Press Releases

Independence FFA Soils Evaluation Team Competes at State

November 2, 2018

The Independence FFA Soils Evaluation team competed at the FFA State Soils Evaluation CDE (Career Development Event) on October 20th at Iowa State University. The team earned the right to compete at state by placing 4th at the Northeast District soil evaluation competition. The top 30 FFA soils evaluation teams in Iowa competed, and the…

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Independence FFA Feeds Local Farmers

October 31, 2018

On Saturday, October 13th the Independence FFA Chapter delivered meals to area farmers harvesting in the field. They call this event “Fed in the Field”. Over 125 meals were delivered consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, fruit, baked beans, cookies, and chips. To receive these meals the farmers had to be nominated by community members. Fed…

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Independence FFA Chapter Members Attend National FFA Convention

October 31, 2018

On October 23rd, 14 members of the Independence FFA Chapter departed for Indianapolis, IN to attend the National FFA Convention. They attended three days of the convention. Throughout these days, members attended the Blue Room where FFA members were able to speak to CEO’s and entrepreneurs and learn about the future of agriculture. Time was…

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Independence FFA Members Selected to Compete Nationally

October 22, 2018

The Independence FFA Chapter earned the right to compete for national recognition in the Veterinary Science CDE event at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 24-27. The team placed 2nd in the state competition in May, and the 1st place team was unable to field a team containing enough of their original…

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Kathy Bresnahan Encourages Jr/Sr. High Students to “Live Like Line”

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Junior Senior High recently hosted Kathy Bresnahan, former Iowa City West Volleyball coach. Earlier this year, Kathy was portrayed by actress Helen Hunt in the movie The Miracle Season. Kathy spoke to 7-12th grade students in large groups about reaching out to those in need and perseverance.…

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Independence FFA Soils Evaluation Team Competes at Districts

October 4, 2018

The Independence FFA Soils Evaluation team competed at the FFA District Soils Evaluation CDE (Career Development Event) on September 25th at Hawkeye Community College. The chapter took one team and placed 4th. Team member Megan Corkery placed 1st individulay. The competition includes a written exam along with the judging of four soils pits. To be…

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Independence FFA Member Selected for Global Youth Institute

September 20, 2018

The World Food Prize organization has extended an invitation for Joe Kaiser to attend the Global Youth Institute this October 18th-20th at the World Food Prize Building in Des Moines. Joe currently serves as the Independence FFA Chapter Vice President. Joe will join 200 other high school students from across the United States as well…

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Independence FFA Competes at State Milk Quality

September 19, 2018

On September 8th, 2018, the Independence FFA Chapter competed in the Milk Quality and Products CDE in Manchester. Team members Greta Aldrich, Delaney Martin, Jaden Schwarting and Alivia Thomas placed 10th overall in the state and earned a silver ranking. The CDE consisted of a general knowledge test on milk production, taste testing milk for…

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Haden & Hanaway Travel to Kosovo

September 18, 2018

DID YOU KNOW? Independence FFA Advisor Michael Haden and Sophomore FFA member Avery Hanaway will be traveling to Kosovo as part of the Hawkeye Community College International program. Five high school agricultural programs (1 teacher and 1 FFA member from each program) were selected from the State of Iowa by Hawkeye Community College, based on…

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ICSD Partners with VFW for Headstone Cleaning Project

September 10, 2018

September 12, 2018(Independence, IA) – Independence Jr./Sr. High is planning to kick-off Homecoming week with a volunteer project inspired by “The Good Cemeterian,” a viral service project which focuses on cleaning veteran’s headstones in cemeteries centered in Florida. “We saw this online and thought it was amazing. After we started discussing the Good Cemeterian as…

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