Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


July 12, 2013

Greensburg FFA attends state convention

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Greensburg FFA attended the 84th State FFA Convention June 18th-20th at Purdue University.

FFA members attended leadership sessions where they got the chance to listen to several inspirational guest speakers. Members from the FFA chapter that attended were Chaela Martin, Ashley Koontz, Becca McDole, Layne Sanders, Rylie Lang, Connor Cuskaden, and Andy Dashiell.

At this year’s convention, Becca McDole and Layne Sanders represented the Greensburg FFA by serving as Delegates; they had the chance to vote on important topics centered on the future of the State FFA. Additionally McDole and Sanders were elected the District XII Vice-President and Secretary, respectively, for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Indiana FFA State Convention is also an opportunity for FFA members to be rewarded for the hard work they have put in throughout the past year in Career Development Events, Supervised Agricultural Experiences, as well as chapter recognition. The Greensburg FFA had the great honor of having its very first two State Hoosier Degree Recipients, Ethan Sebastian and Becca McDole. These FFA members have been a part of the FFA for three years and have completed the required hours and leadership qualities to receive this award. Additionally Ashley Koontz was recognized for her Supervised Agricultural Experience, she received 4th place in the state for her proficiency application of Agriculture Repair and Maintenance.

Greensburg FFA has been re-established since 2010, since that time the FFA has grown to 30 members. In that short time the chapter has been recognized as a Superior Chapter in the state from the hard work and dedication from the FFA members, as well as from the school and community support.

The Indiana FFA Organization was established in 1929 and today over 10,000 members as they develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education.

– Daily News

Text Only
  • Multi-billion dollar agriculture industry seeks to create the right to farm JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.Some powerfu

    July 12, 2014

  • Researchers try to save huge U.S. salamander CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America’s largest salamander wouldn’t top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender’s alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflatterin

    July 11, 2014

  • nws-gb071114-Dog Show Results pic Tree City Barkers 4-H Dog Show results Tree City Barkers 4-H Dog Show resultsCategory: ObedienceClass 1-A:First place: Blaine Wagner (#100A); Score: 188, Blue Ribbon Winner and Class Champ.Second place: Lyric Stille (#101A); Score: 137, Blue Ribbon Winner and Reserve Class Champ.Third pla

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • agr-gb062014 state conservation pic Indiana 2013 funding data is on conservation website INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP) collaborated to create a Web application for its federal, state and local members. The result is a comprehensive tool that unites all ICP conservation accomplishments for each county and the s

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb062514-county fair pre-events - pic2 (pics share a cutline) 4-H Fair tractor contest results GREENSBURG – The Decatur County Fair got off to an official start last weekend with the annual 4-H County Tractor Contest.The 4-H agricultural tractor and machinery program provides Decatur County youth with the educational information about tractors

    June 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • USDA announces new support for beginning farmers and ranchers DAVIS, CALIFORNIA – U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers.Harden also unveiled

    June 27, 2014

  • Antlerless quotas reduced in 19 counties Bonus antlerless county quotas have been set for the 2014 Indiana deer hunting season, with quotas being reduced in 19 counties and increased in four. The Bonus antlerless county quota map is at:

    June 27, 2014

  • Creating clean, marketable energy for electricity Colorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins to research and promote market-based solutions to our energy crisis without breaking the bank.The grou

    June 25, 2014

  • Fire blight disease strikes Indiana pear trees WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Plant experts are warning Indiana homeowners to watch for signs of a disease called fire blight that can kill pear trees and has spread more after this year’s harsh winter.The disease gets its name from the dark brown or b

    June 17, 2014

  • AT A GLANCE OBITUARy Reva Mae Mullins, 82 THANK YOU! The Daily News thanks the following subscribers for their continued readership: Patti Tatman - Greensburg Cosba Buckley - Greensburg INSIDE TODAY Health & Wellnes s

    June 14, 2014