BG FFA wraps up another school year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:01
The Bowling Green FFA kept busy during the last two months of school with activities to wrap up another successful year for the BG FFA membership.
BG FFA had a delegation attend the District 1 FFA officer training and banquet hosted by Otsego FFA at Nazareth Hall. There are 29 FFA chapters which comprise District 1. Newly elected officers received training on their individual office responsibilities from students at Ohio State University.
This is a great leadership opportunity for the officers as well as providing for collaboration among FFA chapters. Following the officer training, members attended the banquet where district contest winners, top officers, and state degrees were recognized. More than 100 different awards were presented to the 250 FFA members in attendance.
The FFA Annual Spring Breakfast was held May 15. FFA officers arrived at 5:45am to start cooking for the 7:00am arrival of administrators, faculty, and staff. The past and newly installed officers served up pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, bagels, and drinks. This appreciation breakfast was enjoyed by all! In all, 60 pounds of sausage, 60 pounds of pancake mix, 30 pounds of fruit and 12 dozen eggs were served.
The FFA members have been busy with projects to benefit community organizations.
On April 9, FFA members spent the day packaging thousands of tree seedlings for the Wood County Soil and Water Conservation District. The SWCD sells these to community members to aid in conservation. Every FFA member helped to complete this large task and saves the SWCD many man hours by volunteering our time. FFA members also planted our 72 square foot community garden. Members planted a variety of vegetables including turnips, carrots, beets, radishes, onions, and green beans. FFA members will tend and harvest the garden over the summer. All produce harvested will be donated to the Christian Food Pantry.
Also planted were the 24 flower boxes that will be displayed at the Wood County Fairgrounds this summer. Also for the fairgrounds, the FFA members built and constructed eight picnic tables to provide seating to fairgoers during the fair and during the tractor pull.
BG FFA members have been busy making this happen.
The regular May FFA meeting was held on May 20 in the Ag classroom. The newly installed officer team conducted the meeting. Kristen Bechstein, treasurer of the BG FFA Alumni and Friends Chapter presented five scholarships to seniors. The money was raised from the "Silent Auction" held at the BG FFA Annual Banquet. The recipients were Henry Apple, Nick Brennan, Natalie Carpenter, Abri Dubler, and Nathan Hoverson.
Officer reports were given followed by a report from the Junior Fair Board. New business included sponsoring a float and king and queen candidates for the fair. Henry Apple and Amanda Barndt will represent the chapter for King and Queen. The membership also approved sending the officers on a officer retreat and volunteering at the Downtown BG Farmer's Market.
Following adjournment, FFA members enjoyed ice cream for refreshments and played softball.

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