I am Jalyn Sharp, the new NCOE FFA Reporter for this 2018-2019 school year. During the 2018 school year, we voted on new officers. Those office positions were filled by: Austin Brinkley as President, Houston Money as Vice President, Kilee Roser as Secretary, Adrienne Frymire as Treasurer, Jalyn Sharp as Reporter, Ty Money as Sentinel, Colton O’Neal as Parliamentarian, Hayden Buskirk as Historian and Trey Simmons as Chaplain.
As a chapter, we have attended many activities throughout the past few weeks. We traveled to DuQuoin to the Farmyard Follies where we played games such as: tug of war, bale tossing, hay bale stacking, shovel races, water balloon toss, and many other games. These are a great way to start the year and learn to work together as a team. This year’s freshmen, who are Nicholas McDermott, Morgan Pearce, Colter Rister and Will Thompson, went to Carbondale to the Greenhand Workshop where they learned what FFA was about and how to work together
Wabash Valley FS invited us to their meeting at the Fairfield location about a national corn grower and yield contest. Invision Seed is going to pay for everyone’s entry fee to the national corn grower association yield contest. The contest requires a minimum of 10 acres worth of seed. With every entry that is completed, we get $100. If any farmers would be interested in this contest, you could join us at our next alumni meeting on November 13 in the Ag building. Or you can contact Kory Sutton at (618) 925-5110.
Hamilton County held this year’s Weed and Seed Contest where we placed 6th. As some of you may or may not know, we just recently conducted a raffle where we set up booths at Dairy Days, Hunting and Fishing Days, and also Mule Days. We would like to thank those who bought tickets for our raffle and those who donated their time to help work the booth. This raffle helps with our National Convention trip and with other contest entry fees. We raffled off a crossbow, AR17 rifle, and a 20-gauge slug gun. The winners of the raffle were Gary Vaughn, Kelly Forston, and Lora O’Daniel.
SIU invited us to their home football game were they provided food and drinks for everyone in our chapter and paid for all of the tickets. Pope County held the bow shoot where we placed 5th as a team. The team consisted of Jalyn Sharp, Garrett Pruitt, Colter Rister, Bryce Jolley, and Morgan Pearce. Massac County held this years soil and tractor driving where we placed 10th.