August & September FFA Newsletter
Miller Grove FFA
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Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 6pm
Miller Grove Ag Shop
We will have the first FFA meeting for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Ag Classroom. If your student will raise a livestock project through Miller Grove FFA for the 2021 NETLA or major shows, one parent and student is required to attend this meeting. Even if you have raised a livestock show in the past, this meeting is still required to attend. Livestock projects include steers, beef and dairy heifers, lambs, goats, pigs and broilers. The Ag Advisors will discuss the MGFFA livestock show guidelines, talk about NETLA requirements and discuss the outlook for livestock shows this year. We will have informational materials for each species that you can raise and show through NETLA. Gary Billingsley, Mr. Gatlin and Mrs. Martin will be available to answer questions about the FFA program and opportunities for your student.
Calendar of Events
August 20 - State Fair of Texas entries due
August 21 - State Fair of Texas Broiler Pick-up (College Station, TX)
August 24 - FFA Officer Interviews @ 3:30 pm (Ag Classroom)
September 1 - FFA Meeting & Livestock Parent Meeting @ 6:00 pm (Ag Classroom)
September 15 - Paris District FFA Leadership Camp @ Rivercrest High School
September 28 - State Fair of Texas Broiler Show (Dallas, TX)
October 2 - North TX State Fair entries due
October 5 - FFA Meeting at 6:00 pm ~ COSTUME CONTEST
October 14 - Lamb & Goat Validation NETLA/majors @ 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 24 - North TX State Fair Livestock Judging contest (Denton, TX)
October 27 - TAMU-C LDE Contest (Commerce, TX)
October 28-31 - National FFA Convention
November 5 - Paris District LDE @ North Hopkins HS
November 19 - Area 6 LDE @ TSTC
November 20 - NETLA Broiler Orders due
Leadership Development Events
LDE contests are a great way to expand your FFA activities and have fun!
Northeast Texas Livestock Association Show (NETLA) - February 25-27, 2021.
NETLA Entry Forms are available on the Miller Grove FFA website.
NETLA Tag-In/Validation Dates
NETLA & Major show Heifers - October 15, 2020 6-7 pm @ Cattleman's Vet Clinic
Lambs & Goats - October 14 at 5:30-7:30 pm Hopkins Civic Center NETLA & major show
Pigs - November 2020
Broilers - November 20, 2020 Orders Due
As soon as dates are announced, I will update the newsletter and FFA website.
Lamb & Goat Major Show Tags
August 28 - $15.00 each
Sept 25 - $25.00 each (late orders)
**Quality Counts Certification**
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.