Alvin FFA

Weekly Update

Bobby Verdine Open House

MANDATORY BARN CLEAN UP WILL START AT 6 PM ON TUESDAY, THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS FOR THIS BARN CLEAN-UP!!!!!


  • IF YOU THINK YOU NEED TO CLEAN OUT YOUR STALL THEN YOU PROBABLY DO, USE YOUR JUDGEMENT!! IF AG TEACHER ASKS YOU TO CHANGE OUT THE SAND OR SHAVINGS PLEASE DO SO.
  • WE WILL CLEAN THE ENTIRE BARN, IT NEEDS TO BE SUPER CLEAN.
  • AFTER CLEAN-UP FINISHES ABSOLUTELY NO ANIMALS NEED TO BE MOVED/TAKEN OUT OF THEIR PEN UNTIL THURSDAY!!!


Mark your calendar on September 21st, THIS WEDNESDAY is the open house for our new show barn from 6-8:30 pm. We will open the barn to our community to come and see our new show barn and what our program is all about. We will need kids available to answer questions and to be tour guides. We will have BBQ and hot dogs to serve to our visitors. More details will be sent out in the future.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B39_cdo-iSBCa2ZWMmp3YVRxNGRPLTdsX05wQkhibWRGN3dB

IMPORTANT REMINDERS!!!

  • T-shirt order Forms are due September 26th
  • Membership Forms are due October 3rd; once we close membership only members and their parents will receive the weekly emails.
  • Make sure you are selling your fundraiser!!!


Membership Form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qykx_DiabQdXrhyM8MdXURWte9WUYhCNTlCeLFgA0c8/edit?usp=sharing


T-Shirt Order Form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10dlP2h5hRTFsaI22-R9bCoC66wTKB3GPQwCwHjApbh0/edit?usp=sharing

Brazoria County Fair

  • We will be able to get 4 spots at the fair to set up our food trailer and tent. So we will combine all the FFA chapters to make it easier to manage food and cost.
  • Wristbands are $10 per person for the whole week. The student must be an exhibitor at the fair to be eligible to purchase wrist bands for his family. Please see Alumni to purchase. See Alumni for Buyout.
  • Advisors will be sending out information pertaining to their species.
  • Set-Up for Pens will be Wednesday, October 12th at 6 PM at the Fairgrounds. Parents if you are on a decoration committee, please get with the supervising species ag teacher.

WEEKLY BARN CLEAN UP

If you are not making the weekly barn clean up then you have make up time. You will be contact by your animal adviser if you owe time. This is crucial to keeping our barn looking new and reducing the fly population.

Reminder:

1st weekend Cattle

2nd weekend Pigs

3rd weekend Goats/Lambs

4th weekend Poultry/Pigs

5th weekend Everyone



If you can not make your clean-up you need to let your ag teacher over your species know BEFOREHAND; otherwise you will incur points deduction.

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES

  • September 22 FFA Meeting (Cafe) and Alumni Meeting (Ag Rooms) 7PM
  • September 28th Major Broiler Order Deadline
  • September 28th Major Pig Meeting at Bobby Verdine Ag Facility 6:30
  • October 8th Area Greenhand Camp
  • October 10th Barn Contract for Major Animals
  • October 14th BCFA Starts
  • October 25th Major Heifer Meeting at Bobby Verdine Ag Facility 6:30
  • October 26th Haunted Hay Ride at Riley Godwin Ag Center
  • Oct 28-29th AISD Show
  • November 1st Major Entry Form Workshop 6 PM AHS Ag Rooms
  • November 2nd Mandatory All Barn Clean-Up (From Kids that had projects for BCFA)

Major Livestock Show Information

  • Broiler orders are due by Sept. 28th


Validation Information:


  • Major Heifer Validation: October 20th 2 PM - 5 PM and October 29th 8 AM - 12 PM
  • Major Lamb and Goat Validation: October 27th 4 PM - 7 PM
  • Major Swine Validation: November 21st starting at 8 AM

REMIND 101

REMIND 101 SIGN UP


  • Text 81010 to sign up
  • You will need to put in the message which of the groups you want to be in. If you want to be in more than one group you will need to send a separate text for each group.
  • FFA reminders type: @alvinffa
  • Cattle reminders type: @alvincattl
  • Goat/Lamb reminders type: @alvinlago
  • Poultry/Rabbit reminders type: @alvinpora
  • Swine reminders type: @alvinswine

AG Farm

1. Clean your pens daily and dispose of the waste in the dump trailer.

2. Pick up after yourself and your animals, this means POOP!

3. Put up hoses, blowers, clippers, supplies when done with them.

4. Put trash in the trashcans and empty them when they are full.

3. Work your animals daily to help with showmanship.

4. Feed on a constant schedule to help with weight gain.

5. REMEMBER TO ATTEND THE WEEKLY BARN CLEAN UP FOR OUR DESIGNATED AREA.