On September 21st, 2019, 5 first year FFA members, or Greenhands, attended the state Greenhand Conference held annually in Versailles, Oh.
The theme for the conference was “First Down and Life to Go”. Students participated in a Career Development Roundtable Session where they rotated around and learned about the various Career Development Events FFA has to offer. Session speaker was Ty Eschenbaum, Holly McClay current State FFA President, Bethany Starlin State FFA Vice-President, Noah Smith State FFA Secretary, Haleigh Stoler State FFA Treasurer, Mackenzie Hoog State FFA Reporter, Justin Beckner State FFA Sentinel, Cyann Kendel State FFA Vice-President at Large, and Wyatt Kissell State FFA Vice-President-at-Large. Afternoon sessions the students attended include topics of FFA/ Leadership, Teamwork, goal setting, SAExploration, and Communication.
Students in Attendance included: Brie Ryan, Keyston Moses, Caden Johnson, Megan Collins, and Brayden Moore.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth, and career success training through agricultural education.
Valley View MVCTC FFA members participated in the Montgomery County Soils Judging Contest on September 5th and District FFA Soil Judging Contest on September 27th in Montgomery County. During the urban and rural soil judging contest students determine the slope, erosion or depth of topsoil, texture of surface soil, depth of soil, and natural drainage class of soil for 3 soil pits. With that information the students then determine the land class, best land use and recommended conservation practices or during the urban contest they determine limitations for homes, septic systems and other urban developments. This information gives the students practical hands on experience determining the limitations and possibilities for that soil. Also during the contest students are tested on their knowledge on how to use and find information in a soil survey book and given a written examination over general soil knowledge.
The Montgomery County results are as follows: The Urban Soils Team placed 3rd with Haley Hall being the highest placing individual at 5th.
FFA members who participated in the Montgomery County Contest include: Hayley Hall, Taylor Weaver, Abby Shartle, Andrew Shell, Sophia DeVillez, Chase Baker, Braydon Moore, Jackson Lang, Megan Collins, Logan Tays, Keith Kinner, Joe Golling, Mitchel Cotterman, Reina Frame, Cole Johnson, Carson Campbell, Harli Taylor, Sarah Cole, Reiley Phillips, Noah Johnson, Kendyll Grant, TC Griffith, Caden Johnson, Mickey Neal, and Bryanna Bishop.
The District results were as follows: The Urban Soils Team placed 3rd with Sophia DeVillez being the highest placing individual at 4th. The Agricultural Soils Team placed 17th with Megan Collins being the highest scoring individual at 29th.
FFA members who participated in the District Contest include; Sophia DeVillez, Taylor Weaver, Abby Shartle, Haley Hall, Chase Baker, Jackson Lang, Andrew Shell, Braydon Moore, Megan Collins, Keith Kinner, Cole Johnson, Carson Campbell, Joe Gulling, Mitchell Cotterman, and Logan Tays.
The FFA members who are moving on and competing at State Soils Contest include; Sophia DeVillez, Taylor Weaver, Abby Shartle, and Hayley Hall.
The National FFA Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.