The 2018/19 school year has been a successful and exciting year for the Independence FFA Chapter. The year started with an officer retreat for the new officers where they bonded as a team, and worked on leadership skills. The first chapter event was a back to school barbecue, where new and current FFA members met and talked about plans for the year.
This year, the FFA Chapter was able to build on their community service project Fed in the Field. This year for Fed in the Field, over 100 meals were delivered to local farmers while they were harvesting. Chapter members also got to participate in the planting and harvesting of the FFA test plot this year, which was very successful. The chapter has competed in many different events including state Meat judging, state Soil judging, Milk Quality, Pork Congress, National Vet Science CDE, and Nursery Landscape CDE.
This year, the state Soils team placed 24th, Meat judging team received 3rd at state, the Milk Quality team placed 10th, and the Vet Science team placed 39th nationally . Many chapter-bonding events were held including pumpkin carving, and Christmas cookie decorating.
Many FFA members showed at county fair this year, and two competed at state fair. 14 members attended National FFA Convention this year, where they attended workshops about leadership and other topics. Also while at Nationals the Vet Science team competed and placed 39th. February 18th – 22rd is National FFA Week, and it is jam packed with events this year. The 16 members competing at Sub-Districts on February 20th, at
Hawkeye Community College are preparing for the first leadership CDE contest of the year. The entire chapter is also preparing for their banquet on April 7th.
Independence FFA Reporter