animal Production and Care; Courtney Danneberg for Swine Production- Entrepreneur; Tara Bernard for Turf Grass Management. Out of the Chapter winners we had seven people win to go on to district. They were Logan Rehberg, Kyle Testin, Kendall Sigmund, Allie Hickernell, and Courtney Danneberg. Theses students have done a great job on their SAEs and have been awarded to move on to district. If they then win district they will then be able to go onto state. Congrats to all who won chapter and section.