FFA members advance to state The Elida FFA parliamentary procedure teams competed in the District IV contests at Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday. The Chapter team (Beuford Criswell, Rachel Cox, Kaylee Tibbs, Kevin Yager, Kris Yager, and Shealton Veo) placed first and qualified for state finals. The Greenhand team (Kayla Summers, Tayler Fraze, Kellie […]
Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel throughout the country […]
Several Dora FFA students placed at the New Mexico State Fair. Winners were: • Kaly Cone — reserve grand champion steer, junior steer showmanship award; • Koby Cone — grand champion supreme heifer, senior heifer showmanship award, second in calf scramble plus $400 scholarship; • Gowan Hays — champion spot pig, reserve champion cross pig; […]
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Junior rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals next week are sponsored entirely by local businesses and individuals and the Clovis Curry County Chamber says contributions are still needed. The finals are July 20-24 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information on […]
FFA News Kit Pettigrew, sponsor of the Dora Future Farmers of America, is proud of the FFA teams representing Dora at the judging contest in Las Cruces, held March 11-12. Dora teams took the sweepstakes competition, with the following finishes: First place, Dairy, Land; second place, Home Site, Pasture & Range, Dairy Foods; third place, […]
FFA schedule • Today: Practice 4-7 p.m. for Entomology, FBM, Dairy Foods teams • Wednesday: Practice 4-7 p.m. for Livestock, Ag Mech teams • Thursday: Practice 4-7 p.m. for Crops teams • Friday: Teams leave at 1 p.m. for contest in Las Cruces; return Saturday around 9 p.m. • Sunday: Practice 1-5 p.m. for Dairy […]
Argen Duncan Local FFA members recently stepped into national events, and in some cases, the national spotlight. Texico, Elida and Dora students participated in the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, and Texico FFA members competed in the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo. Both events were in late October. Texico FFA adviser Tod […]
Portales FFA Chapter is the home of a New Mexico State Officer for the first time in about 11 years. Kayla Hight, of the Portales Chapter, was elected District IV President at the New Mexico State FFA Convention, held in Las Cruces, May 31 – June 3, 2010. District IV is compromised of FFA Chapters […]
Dora FFA topped the FFA chapters in New Mexico last week, taking home the championship Production Sweepstakes from the state FFA contest. The contest and awards were Tuesday through Friday in Las Cruces. Dora had 27 competitors out of a total of 1,705. On their return from winning the state championship, the FFA students had […]
Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State FFA President Ryan Best, an Elida native, is to participate in the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif., as part of the first-ever national FFA organization’s float in the event, according to a news release. Best, along with FFA presidents from all 50 states, Puerto […]
Freedom New Mexico Area agriculture programs and Future Farmers of America chapters are beginning their fundraising with fruit and meat sales. Clovis FFA advisor Mark Runyan said the sales start this week and go through Nov. 18. Programs in Melrose, Grady, Texico, Clovis and Portales will be selling the products. All area FFA programs collect […]
By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer As the new state FFA president, an Elida High School graduate is aiming to make a positive difference in others’ lives and go on to national FFA office. Ryan Best, Elida’s valedictorian this year, was elected in June to his new office at the 81st Annual New Mexico State […]
The Floyd FFA chapter held its annual banquet in the school gym rather than the cafeteria, where it had been held before.
By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped 74 FFA chapters from around New Mexico with their agriculture-related evaluation skills. Twenty-three Melrose students won the 2009 New Mexico FFA Production Sweepstakes at the state Career Development Competition April 1-3 in Las Cruces. Dora FFA came in […]
By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of dirt at their school, and that helped them take first place in the homesite evaluation competition at the New Mexico State FFA Career Development competition. The DHS homesite evaluation team — consisting of Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler — […]
FFA takes second place in sweepstakes Congratulations are in order for FFA sponsor Kit Pettigrew and the Dora FFA teams, for their placings at State FFA last week.
FFA resultsCongratulations to FFA sponsor, Kit Pettigrew, and his judging teams for their wins at the recent contest in Roswell.
FFA practice schedule • Monday – Dairy, 1-5 p.m. • Tuesday – Crops, 4-7 p.m. • Wednesday – Livestock, 4-7 p.m. • Thursday – Entomology & Dairy Foods, 4-7 p.m. • Friday – Land & Homesite, 9 am-Noon; Pasture, 1-5 p.m.; Dairy Foods, 5-8 p.m. • Saturday – Contest at Lovington; teams leave Dora at […]
FFA practice schedule• Monday – Dairy, 4-7 p.m.• Tuesday – Crops, 4-7 p.m.• Wednesday – Livestock, 4-7 p.m.• Thursday – Entomology & Dairy Foods, 4-7 p.m.• Friday – No practice; teacher in-service day• Saturday – Contest at Roswell; teams leave Dora at 6 am. Report cardsStudents will receive their report cards this Wednesday.