September Newsletter

"Wherever corn grows and FFA members meet...."

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Record books! Record books! Record books!

Record books are vital for FFA members success!! I will provide record book help to students (grades 8-12) during lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays, and after school by appointment. If you are wanting to apply for your Lone Star Degree and/or scholarships for the 2019-2020 year, do not wait until the last minute to complete your record book.

October FFA Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 6pm

Miller Grove School, Cumby, TX, USA

Cumby, TX

The October FFA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the MG Ag Shop. There will be a Costume Contest for kids! Prizes for the best costume in the Junior Division (grade K-5), Intermediate (grade 6-8) and Senior (grade 9-12).

There will be a parent meeting about the Miller Grove Livestock Show during the FFA meeting.

Meat Sale Fund Raiser Due October 9th

The meat sale brochures have gone home with students! All orders are due back Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Payment is due at the time of order. Make checks payable to Miller Grove FFA.

If you have a Jr FFA member and would like a meat sale brochure, please email me and I will send one to the elementary school for them.

Texas FFA Officers are coming to Miller Grove!!!!

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The Texas FFA State Officer Traveling Team will be visiting Miller Grove FFA on Monday, October 14th from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. The travel team consists of Texas FFA President, Carlye Winfrey, and 1st Vice President, Calvin Morgan. Our Area VI Vice President, Tracy Branch, will be here as well. This presentation is for all students grades 8-12, faculty, parents and community supporters.

**Visitors, please check-in at the office prior to coming to the gym.**

~Important FFA Dates~

September 20 - Deadline to pay for FFA Membership and t-shirt order forms due

September 20 - MAJOR SHOW Broilers Orders due

September 20 - MAJOR SHOW Swine Tag Orders due

September 23 - Red River Valley Creed & Public Speaking Contest

September 25 - Red River Valley Cutting Torch Contest

October 1 - FFA Meeting @ 6:00 pm

October 9 - Meat Sale Orders Due

October 7 - State Fair Livestock Judging Contest

October 14 - FFA State Officer Visit

**October 14** (NEW DATE) - County Steer & County/State Heifer Validation @ 6-7 pm

October 22 - Major Show Entry Night @ 5:30-7:30 pm

October 24 - County/State Lamb & Goat Validation @5:30 pm at Civic Center

October 24 - Miller Grove Fall Carnival

October 31 - TAMU-Commerce LDE Contest

November 5 - FFA Meeting @ 6:00 pm

November 5 - Alba-Golden LDE Contest

November 7 - Paris District LDE Contest

November 20 - Area VI LDE Contest

November 22 - NETLA Pig Tag Orders & NETLA Broiler Orders Due


Saturday, Jan. 11th 2020 at 7am

4761 Farm to Market Road 1563

Wolfe City, TX

We have a confirmed date for the Miller Grove FFA Livestock Show! It will be Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie, TX. Last year we had 221 cattle, hog, lambs and goats exhibited at our show! The 2020 show is going to be BIGGER & BETTER!

The goal of the MGLS is to be a scholarship show for our FFA members that graduate and have received their FFA Lonestar Degree. We will have a MGLS parent meeting during the October 1st FFA meeting! We need lots of parent help for this event..... so please come and sign up to help at the show!!!

Livestock Announcements

Animal Shopping

Shopping is underway for PIGS, SHEEP, GOATS, HEIFERS & CHICKENS! If you need assistance finding a livestock project, let Mrs. Martin know!

Northeast Texas Livestock Association Show - February 27-29, 2020

NETLA Entry Forms are available on the Miller Grove FFA website.

**Quality Counts**

**REMINDER** If you are going to show a livestock project at any major show or NETLA, you must have an up-to-date Quality Counts number PRIOR to turning in entries and/or tag-in.

If your child completed QC last year, but has moved up a division in grade (Junior grade 3-5, Intermediate (grade 6-8) and Senior (grade 9-12), they will need to renew their QC number. I can't pull kids out of class to complete this, but they are welcome to come in before/after school and lunch (grades 6-12) to work on it.

For more info, see Mrs. Martin. Don't wait until the last minute to complete this.

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If you want to order broilers (chickens) for San Antonio Stock Show, Houston Livestock Show and/or Rodeo Austin, have your child pick up an order form from Mrs. Martin. Orders are due Friday, September 20th. **THIS IS NOT FOR NETLA/HOPKINS CO SHOW**

NETLA Broiler Orders Due Friday, November 22, 2019. Tentative NETLA broiler pick-up date scheduled for January 16, 2020. More information coming soon.


If you want to show swine at the spring major shows (Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Austin), you must order tags by Friday, September 20th. Tags are $15.00 each. **THIS IS NOT FOR NETLA/HOPKINS CO SHOW**

NETLA Swine Tag Orders Due Friday, November 22, 2019.

NETLA Validation Dates

**DATE CHANGE** NETLA Steer & NETLA/State Heifer Validation is Monday, OCTOBER 14th @ 6-7 pm at Cattlemens Vet Clinic. This will be COUNTY ONLY steers and STATE/COUNTY heifers.

NETLA/State Lamb & Goat Validation is Thursday, October 24th @ 5:30 pm at the Civic Center.

Please contact me at least 1 week in advance if you need transportation to validations.

Dairy Show

At the September NETLA meeting, they talked about that there will be some changes coming to the Hopkins Co. Dairy Show in June. They are looking at possibly going to a futurity style show. I will let you know as soon as I know specifics.

Hopkins Co. Dairy Festival ~ June 12-20, 2020

Dairy Show ~ June 13, 2020

Major Show Entry Night

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 5:30pm

Miller Grove School, Cumby, TX, USA

Cumby, TX

Major Show Entry Night is Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 5:30-7:30 pm. Parents and students are REQUIRED to attend if they want to show at any of the spring major shows (Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, Austin, Rio Grande Valley, etc). Entry fees are due at entry night.