Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Agriculture

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.

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