Expanding the limits is what Cornell FFA is all about
The Cornell FFA chapter has been very productive so far this year, and plans to continue pushing its members to expand their limits and become successful individuals.
The chapter is currently made up of approximately 124 total members, who have attended conferences, competitions and workshops throughout the year, working to improve their agricultural knowledge and employability skills.
Led by adviser Caitlin Finger, the 2019-20 officer team consists of president Tyler Laird, vice president Clayton Fraiser, secretary Rachel Laird, treasurer Jeremiah Hetke, reporter Charity Hessler and sentinel Jacob Sikora.
Officers were selected by the membership and officer team last spring, based on their ability to lead others and to demonstrate the core values of the chapter. A new officer team will be selected this May, based on the same criteria.
With Feb. 22-29, as National FFA Week, officers have been busy organizing activities at school to celebrate. Throughout the week, students had the chance to compete in daily ag trivia, team events, participate in FFA-themed dress-up days and learn what being in FFA is all about.
Throughout the year, the chapter has organized events for members to attend and will continue to schedule events throughout the rest of the year. By arranging these events, the FFA hopes to boost student involvement.
Officers are also working to organize summer FFA events to keep members active all year long. Each year, the Cornell FFA chapter organizes a fruit and cheese sale in the fall. In the upcoming months, the Cornell FFA chapter has many ambitious plans.
Students in the greenhouse management course, will grow and maintain, annual bedding plants and vegetables for the FFA to sell this spring. All profits earned from the greenhouse will benefit the FFA and their endeavors.
Students will also attend the 212/EDGE Leadership Conference in Stevens Point, to learn different ways to be efficient leaders. Students from the CVTC transcripted credit animal science class will compete March 4, in the CVTC ag skills contest, then experience the Eau Claire Farm Show.
This spring, the FFA will send members to attend the Agricultural Technology Contest in River Falls, April 4, where Cornell teams will compete in forestry, veterinary science and horse judging.
Then, in May, the Cornell FFA will also host its annual ag day for the Cornell Elementary students to participate in multiple agriculture related stations FFA members prepare. Examples of some stations, are dairy cattle, maple syrup making, ATV safety, horses, rabbits, goats and many more.
The Cornell FFA says they are proud of their accomplishments so far this year, and plan to continue working to improve FFA and the future of agriculture.
The FFA officers would like to thank the members for their dedication, the community, the parents and the school for their support. Without the continued support, the Cornell FFA chapter would not be as successful as it is today.