BG FFA raises $50,558 from fruit sale

BG FFA started November with the end of the fruit sale where the total gross amount sold was $50,558.

This is the only fundraiser the chapter does to fund all of the activities that members participate in throughout the year. Members are involved in all aspects of the fundraiser including pricing, marketing, ordering, assembling fruit baskets, sorting, and delivering to customers.

The members of the Animal and Plant Science Class wrapped up their poultry nutrition project by taking their chickens to a local processing plant to be harvested. The members learned how to cut up a whole chicken into its retail parts. The members use this project to illustrate proper nutrition and feeding practices when caring for livestock.

The Food Science team consisting of Eddie Eschedor, Hunter Sockman, Addie Naus, Averie Crawford, Aiden Meyer and Madison Carrillo. The Food Science contest required members to complete a series of practicums such as food sensory evaluation and food analysis as well as complete a group food product development project. The team placed third at the district level, and Eddie Eschedor also placed fourth individually.

Grace O’Connell, Addie Naus, Delanie Jarvi, Peyton Bosworth and Madison Carrillo participated in the Wood County Sub District Job Interview contest. For this contest, members completed a resume, job application, cover letter, a mock job interview and a followup letter.

The chapter had State Treasurer Katie Oestriech from Eastwood visit. During her time at the chapter, each class was able to participate in activities about team building, FFA opportunities and dealing with stress.

At the end of November, the Bowling Green FFA attended a State FFA Leadership Night for area schools hosted by Elmwood High School. Approximately 20 members joined other members from Northwest Ohio schools and participated in a 1-hour leadership workshop. The workshop was presented by 3 State FFA Officers. Members enjoyed pizza after the workshop.

The Bowling Green Agricultural Education Department is a satellite program of Penta Career Center.