Agriculture and FFA Update
Audrey Herbst

Little River Ag classes and FFA have been busy.  We are currently doing a unit on leadership in all the Intro to Ag classes.  It has been fun exploring the different leadership styles and historical leaders.  In Animal Sci. we are in the middle of a poultry unit and learning about the reproductive systems of chickens.  In Plant and Soil science we are introducing agronomy. I recently had the privilege of attending selection day.  Selection day is where the Ag instructors from the south central district select district officers and state officer candidates as well as district proficiency award winners.  Students and I were also able to attend the annual spring wind energy day at Cloud County Community College. It was a great learning experience where students got to see how windmill blades are repaired and see drones fly that are used to check windmills.  The wind energy program at Cloud is a great one offering many opportunities for employment out of the program. The program has a 100% job placement record resulting from this high demand industry.

There are many exciting things coming up including Leaders Lab March 15-16th in Junction City.  During Leaders Lab members have an opportunity to network with others from across the state and go through workshops with professional facilitators on important topics such as goal setting, time management, and communication. The atmosphere of Leader Lab allows for members to be engaged at all times, while actively participating in the workshops. Members learn a lot in a short amount of time that they are able to take back to their chapters.

We also have contests coming up including as Agronomy contest in Marion March 28th, Livestock judging in Hutchinson April 11th.  We are also looking to have our 1st annual FFA banquet date TBD. Thanks for all your continued support.

Mr. Wohler