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Banquet 2018

On Tuesday, May 15th, the Armstrong FFA hosted their annual banquet in the high school cafeteria and it was a great success! We had a lot of supporters come and witness the students be recognized for all of their hard work over this past year. We are very excited for how well the year went and are looking forward to next year. Thank you to all of those who came out and supported us, our organization would not be possible without you.

FFA Farm Plot

We owe a big thank you to Mark Pflugmacher, Michael Schluter, Stutsman Ag and Illini FS for making an FFA Plot possible for our chapter. Last week members, who are apart of our Farm Management Team, helped run the vacuums while Mr. Schluter planted multiple different varieties of corn in our plot! Can’t wait to monitor it over the summer!

 

Safety Day

A couple of our members volunteered their time at the Vermilion County Fairgrounds where they helped Carle facilitate a Farm Safety Day for the local grade schools. Cheyenne and Katelyn led an activity for the students while Aidan and Zach were the muscle and help behind the scenes!

 

Busy Weekend!

The past weekend the Armstrong FFA members kept busy! Held their first plant sale, cleaned up our adopted highway AND help an FFA fun night at the high school. It was all a blast!

PLANT SALE!

Our first plant sale starts TOMORROW!! Make sure you come out to support the Armstrong FFA and Horticulture class and see the results of their hard work over this past semester.

Prices:

4″ pots = $3

6″ pots = $4

4 packs = $4

Handing baskets and Standing pots = $15

May 4th: 11am-2pm

May 5th: 10am-4pm

May 6th: 12pm-4pm

Hope to see you there!

State Proficiency Winner

*Late Post*

On Saturday, March 24th, Noah Mockbee competed with his record book at the State Proficiency Award Contest. The best part? HE WON.

Noah Mockbee is the Forest Management and Products State Proficiency Award Winner! It is well deserved after all of the hard work he has put into his tree service as well as his record book!

He will be recognized at the 2018 State FFA Convention this summer in Springfield, IL. Congrats Noah!

Armstrong FFA Alumni Meeting

Our Next FFA Alumni Meeting is on May 8th at 7pm in the High School Ag Shop! Hope to see you all there!

Remember: You don’t have to be an alumni of FFA or Armstrong High School, just have to be out of high school!

Greenhouse Update!

The Armstrong FFA along with the Horticulture classes will be hosting the first annual plant sale on May 5th, 6th and 7th. Please see attached flyer for the times and variety of plants and vegetables! This even in open to the community and hope to see you all there!

FFA Banquet – May 15th

The Armstrong FFA is hosting their annual FFA Banquet on May 15th at 6pm in the High School Cafeteria. This banquet is open to the community, the parents and most importantly the students. We will be serving spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and a variety of desserts; drinks will be water and lemonade. We will be recognizing all of the student’s hard work throughout the year, community donors, inducting the new officers and handing out senior scholarships. Hope to see many of you there to help support and celebrate our FFA members!

RSVP to Miss Foran at 217-569-2122 or sforan@aths225.org

Thanks!

CRAZY Week for the Armstrong FFA!

The Armstrong FFA had a CRAZY week last week. On Wednesday, Cheyenne Cade participated in the Envirothon in Arthur, IL where her team placed 3rd overall. That night Cheyenne Cade, Carla Gann and Jerid Myler volunteered their time to work at the Rantoul Food Pantry helping restock their storage room. Thursday was the DACC Ag Day where the Armstrong FFA was in charge of running the petting zoo for all of the youngsters to enjoy. Then on Friday we hosted our own petting zoo and Ag day at the Armstrong Township High School. There, we had the petting zoo out in the bus barn as well as AGtivities in the classrooms where the students rotated through to learn about chickens and soil. The Introduction to Agriculture class was in charge of planning and running those AGtivities for the grade school students, and they did a fantastic job! Big thanks to those students and their parents who brought their animals in to be a part of our petting zoo! What a great week to be a part of the Armstrong FFA!