Alvin FFA

Weekly Update

NEWS FLASH: "County Fair - Texas" ---- has been released

This has been a long time coming in fact almost 4 years. This was a project started my first year with Alvin FFA. The movie is based on the lives of several of Alvin FFA members and their projects plus other kids from Alvin and the surrounding communities. The movie documents the life of kids showing at the county fair and their struggles and successes. The link below is for the preview of the documentary , you can either rent or buy the movie via the link.

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***BCFA TURKEY ORDER*** DEADLINE FRIDAY

Cost: $6 per turkey

Order Due Date: Friday April 15th

Order Turn In: Ag Office by 4pm

Pick Up Date; June 16th @ the Fairgrounds

***Poultry Projects***

INFORMATIONAL MEETING THURSDAY AT 7PM IN THE AG OFFCIE.

******NEW AG SHOW BARN & STALLS******

***ALL PENS ARE RESERVED***
  • We will start a waiting list because some students will drop their pens and open up space for someone on the waiting list.
  • Contact Mr. Kettler to reserve a pen.
  • You must reserve a pen, even if you have a pen at the current barn.

2016-2017 Alvin FFA Jr. & Sr. Officer Elections

  • Packets are ready to be picked up
  • Mandatory Student & Parent Meeting April 14th @ 7pm
  • April 18th Officer packets due
  • April 20th Interview and Quiz
  • April 21st Voting at FFA Meeting
  • May 12th installation of new officers

SPOTLIGHTING STUDENT SUCCESS

AREA CONTEST:

All teams will be competing at AREA contest this week to secure a spot at the State contest at the end of the month.



Mc Lennan Community College Judging Contest:

Vet Med 11th / 117 teams

  • Alexxis Salinas 9th / 466 students

Horse 17th / 128 teams

  • Aleathia Rakowitz 31st / 472 students
  • Sara Armstrong 35th / 472 students
Wildlife 11th / 63 teams
  • Matthew Burton 34th / 251 students
Poultry 14th / 63 teams
  • Ryan Hill 31st / 232 students
Livestock 62nd / 141 teams

Entomology 20th / 47 teams

Floriculture 73rd / 90 teams

Milk Quality 47th / 53 teams



Tarleton Judging Contest:

Horse 37th / 263 teams

  • Kaylee Chumley 7th / 942 students

Poultry 19th / 110 teams

Wildlife 25th / 101 teams

Vet Med 57th / 205 teams

Entomology 36th / 102 teams

Livestock 93rd / 266 teams

Floriculture 91/ 128 teams

Milk Quality 87th / 113 teams

Meat ID 52nd / 64 teams

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES

  • April 12-13th Area III Contest at Tarleton
  • April 13th Major Show Cattle Parent Meeting @7pm in the Ag Office
  • April 14th Manadtory Officer Canadites & Parent Meeting @ 7pm
  • April 15th Deadline for State Fair & Major Steer Tags
  • April 15th Deadline for BCFA Turkey Order
  • April 16th Area III Contest at TAMU
  • April 18th Officer Packets Due
  • April 20th FFA Officer Interview
  • April 21st FFA Meeting & Officer Election @ 7pm
  • April 26th Goat & Lamb Meeting at New AG Barn @ 6pm
  • April 27th Cattle Meeting at New AG barn at 7pm
  • April 28th Jacket Day at AHS
  • April 30th Barn Goat Selection at 9am
  • May 5th Pig Meeting at New AG Barn @ 7pm
  • May 13th 1st BCFA Scramble Report due by 4pm
  • May 14th BCFA Heifer & Steer Validation 7-12pm

***Major Livestock Show Information*** Deadline Friday***

  • TAG ORDERING TIME
  • All Major Show Steers
  • State Fair Animals (Barrows,Steers,Goats (Breeding & Market), Lambs (Breeding & Market)
  • Cost $11 each
  • Deadline Ag Office 4pm Friday April 15th
  • LATE FEE OF $20 AFTER APRIL 15TH

CDE PRACTICE TIMES

  • Livestock Judging is T at 3:15-5:15
  • Horse Judging is on W 3:15-5:15
  • Vet Med is on M 3:15-5:15
  • Trap Shooting Th 4:00-5:30
  • Poultry T/Th 3:30
  • Entomology M/W 3:30
  • Meats ID T/W 4:30
  • Floriculture M/W 3:30
  • Milk Quality T/Th 4:30
  • Wildlife T/Th 3:30

TRAP SHOOTING TEAM


  • Practice at Providence Plantation off FM 521 on Thursdays at 4-5:30
  • Practice at Greenwood Shooting Club off FM 2004 on Sundays at 1:30

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

Only drive and park on the driveway, please stay off the grass and out of the ditches.


1. Clean your pens daily and dispose of the waste in the spreader or dumpster

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 trashcans and empty them.

3. Work your animals daily

4. Feed on a constant schedule

5. Watch your speed