October FFA Newsletter

Miller Grove FFA

Stay Informed!

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Calendar of Events

October 1 - North TX State Fair entries due

October 1 - Meat Sale Order Forms Sent Home

October 5 - FFA Meeting at 6:00 pm ~ COSTUME CONTEST

October 12 - School Picture Day

October 14 - Lamb & Goat Validation NETLA/majors 5-7 pm @ HopCo Civic Center

October 15 - Steer (county) & Heifer (county and state) Validation 6-7 pm @ Cattleman's Vet

October 16-17 - North TX State Fair Heifer Show (Denton, TX)

October 19 - Meat Sale Orders Due

October 28-31 - National FFA Convention

November 2 - FFA Meeting at 6:00 pm - CANCELLED MEETING

November 3 - Alba-Golden LDE Contest (Alba, TX)

November 5 - Paris District LDE @ North Hopkins HS

November 9 - Project Linus Blankets 3:30-5:30 pm in Ag Classroom

November 13-15 - Lone Star Dairy Extravaganza, Gatesville, TX

November 19 - Area 6 LDE @ TSTC

November 20 - NETLA Pig & Broiler Entries due

December 5 - MG FFA Livestock Show @ Bull Creek Cowboy Church

December 7 - FFA Meeting at 6:00 pm

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FFA MEETING ~ COSTUME CONTEST

Monday, Oct. 5th, 6pm

Ag Shop

Come have fun with FFA! We will have a Costume Contest with PRIZES for each age division!


Age divisions:

Preschool to Kindergarten

1st-4th grade

5th-8th grade

9th-12th grade


Costumes need to be school appropriate. Masks will be required when social distancing is not possible.

Project Linus Blankets

Monday, Nov. 9th, 3:30pm

Ag Classroom

The FFA Community Service Project for November is making tie blankets benefiting Project Linus. In lieu of a traditional FFA meeting, FFA members will stay after school on Monday November 9, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 pm to make blankets. Any student younger than 4th grade must have a parent present due to using sharp scissors. All students need to be picked up by 5:30 pm.


You need 2 pieces of fleece, 2 yards each. You can watch the video link if your child would like to make one at home. Please turn in blankets by Friday, November 13th. If you would like to donate the fleece for an FFA member to make a blanket, bring the fleece to the high school office by Wednesday, November 4th.


https://youtu.be/8rQ89wbLOZ8


MASK ARE REQUIRED! If a student will not wear a mask, a parent will be called and student will need to be picked up immediately.

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Meat Sale

The fall meat sale order forms will go home with students on Thursday October 1st. Orders will be due back with payment on Monday October 19th. If a Jr FFA member would like to sell meat, please email Mrs. Martin and she will send an order form to your child to bring home. Make checks payable to Miller Grove FFA.


Prizes:

Top seller - Award at end of the year banquet

20+ items - Students will receive a pizza party & entered in drawing for Artic cup

10+ items - Students will be entered in drawing for $20 Chick-fil-A gift card

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NETLA Validation Dates

These are the NETLA validation and entry deadlines. In order for Mrs. Martin to sign your entry forms, your child will need to return the signature page at the back of the species informational handout. These were given out at the 1st FFA meeting. You can get another at the October FFA meeting.


NETLA/majors Lambs & Goats - October 14 at 5:30-7:30 pm Hopkins Civic Center

NETLA only Steers - October 15, 2020 6-7 pm @ Cattleman's Vet Clinic

NETLA/major show Heifers - October 15, 2020 6-7 pm @ Cattleman's Vet Clinic


The pig and broiler entry forms and $30 entry fee are due November 20th to Mrs. Martin. Make checks payable to NETLA.

Pigs - $30 per head. Mrs. Martin will need to do a project check on your pig and get the ear notch numbers prior to November 20.

Broilers - 1 pen per exhibitor. Siblings can not share a pen.

Miller Grove FFA Livestock Show ~ December 5, 2020

The MG FFA Livestock Show is Saturday December 5th at the Bull Creek Cowboy Church. This is a jackpot for all 4-H and FFA age exhibitors (not just MG ISD students) showing steers, beef heifers, dairy heifers, lambs, goats and hogs. Entries are $35 per head.


MGISD students can "earn" an entry fee by working 2 hours on Friday and/or Saturday at the show. For example:

2 hours work = 1 entry fee

4 hours work = 2 entry fees


Flyer has been posted on Facebook and Instagram. Please share with anyone you know who shows livestock. Since the announcement that Fort Worth Stock Show has cancelled, we want to make this show great for all the junior exhibitors.


This show is a huge fundraiser for the Miller Grove FFA chapter. We were short on sponsors for the scheduled January 2020 show. If anyone knows a person or business that would like to sponsor a buckle or award, please pick up a sponsor letter.


Address of show: 9591 US-69, Point, TX 75472

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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.


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


https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/qc/qcregister.aspx