FFA is a great organization where you have the ability to control what you do and how involved you get. You have the ability with enough hard work and dedication to compete against any school in the state and any member in the chapter. FFA has soo many opportunities for you that it is almost unbelievable the amount of travel and people you can be involved with.
I became an Ag advisor because I have a passion for agriculture and I enjoy working with students. It is a lot of fun to see students gain knowledge and begin to understand various concepts. It is also pretty amazing to watch students invest the amount of time that they do and then see them find success.
I have a ton of fond memories from my high school FFA days, but some of the top highlights are my advisors, friends, and all of the events that we traveled to. From driving the backroads of Lexington Kentucky to riding in a cab in Washington D.C, I was truly blessed with a great high school experience.
My name is Emily, and I have the amazing opportunity of being the Melba FFA Chapter President. When I found out the news that I was president, I was so ecstatic. I know this year will be amazing with our new officer team. I remember being asked what FFA met to me, it took me a while to answer not that it was difficult just that it means so much, but it came to me. There are so many things that FFA means; it means leadership, responsibility, fun, adventures, friends, new experiences, and so much more. The Melba FFA organization has helped me grow as a young adult. I remember coming into FFA being a shy girl, but then I found out that I have an amazing ability of talking in front of people. This ability has helped me through being a youth group leader, to the competitions in FFA such as extemporaneous speaking. I do many events in FFA that range from speaking, to judging and identifying plants. Some of the best times in my high school career has been in FFA on the FFA trips. Then I came to the decision last year whether I should join the FFA officer team, or not. I sat back in a chair and thought for a little bit of the skills and abilities that I could bring to the officer team. Then I thought to myself that I could do it, so I went to officer sifting and became the 2011-2012 Melba FFA Chapter Secretary. Through that I gained so many new skills of leadership, and learned so much from my fellow officers. Being an officer can be so much fun, but at the same time there are many responsibilities you've got to take on. Then this year came along and I knew that I wanted to take on the responsibility of being the Melba FFA Chapter President. I have many plans for this chapter, and look forward to the new year to come.
Hi my name is Wade Bass, I am the Melba FFA Chapter's Vice President for 2012-13. I joined FFA because I knew it offered a lot of opportunities for my future and had a lot of chances for travel and meeting new people. In FFA I show market pigs at the Owyhee County Fair. I hope to make this year a fun memorable year for the chapter. Last year as the Historian I learned a lot and plan on using what I learned for this year. For you who are on the fence of joining FFA I'll tell you that it is one of the best things you could do, if you join FFA a whole new world of opportunities open up from traveling, like I already mentioned, to scholarships to help you through college.
Hey it's Blake VanderWerff, and I am honored to serve as your secretary for the Melba FFA Chapter Through 2012-2013. I came into high school knowing that I was going to join FFA because I no longer wanted to have to do a record book. Besides not having to do a record book there are also many other opportunities to a member of the FFA including traveling to various locations like Moscow, supervised agricultural experience programs or SAEs, and Scholarships for college, ect. My freshmen year I was part of state soils team, dairy cattle judging, Forth of july parking lots, and helping at the community auction. My sophomore year I was on the district dairy cattle judging team as well and planning on doing more for the chapter and the community. As the secretary I want there to be intensity is events like soils as well as involvement in the chapter and helping with big events like harvest dance. Am look forward to a great year with new officer team and all the new members, Thank you.
My name is Kelsey Stimpson, and I have the privilege of serving as the Melba FFA Chapter Reporter. I knew when I entered my Freshman year of High School that I wanted to join FFA. I have shown beef cattle since I was 9 at the Canyon County and Western Idaho Fairs. FFA has many opportunities. You get to meet new people, do competitions you couldn't to elsewhere, and you even have to chance to run for an office. I knew that I wanted to be an officer after the first monthly meeting I attended. The officers interacted with everyone, were organized, and brought fun and laughter into the room. That's what I hope to do and your Reporter. I want to get people involved, keep the Chapter organized, but make sure that everyone has fun and is enjoying FFA. FFA can take you many places in life, and I'm excited to see what is in store for me as a member and an officer, because I believe in the future of agriculture.
My name is Kara Leavitt, and I'm the Scrapbook Reporter. As a freshman I remember entering high school with the hope of meeting new friends, gaining a higher education, and developing my future goals. Through the FFA program I have obtained these things and much more. A lot of people hear FFA and think that it's just for country kids who work on farms or wear wranglers, but that's not always true. It's a leadership program that inspires the mind and enlightens youth on current events in agriculture, which after all is our future, But it is even more than that. It has taught me the high morals of honesty and integrity when dealing with others and one 's self. Through FFA I have met many new and lifelong friends, and have gained great experience that can only be obtained through a such a program. It prepares youth around the world for their future in agriculture and gives them the advantage of advanced training in the field. I know that the future of agriculture relies on me, and because of this I will be the best I can be through the FFA