SCW FFA Chapter Newsletter

Volume 2: Issue 2

It's That Time of Year Again!

Fruit, meat, cheese and butterbraid sales are upon us once again this year. SCW FFA members will be selling items pictured below and more throughout the month of October! If you would like to order, please get in contact with a SCW FFA member or jessica.ronning@k12.sd.us.


Thank you for your support!

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SCW FFA Halloween Carnival

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 4-6pm

40405 South Dakota 34

Artesian, SD

Join the fun as the SCW FFA members take kids through the haunted house and play fun games. There will be crafts and prizes as well!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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332 FFA JACKETS AWARDED TO MEMBERS BY SOUTH DAKOTA FFA FOUNDATION

Bath, SD (October 1, 2019) - To its owner, the FFA jacket is a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization - a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy. This fall 332 South Dakota FFA members from 63 chapters, will receive their own FFA jackets through the SD FFA Foundation Blue Jackets Bright Futures FFA Jacket Program - carrying forward that long-standing tradition of pride, dignity and honor. Jackets were sponsored by various individuals through the SD FFA Foundation program, welcoming new members into the fabric of FFA. FFA members filled out the Blue Jackets Bright Futures FFA Jacket Program application, answering four short essay questions about their FFA experience and goals, competing to earn their own FFA jacket instead of purchasing one. 2019 SCW FFA recipients are Brooklyn Johnson, Kaden Nicholson, Michael Hoffman and Sidney Salas.



“The blue jacket is a symbolic piece of our organization. This program enables our organization to truly be open to all students, regardless of financial situation. Putting my jacket on for the first time is something I will always treasure and remember because it symbolizes the moment I opened a door bursting with new opportunities. Little did I realize how many experiences and memories will forever be engrained into that corduroy. As a jacket recipient through this program, I am incredibly thankful for the sponsors who also believe in the power of the jacket and the opportunities that it brings members like me.” Sadie Vander Wal, State Reporter, from Brentford.

When students join the FFA, they typically purchase or borrow jackets to compete in the many Career Development Events offered through FFA. The jacket is their team "uniform" to be worn at all official FFA events. The blue corduroy FFA jacket has been the status symbol of the national FFA organization since 1933, when delegates to the national convention voted to make the jacket part of the organization's official attire, thus creating the long standing tradition.


Individuals and businesses interested in sponsoring an FFA jacket for a SD FFA member should contact Gerri Ann Eide, SD FFA Foundation Executive Director at 605-765-4865 or gerri@sdffafoundation.org. Sponsorships are $75 per jacket.


The SD FFA Foundation is proud to support Agricultural Education and the FFA's mission to make a difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about the South Dakota FFA Foundation and South Dakota's FFA programs, visit www.sdffafoundation.org or like us on facebook.

South Dakota State FFA Officers Visit SCW FFA

SD State FFA President, Shelby Ruland and SD State FFA Sentinel, Sami Wiseman visited the 8th Grade Ag and Intro to AFNR classes on Monday, October 7th. Shelby and Sami led a workshop for the students to learn more about the opportunities in FFA.
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Jackrabbit Invite

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 8am

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA

Brookings, SD

Students will compete in Leadership Development Events such as the FFA Creed, Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Ag Issues, Ag Sales and Employment Skills.

District IV LDE's

Monday, Nov. 18th, 2pm

1800 East Spruce Street

Mitchell, SD

Students will compete in LDE's, this is a state qualifying event.

Meet Miss. Ronning

I am excited to start my 2nd year at Sanborn Central/Woonsocket teaching agriculture education and advising FFA. Overall, this is my 5th year of teaching - I taught two years in Freeman, one year in Montana and now I absolutely love teaching at SCW.


I grew up on a farm southwest of Alcester, SD on a family farm where we raised corn, soybeans and sheep. I was heavily involved in FFA and 4-H during my younger years.

For those of you who don't know, I live just east of Mitchell and am a crazy dog mama and plant lady! Here is to a great school year! Make sure to check out the SCW Facebook page!