FFA of Hagerstown, Indiana

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FFA Motto:  Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve


Who Can Participate?
We encourage any junior high or high school student interested in agriculture to participate in FFA. The organization is open to all students, grade 7 through age 21, and is not limited to traditional farming occupation interests. Students in the Hagerstown Junior-Senior High School interested in agriculture may participate by contacting Mr. Sturgeon and he will inform the student of upcoming activities.

What Does the Hagerstown FFA Chapter Do?
The Hagerstown FFA Chapter is involved in many activities throughout the year.

  • November Fruit Sale
  • Attend the National Convention (originally in Kansas City, Missouri, then in Louisville, Kentucky and now in Indianapolis, Indiana.)
  • Attend the State Convention at Purdue University
  • Hold an area food drive
  • Hold a livestock invitational at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • Currently we are raising Tilapia fish in a 750 gallon tank
  • Annual FFA Banquet
  • Sponsor speakers on agricultural topics
  • Hold a Soils Judging Invitational
  • Partners with the Lincoln and Northeastern FFA chapters to create an exhibit for the Wayne County 4-H Fair.

The Hagerstown FFA Chapter also participates in numerous contests:

  • Soils
  • Crops
  • Forestry
  • Poultry
  • Dairy
  • Livestock
  • Small Engine Judging

Leadership contests include:

  • Parliamentary Procedure contest
  • Talent
  • Job Interview
  • Essays
  • Public Speaking
  • Demonstrations

Past achievements of the Hagerstown, Indiana FFA Chapter include:

  • 2006 Multimedia Scrapbook State Winner
  • 2006 - Small Engines - 4th at State
  • 2006 - 11 State Degree recipients and 2 National Degree recipients
  • 2006 National Soils Qualifier
  • District Winners
    • Multimedia Scrapbook
    • Ag Sales Demo
  • 2005 Horse Judging State Contest
  • 2005 Small Engines - 5th at State
  • 2005 National FFA Soils Contest Qualifiers
  • 2004 State Essay Contest Winner
  • Crops & Forestry State Contest Qualifiers
  • 2004 District Parliamentary Procedure Contest Winners
  • 2004 Small Engines Team - 4th Place in State Contest; District Winner
  • 2004 Dairy Judging Team - 10th Place in State Contest; District Winner
  • 2004 Poultry Judging Team - 8th in State Contest
  • 2004 Soils Judging Team - 5th in State contest; 2nd Place in District Contest
  • Competed in many State-level Dairy, Crops, Forestry, Livestock and Poultry judging
  • Competed in many State-level Soils, Dairy, Crops, Forestry, Livestock and Poultry judging.

More About the FFA

  • The Future Farmers of America was founded in 1928 in Kansas City Missouri.
  • The Future Farmers of America name was changed to just "FFA" in 1988.
  • The official colors are Corn Gold and National Blue.
  • The five degrees of membership are Discover, Greenhand, Chapter, State, and American.
  • The National FFA Convention is now held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • The national headquarters was in Alexandria, Virginia until June of 1998 when it moved to Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • The web address for the National FFA organization is http://www.ffa.org
  • The web address for the Indiana FFA organization is http://www.indianaffa.org
  • In 2006-2011, the national FFA convention will be held in Indianapolis!

2011-2012 Hagerstown FFA Officers
Officers for
2011-2012:
(Left to Right):
Rachel Shafer, V-P
Meghan Moody, Secretary
Makayla Crossley, V-P
Sarah Baumer, Treasurer
Ann White, Reporter
Christina Kelley, Reporter
Taylor Goldey, Sentinel
Larry Lodge, President

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