New Berlin FFA Quarter 3


Queen Pageant

New Berlin FFA assisted at the IAAF Queen Banquet/Pageant at the Crowne Plaza on January 22nd.

Ground Zero Conference

This conference focuses on the development of the individual student. Students are challenged to push the limits of their leadership. Brooklyn attended this conference as a GAST intern, she attended various professional development; her picture below was during a Food Science workshop. Brooklyn also helped Ms. Cray host a Cricut workshop for other FFA advisors on Saturday.

Valentine Projects

Horticulture production and Intro to AFNR put together projects related to the topics they are learning in class! Horticulture is learning about flower arrangements so they made candy arrangements. Intro to AFNR are learning about plants so they made a flower out of candy and other objects to resemble the parts of a flower.

Welding is BACK at NBHS

Basic AG Mechanics began their welding unit! They are learning how to use the Oxy/Ace Torch, ARC welder, MIG welder, and the plasma cutter.

FFA Week & Farmers Appreciation Breakfast

FFA week, February 20th-24th was a busy week for students and staff! Students were given the opportunity to dress up by showing their American pride on Tuesday, bring out their country or country club side on Wednesday, wear blue and gold on Thursday for FFA day, and on Friday battle of the brands for drive your truck or tractor to school. Throughout the week Junior High and High School students were also able to drop coins in milk jugs during lunch for Kiss the Cow. The teacher with the most coins by Thursday will kiss a cow during advisory on Friday the 24th. Junior High winner was Mr. Minder and the High School winner was Mr. Price! New Berlin FFA received $81.30 from this coin drive and will use it to help pay for the students interested in attending a leadership camp this summer. On Saturday the 25th, New Berlin FFA hosted their second annual Farmer Appreciation Breakfast in the high school cafeteria! Breakfast was served from 8-10AM in appreciation for all our local farmers hard work!

WCFA (Women Changing the Face of Agriculture)

On Friday March 5th, 4 New Berlin FFA ladies attended WCFA (Women Changing the Face of Agriculture). Throughout the day young women gathered to listen to speakers, explore jobs, and network with different companies in the agriculture industry. They also interacted with different colleges that have great agriculture programs! They learned about the impact they could have on agriculture, and that everyone can fit into this industry even if you don't come from an agriculture background. This is an amazing opportunity that could help shape your future and do what you're passionate about.
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Coming Up

March 10 - Chapter Officer Applications & Degree applications go out

March 14 - Chapter FFA Meeting

March 15 - Wed Section Public Speaking & Job Interview CDE By Appt.

March 18 - Section Dairy Cattle Judging

April 4 - Chapter FFA Meeting (Officer Elections)

March 30 - Ag-Aroma (Section Career Day event and Ag Olympics)

March 31 - State Dairy Cattle Judging CDE

**** April 8 - NB Chapter Banquet @ Sangamon Co Fairgrounds ~ RSVP to Mrs. Cray by 3/29

April 6 - Section Livestock Judging CDE (LLCC Host)

April 13 - Section Applications DUE (Scholarship, Officer, & Star Greenhand)

April 18 - Section Ag Mechancis, Ag Business, & Horticulture CDE

April 21 - State Livestock Judging, Poultry, & Horticulture CDE

April 26 - Section Banquet Reg 4:30 PM Franklin

May 4 - State Ag Mechanics (pre-qualificaiton required)

June 13 - 15 - IL State FFA Convention @ Bank of Springfield Center

June 14 - 18 - Sangamon Co. Fair

July 11 - Section Vo-Ag/Summer Ag Fair @ Menard Co Fairgrounds

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Special Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Warren Boyton State Bank

Prairieland FS

Kountry Kids Learning Center

Performance Diagnostics

Grain Company of New Berlin