October FFA Newsletter
Miller Grove FFA
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
FFA MEETING ~ COSTUME CONTEST
Monday, Oct. 5th, 6pm
Come have fun with FFA! We will have a Costume Contest with PRIZES for each age division!
Preschool to Kindergarten
Costumes need to be school appropriate. Masks will be required when social distancing is not possible.
Project Linus Blankets
Monday, Nov. 9th, 3:30pm
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.
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.
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
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/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
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
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.