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Chapter Visit

Thank you to the Illinois State FFA Secretary, Miriam Hoffman and the Section 18 President, Daniel Bass for doing a chapter visit with the Basic Ag Mechanics class. They learned about goal setting as well as re-evaluating those goals when they do not work out as planned. The students had a blast and learned a lot!

Tractor Safety CDE

Congratulations to the Armstrong FFA Tractor Safety CDE Team for their 1st place finish last night!

Four students competed in the competition where they had to back a 4 wheel rack and a 2 wheel rack through 2 separate obstacle courses, take a test about tractors and their safety and identify 10 different safety hazards on a tractor.

Individually, we had 3 students place in the top 10!

Dylan Knight placed 1st

Marshall Gudauskas placed 3rd

Luke Gordon placed 10th

Great job to those boys and the rest of the team!

A special thanks to Chuck, Kenny and the I & I Tractor Club for hosting us as well as well as providing the tractors and wagons for the competition!

Beginning of the year cookout!

This past Thursday, Ms. Gann graciously hosted the Armstrong FFA beginning of the year cookout. We had new members, existing members and their parents join us in kicking off the school year. The officers filled everyone in on what FFA was all about and what we would be participating in this year. Everyone enjoyed the food, as well as the outdoor games that were set up. We are looking forward to a great year!

FFA Leadership Camp

Last week, 4 of our members attended the Illinois State FFA Leadership Camp at Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. There, they learned what it meant to be a true leader as well as how to lead by example. They participated in team building activities, training, challenge course and met many new individuals. The students had time to reflect on themselves and their chapter. We are all so excited for them to bring what they learned to our chapter. This is one of Miss Foran’s favorite time of year, and now, it is theirs as well!! Check out our Facebook page for more pics!

Officer Retreat

More challenges for the officers! Set up camp, build a fire, prepare their dinners, untangle themselves and learn more about each other!!  Officer retreat 2018 is a blast so far!The officer retreat the students teamed up with other schools from Section 18 to work on their leadership skills. They participated in the challenge course at Allerton Park and went over what it meant to be a great leader and how they can take these skills back to their own chapters. 2018 officer retreat was a success! Excited for them to be the leaders of the Armstrong FFA!

State Convention

Two weeks ago, 9 students and Miss Foran traveled to the BOS Convention Center in Springfield, IL for the 90th annual State Convention! We enjoyed sessions where the chapter was recognized for the Bronze award for their National Chapter Award as well as Noah Mockbee getting recognized for his State Proficiency Award for his Tree Service. It was a great trip!

CASE Curriculum Training for Agricultural Science Education

While the students have been enjoying their summer’s, Miss Foran has been at Kansas State University for 10 days taking a CASE Curriculum Training for Agricultural Science Education. She has learned a TON and cannot wait to implement the new curriculum in her classes next year!


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!