Monday, February 2, 2015

CV FFA Members Shine at 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Cumberland Valley FFA Members Shine at 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Agriculture takes center stage each year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, held in early January of each year. THis year, the PA Farm Show celebrated its 99th edition and Cumberland Valley FFA's involvement was evident in many departments within the exhibition. 

Cumberland Valley FFA has consistently participated in the Landscape Design contest, where chapters are asked to create a design that is 10’ x 15’ in size. CV’s Plant Science & Landscape Design class met the challenge and created an engaging landscape design. Students enrolled in Plant Science also created several Horticulture Exhibits that were showcased the entire week.

Additionally, FFA members experienced widespread success in the show ring with their market and breeding livestock projects. With entries coming from across the Commonwealth, exhibitors bring the ‘best of the best’ to compete for top honors.

 Finally, FFA members are able to compete in contests just for FFA chapters within the state of Pennsylvania. CV FFA qualified for the Ag Safety Quizbowl Competition (by placing 4th at Ag Progress Days in August) and had an excellent showing in a competitive field. Members also created a Career Connections Video with the help of CV Alumni about the requirements needed to gain a job within the Food Products and Processing pathway.

To read the full update, please visit this link, Cumberland Valley FFA Newsletters, and click on "2015 Farm Show Update."


22 First-Year members received their FFA Jacket as part of the 
Pennsylvania FFA Alumni Jacket Campaign. Congratulations to all jacket recipients!

Nick Crain, CV's 2015 Keystone Degree Recipient, poses with the 1st year
jacket recipients at the Mid-Winter Convention.

Several students entered Horticulture exhibits into the FFA divisions offered
at the PA Farm Show. Abby Klinger's miniature landscape received "Best of Show"

CV's Plant Science class designed, planned, and implemented a landscape in the
annual competition. This year's theme was "Native Plants." The display
placed 4th.

Several students exhibited livestock in the Youth Market Divisions. 4 qualified for
the Youth Sale of Champions by placing in the top 5 of their respective weight classes.
Megan (in blue) and Paige (in plaid) show their market goats in Lightweight Division I.

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