What is Plano Junior FFA?
Who can be a Junior FFA member?
Any student in grades 3-8 that is zoned to attend Plano Senior High School.
What is available to Junior FFA members?
-Learn about agriculture
-Develop speaking skills
-Create friendships with students with similar interests
-Big Brother/Little Sister program with 9-12 FFA members
Below will go into greater detail of the various projects offered to students. Remember, the great thing about the Jr. FFA program is that you can choose to be part of every opportunity we offer or simply pick and choose what works best for your schedule and/or level of interest.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS
Ag Mechanics/Shop Projects
Shelby Wheeler works with students wishing to create a small wood project (ie: shelf to hang on the wall, small table, stool, etc.) to show at the Collin County Show. Students with resources at home are welcome to complete the project on their own.
Time involved: Based on difficulty of project
Cost: Student is responsible for all lumber
For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby Sandifeer will offer small arrangements that students can create at Jr. FFA meetings. The actual arrangement that will be made for the Collin County Show must be constructed 100% by the student (with limited parental assistance) at home.
Time involved: Purchasing supplies a couple days in advance of show & creating design the night before the show.
Cost: Student is responsible for all costs associated with design.
For more information, e-mail: email@example.com
All Agriculture Science Teachers work with the livestock show projects. The advisors select your animal and will provide all transportation needed, along with instruction of daily care. Students/families are 100% responsible for all financial costs associated with the animal project, as well as feeding/caring for the animal twice daily.
-Market Lambs & Goats
-Breeding Sheep & Goats
Please read the descriptions below to see if livestock projects would be an area of possible interest for your student.
Your market lamb/goat would be a wether (castrated male). He would be shown at the Collin County Show. Then, would either be shown at the San Antonio Livestock Show in February OR the Houston Livestock Show the week following Spring Break. All market lambs/goats would be sold (& stay) at San Antonio or Houston.
Length of project:
Purchase -- June - October
Ends -- mid February OR mid March
Market lambs/goats could possibly be housed at the Heritage Farmstead Museum or the PISD project center near Clark Stadium.
-20 minutes to feed before school
-Evening feed can be completed in 20 minutes as well. Although, at least 3 days a week student will need to walk lamb/goat for 20 minutes.
*Requires more time than a pig.
*Plano's most popular animal project.
Your pig would be a barrow (castrated male). He would be shown at the Collin County Show. Then, would be shown at the San Antonio Show (mid-February) OR Houston Livestock Show (the week of Spring Break). All pigs will be sold (& stay) at San Antonio OR Houston.
Length of project:
Purchase -- mid-September - early-mid November
Ends -- mid February - mid March
Pigs would be housed at the PISD project center near Clark Stadium & arrive at the beginning of November.
-10 minutes to feed before school
-Evening feeding can be completed in 10 minutes as well. Although, at least 3 days a week student will need to walk pig for 20 minutes.
*Requires less time than a market lamb/goat.
*2nd most popular animal project behind lambs/goats.
Who to contact
Clark High School
Vines High School