PEARLAND FFA

FFA Organization

WEEKLY UPDATE

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Volunteer Opportuntities!

17-18 Pearland Parks & Rec Volunteer Information

Currently looking for Winterfest volunteers!

FFA Bingo

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 6pm

4717 Bailey Road

Pearland, TX

FFA Bingo Tickets will go on sale January 8th! See your ag teacher for tickets. Cost is $10 per Bingo Card which lets you play all 10 rounds! Each round will have a $50-100 prize! Concessions will be available!


If you would like to sign up to bring a silent auction item, please follow the link below to donate! We appreciate all that everyone does to support Pearland FFA!


Silent Auction Sign Up:

http://signup.com/go/rYbTdNR

BUSES FROM HOME CAMPUS TO THS AFTER SCHOOL

PHS to THS- 204

DHS to THS- 284 (first bus in line- please be on time they will leave by 2:30)

DEVIN SISK PHOTOGRAPHY- EXPO PICTURES

Devin Sisk is the professional photographer hired for the Pearland Expo. Visit her site to purchase pictures. - thank you Devin and Team for such great work!

FFA Facts

What is FFA?


Texas FFA has evolved from an organization focusing primarily on production agriculture, to a broader-based organization that addresses the needs and interests of students in urban and suburban schools in addition to the rural communities from which FFA rose in 1929. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. Today Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000 members. The Texas FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. We are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.


  • The Pearland FFA currently has 225+ members

  • Pearland FFA opportunities for high school students:

    • Leadership Development Events (LDEs) – August to December

    • Career Development Events (CDEs) – January to May

    • Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP) – Animal project or Job

    • Speaking Contests – January – May

    • FFA Awards

    • Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP) – Animal project

    • PISD Ag Facility is for high school students only


  • Pearland FFA opportunities for non-high school students (must be 8 years old or in the 3rd grade)



How do I become a member?

FFA dues are $45 which covers membership fees at the national, state, area, district and chapter level. Once membership dues are paid, the student is eligible to participate in any FFA competition for that school year. Membership dues are due by October 1st to any Agriculture Science Teacher (AST).


Membership Requirements:

Students must read and abide by the Pearland FFA Chapter Constitution and Bylaws. Students must also be a “member in good standings” to participate in any Pearland FFA competitions/activities. Each FFA member must meet the following criteria:


· Member must be enrolled in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources courses during that school year

· Member must have paid dues in full

· Member must sell 10 items in the fall fundraiser (Fresh Country) or pay $50 buyout fee


Ag Teacher Communication Corner:


PHS:

Kelly Kraus Krausk@pearlandisd.org

Jared Lynch Lynchj@pearlandisd.org


DHS:

Haley Ricketts Rickettsh@pearlandisd.org


TCCHS:

Rhonda Morgan Morganr@pearlandisd.org

Hunter Morgan Morganjo@pearlandisd.org

Amber Campise Campisea@pearlandisd.org

Megan Guerrero Guerrerom@pearlandisd.org

CDE Teams

Please click the link to open the CDE Teams info includes a team description.

LDE Teams

Please Click the Link to open the LDE Team info Including team description and team member list.

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Leadership and Career Development Teams and Coach:


LDE-Leadership Development Event:


  • Quiz Team- R. Morgan
  • Creed Speaking (Jr & Sr) - H. Morgan
  • Radio- H. Morgan
  • Ag Advocacy- Campise
  • Chapter Conducting (Jr & Sr)- Guerrero
  • Skills Demonstration (Jr & Sr)- Lynch
  • Ag Issues- Kraus
  • Job Interview- Kraus
  • Public Relations- Ricketts

Animal Species Leaders

Swine- Rhonda Morgan- morganr@pearlandisd.org

Swine- Hunter Morgan- morganjo@pearlandisd.org

Lambs- Kelly Kraus- Krausk@pearlandisd.org

Goats- Jared Lynch- lynchj@pearlandisd.org

Steers- Amber Campise- campisea@pearlandisd.org

Heifers- Haley Ricketts- rickettsh@pearlandisd.org

Poultry- Megan Guerrero Guerrerom@pearlandisd.org


If you have any questions or are interested in raising an animal for the 2017 Expo / County Livestock Show please contact the above species leader for more help.

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Heifer S'more Page

For more information about raising a heifer please click the link above!

SWINE S'MORE PAGE

For more information about raising a swine project please click the link above!

Pearland ISD FFA Letterman Jacket Criteria


To earn a letter jacket, a Pearland FFA member must complete one of the following requirements:


1. Advanced to the State FFA Leadership Development Event

2. Advanced to State FFA Career Development Event

3. Advanced to State FFA Degree Check

4. Advance to an auction at a major livestock show

5. Win Breed Champion at a major livestock show

6. Win division in science fair or public speaking

7. Place Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion or Showmanship at Pearland Expo or Brazoria County Fair

8. Banner at Area III Leadership Development Events, Career Development Events or receive individual recognition


Major Livestock Shows include:


1. Ft. Worth Livestock Show

2. San Antonio Livestock Exposition

3. San Angelo Livestock Show

4. Star of Texas Livestock Show

5. Houston Livestock Show

6. State Fair of Texas

7. National Shows


The entire cost of the letter jacket including the letter is the responsibility of the Pearland FFA member. The Pearland FFA Chapter will not pay for any part of the jacket or letter expenses.

CDE- Career Development Events and Coach:

CDE- Career Development Events:

If you are interested in participating in a CDE event please contact the coach responsible for that specific team.


  • Environment and Natural Resources- R. Morgan
  • Land- R. Morgan
  • Wildlife- H. Morgan
  • Range- H. Morgan
  • Ag Sales- Campise
  • Vet Med- Campise
  • Poultry- Guerrero
  • Farm Business Management- Lynch
  • Floriculture- Kraus
  • Nursery Landscape- Kraus