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School Farm


In 2009, the chapter started a school farm. We cleaned up a old barn and were given old stalls from Champs Dairy Farm. The barn has seven hog pens on one side, six lamb pens on the other side, in the back there is a storage room, and a room with rabbit and chicken cages. The pig pens are now on concrete and the lambs have a pen outside they can go to whenever they want. We have also built a pasture that we are raising goats and sheep for breeding stock.

In front of the barn there is a large garden that students plant and raise fruits and vegetables from the greenhouse, with the help of George and Mr. V.  Some of the produce is entered in the fair and the rest is sold at the farmers market that the FFA started on the first and third Saturdays during the summer.

2015
 State Fair
  • Brandy Hall-Gilt Show
  • Leanna Helm-Gilt Show
  • Leanna Helm-Gilt Show
  • Hope Roeder-Gilt Show
  • Tyler Collins-Gilt Show
  • Mandy Horne-Showmanship
  • Naomi Gladney-Apples
  • Alex Boedeker- 13th Placed Ham
  • Elsberry received first in Sweepstakes, awarded by having the most students exhibiting plants, arrangements, and vegetables.
  • Elsberry received first in Sweepstakes, awarded by having the most students exhibiting hams at the fair.
Lincoln Co. Fair
  • Nathan Stone-Grand Champion Floral Arrangement
  • Kaylee Calvin-Grand Champion Ham
  • Alex Boedeker-Grand Champion Dairy Heifer
  • Emma Henry-Grand Champion Eggs
  • Mandy Horne- Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe
  • Madi McClenning-Reserve Supreme Champion Gilt
  • Jesse Hall-Reserve Champion Floral Arrangement
  • Sam Marre-Best of Show for Fresh Floral Arrangement
  • Alex Boedeker-Reserve Champion Dairy Heifer
  • Arianna Shaffer-Reserve Champion Ham
  • Kaylee Calvin-Grand Swine Showmanship
  • Nick Stone-Junior Herdsman
  • Sam Marre-Herdsman
District Fair
  • Louie Lovelace-Grand Champion Market Chickens
  • Madi McClenning-First Place Barrels
  • Madi McClenning-First Place Flags
  • Alex Boedeker-Grand Champion Dairy Heifer
  • Jesse Hall-Grand Champion Floral Arrangement
  • Emma Henry-Reserve Champion Market Chickens
  • Mandy Horne-Reserve Champion Spring Ewe
  • Alex Boedeker-Reserve Champion Dairy Heifer
  • Elsberry received the Sweepstakes Award in Swine, Horticulture, and Sheep.