Plano FFA Update

April 15, 2019

NEW INFORMATION

End of the Year Banquet Slide Show

Chloe Frohock will be compiling pictures for this year's banquet slide show. The slide show typically plays while everyone eats at the banquet. If you have pictures from this past year at FFA events or FFA members in ag classes, please e-mail Chloe by 4/29.


E-mail pics to chloefrohock@yahoo.com

Attention Seniors

Send 5 pictures of your life (birth to now) to chloefrohock@yahoo.com. Also, provide the college you will be attending and your degree. These pictures will be featured at the banquet.


If you wish to say a senior speech at the banquet e-mail Shalley.Boles@pisd.edu your speech. (3 minute maximum)


These items are due 4/29.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2019-2020 Plano FFA Officer Selection

March 28th information was emailed to members about the selection process for 2019-2020 Plano FFA Officer. Please click the link below for more information.


Pay special attention to deadlines / dates as these are firm.

Area CDE Contests

This week our CDE teams will compete in the Area V CDE Contests. Good luck to our teams & students competing. Top placing teams will advance to state!!!


Tuesday: Floriculture, Nursery/Landscape, Poultry, Vet Science

Wednesday: Entomology, Horse

HFM Spring Fest

Saturday, April 20th

Heritage Farmstead Museum


Each year our FFA members volunteer at this HFM event. The community comes out for egg hunts, photos with farm animals, and other fun events on the farm. Please sign up if you want to help out with this event. (You will get to take all the cute baby lamb pics you want!!!)

April FFA Meeting

Monday, April 29th

6:00 PM

Pinstack - 6205 Dallas Parkway


Cost $12

Includes: Pizza & drinks. One hour of bowling & arcades.

Payment must be made BEFORE the meeting. Payment options include: PayPal, dropping money off in the Booster Club mailbox at PSHS.


RSVP by 4/17

Student Award Applications

At the FFA Banquet we honor our honor working FFA members that have excelled in various categories. Students wishing to be considered for an award, should complete the application below and turn in no later than 4:15 PM Tuesday, April 30th.


Outstanding Freshman Member

Outstanding Sophomore Member

Outstanding Junior Member

Outstanding Senior Member


Outstanding Jr FFA Member: Division I

Outstanding Jr FFA Member: Division II


Outstanding Lamb Showmen

Outstanding Goat Showmen

Outstanding Pig Showmen

Outstanding Ag Mech Showmen

Outstanding Rabbit Showmen


MAKE A COPY OF THE APPLICATION & SAVE TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE - DO NOT WRITE ON THE APPLICATION LINKED BELOW!

Outstanding Student Application

Livestock / Ag Mechanics / Floral Division

District 7 Meeting

Tuesday, April 30th

5:30 PM

PSHS


Students planning to run for FFA officer and current officers are required to attend this meeting.

All actively involved FFA members (especially those on a CDE team) are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will vote for the 2019-2020 District 7 officer team & have the district speaking contest.

Official dress required.


RSVP by 4/16

End-of-the-Year Plano FFA Banquet

Tuesday, May 7th

6:00 PM

Haggard Party Barn

Tickets: $10 (payable at the 4/28 FFA meeting or by PayPal)



All actively involved FFA members will be recognized for their participation this school year and the 2019-2020 FFA officers will be inducted into office.


Parents are strongly encouraged to join their students.

Members should wear official dress, if you have it.

Parents/guests attire: Sunday dress


Applications are available for the special awards that will be given out at the banquet.

Big picture

Area V Convention

Monday, May 13th


Current FFA officers, incoming FFA officers, and all actively invovled FFA members should attend the Area V Convention. Hannah Stanley will represent our chapter in the area talent contest, we will elect the 2019-2020 Area V officer team, and see who will be running for Area V Texas FFA Officer.

Official dress required. Students will miss the entire day of school.


RSVP by 4/28

Texas FFA State Convention Informational Meeting

Tuesday, May 14th

6:00 PM

PSHS Lecture Hall


Incoming officers are required to attend the State Convention.

All actively involved FFA members are encouraged to attend this fun-filled week!


Dates of Convention: July 15-19

Location: Ft Worth

We will travel in a school bus with Plano West & Plano East FFA members, stay in a hotel, tour businesses in Ft Worth, and make friends across the state of Texas!!!

Courtesy Corp at State Convention

Attention: Active FFA members attending State Convention

The Courtesy Corps is comprised of current FFA members who help with various parts of state convention. These tasks can range from helping at guest registration to helping members find their seats on the arena floor. This experience allows you to see the inner workings of convention that you might miss by just being an attendee.


If you are interested in applying, complete this form asap:

Lamb & Goat Show Program Informational Meeting

Tuesday, May 15th

6:30 PM
PSHS Lecture Hall


Students and parents interested in purchasing a lamb or goat during the summer for the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

REPEATED INFORMATION

CDE Travel Information

If your student is participating in our CDE teams, please make sure to have the contest dates marked on your calendar. More information can be found here:

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are a list of a few great agriculture learning opportunities for the summer. Plano FFA does not coordinate any of these events. We just want to provide you with a few ways to expand your agriculture education. These opportunities are mostly open to current sophomores and juniors, but each one varies.


Texas Youth Cattle Conference-Deadline March 8th

http://texasbeefcheckoff.com/texasyouth


Texas A&M Veterinary Enrichment Camp-Deadline to apply March 3rd

http://vetmed.tamu.edu/bims/future/veterinary-enrichment-camp


Oklahoma State University Agriculture Camps- Deadlines Vary

Equine Education Extravangza, Future Agricultural Education Teachers Academy

https://academicaffairs.okstate.edu/content/summer-camps


Texas Brigades-Wildlife Camps (affiliated with Texas Parks & Wildlife-Deadline March 15th

https://www.texasbrigades.org/applications/


Cornell University Veterinary Explorations Program-Deadline May 3

https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/education/doctor-veterinary-medicine/prospective-students/high-school-students/summer-program


Texas A&M Horse Judging Camp

https://animalscience.tamu.edu/horsejudgingcamp/


Texas A&M Poultry Science Camp

https://posc.tamu.edu/texas-agrilife-poultry-extension-specialists/poultry-institute-for-youth/


Tufts University Veterinary Science Camp

http://vetsites.tufts.edu/avm/programs/high-school-program/


Wildlife Conservation Camp

http://www.wildlifecamptx.org/


North Carolina State Ag Camps-Vet, Horticulture, Livestock, Etc

https://cals.ncsu.edu/students/my-path-to-cals/summer-programs/

FFA OFFICIAL DRESS

FFA members that are planning to be very actively involved should consider ordering an FFA jacket and scarf (females) or tie (males). Students will wear official dress to the following events:

-National FFA Convention

-Texas FFA State Convention

-District & Area meetings / banquets / conventions

-Leadership Development Event (LDEs) contests

-End of the Year Plano FFA Banquet

COMMUNICATION

Remind Text Messages

Text @planoffa to 81010


All members and parents should sign up to receive FFA text messages.

Google Calendar

www.google.com/calendar or CalenMob app using a PISD login


*Request calendar access by sending the PISD username to Shalley.Boles@pisd.edu

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Upcoming FFA Meetings

Tuesday, May 7 - FFA Banquet - Haggard Party Barn - 6 PM

Team Try-Outs

If you currently are receiving accommodations for a disability under Section 504 or Special Education and believe you need an accommodation in order to have equal access to participate in tryouts/activity, please let the advisor in charge know as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours before the tryouts are scheduled.