The Rising Sun

The official monthly publication of the Wauseon FFA Chapter

October 2016

In This Issue:

Inaugural SAE Fair is Big Succes

After the September FFA meeting, members enjoyed a buffet of finger foods and a Supervised Agricultural Experience Fair where senior Ag Business class members and others exhibited posters detailing their SAE projects. As members learned, SAEs serve as an opportunity for members to learn work skills and serve their communities. Projects are practically endless. Members work for paid employment hours and volunteer service hours. The SAE Fair served as a big success, especially for our newer members.
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The chapter will be featured in the Thursday, September 22, 2016 edition of The Fulton County Expositor. All articles can be found for free online at
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2016-2017 Chapter Officer Team

Pictured (from left) is: Hannah Richer, Student Adviser; Kennedy Gebhart, Secretary; Julie Kahrs, Vice President; Cory Johnson. Reporter; Conner Johnson, Treasurer; Mac Warncke, Sentinel; and Grant Suntken, President

Meeting Notes

At the September 20th meeting, members approved:

  • A motion to help with the Primary School Fall Fest on October 27th with a budget of $100.

  • A motion to have a Feed the Farmers event on October 12, 2016.

  • A motion to attend National FFA Convention October 19-22, 2016.

  • A motion to have a Clean the Woods Day on September 29th.

  • A motion to have Food for America on October 6th with a budget of $150.

(Please note: These are not the official meeting minutes certified by the President and Secretary).

National FFA Connvention & Expo

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8am to Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 1:30pm

500 South Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, IN

Most general sessions can also be found live on RFD-TV.

Soils Team is State Bound!

Recently both our Rural and Urban Soils Teams competed at the Fulton County and District 1 competitions. At the county level, both teams placed fourth.

At the district level, the Rural Soils Team of Elliott Bingham, Everett Bueter, Conner Johnson, Austin Schuette, and Mac Warncke placed first as a team; while Johnson took first, Bingham took fourth, Bueter took ninth, Schuette took twelfth, and Warncke took fourteenth place for individual scores, respectively. 149 individuals making up 22 teams competed overall.

The Urban Soils Team, made up of Andrew Bailey, Katlyn DeGroff, Conner Klawon, Brady Neifer, Grant Suntken, and Gordie Winland placed tenth at the district tournament, respectively.

Please join us in congratulating both teams and wishing the Rural Soils Team good luck as they compete in the state competition on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in Fairfield County. Go Indians!

Clean The Woods Day

During their class periods on Thursday, September 29th, all Agriculture Education classes assisted in cleaning our woods across from the elementary school, and our barn behind the high school. Thanks to the help from all of our members, everything is much more organized and tidy for future events like Food 4 America!

Call Him Mr. President

Name: Grant Suntken

Office Held: President

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Strawberry

Best FFA Memory: Greenhand Camp

Favorite Quote: "A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame, and a little less than his share of the credit." -John Maxwell

After serving as the 2014-15 Student Advisor and the 2015-16 Reporter, Grant returns to the Officer Team to lead as the President of the Wauseon FFA Chapter. He has earned his Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees; attaining star status for both Greenhand and Chapter and a Gold rated Reporter's Book. You can find him out in the community with the Trinity Lutheran Church youth group, National Honor Society, and at his job with Ace Hardware. A two time attendant of the Washington Leadership Conference, Grant is excited to serve and mentor our younger members in the FFA.

Did You Know?

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This year's Fulton County Fair featured 108 food vendors, 7,013 entries, 40,000 milkshakes sold, and 285, 794 total attendees!

Food 4 America

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 8:30am

950 East Oak Street

Wauseon, OH

Don't miss this opportunity to teach about the fundamentals of agriculture to our local 3rd and 4th grade classes: the future of our organization! FFA members will be dismissed from school for the entire day, receive points, and enjoy a potluck lunch!

About Us

The Wauseon Agriculture Education program is a unique program in the high school in that it is comprised of three integral components: classroom instruction, affiliation with the National FFA Organization, and a Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) Program. Each of these components is important to the student's success in the program. The Wauseon Ag. Ed. Department is state certified to provide courses in Agricultural Sciences, Production Agriculture and Agricultural Business.

FFA Mission Statement

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Chapter leadership is provided by our two advisors, hired by the Board of Education, and the student officers, elected yearly by the chapter's members.

The Rising Sun is managed by the Chapter Reporter and reviewed by the advisors. The goal of this publication is to keep current and former Wauseon FFA members and supporters informed about student activity and opportunities, while staying in good taste with FFA values and the code of conduct set forth by the Wauseon Exempted Village School District.