Exeter FFA sees busy year

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Exeter FFA members include, front row, from left: Vanessa Ward, Lane Willis, Riley Still, Macy Barrett, Lindsey Nelson, Savannah Jones, Wyatt Hoppes, Mykah Estes and Yvonne Bradford. Second row: Jessica Johnson, Makenzie Hopper, Madison Tarr, Mackenzie Fuller, Destiney Martin, Artie Cole, Jamison Nichols and Muriel Horn. Third row: Ace Young, Hunter Reed, Jolie Mattingly, Josh Flores, Logan Rayburn, Dakota Vasey and Mason Jones. Fourth row: Jordan Courter, Tyler Crumm, Abbi Caddell, Kris Allen, Nate Tucker, Garrett Keith, Austin Mattingly and Skyler Barber. Fifth row: Dalton McDaniel, Summer Tackett, Timothy Birchfield and Dawson Lasseter. Contributed photo

The Exeter FFA Chapter has been working diligently throughout the past year to improve and expand its program of activities.

Over the past year, members have attended the annual float trip, helped with the Barry County Youth Fair, helped with the Barry County Co-Op Dinner, and attended Farm Fest and the PBR in Springfield. Among other things, Muddiní for Members, Smokey Bearís appearance to advocate fire safety, and flag placing at Maplewood Cemetery have been just a few of the newer additions to the chapterís schedule.

Students also attended National FFA Convention, with a highlight of seeing President Donald Trump speak. Upcoming events include Barnyard Day, Eighth Grade Recruitment, highway cleanup and CDE and LDE competitions.

This yearís Greenhand members are: freshmen Skyler Barber, Jolie Mattingly, Ace Young, Destiney Martin, Dakota Vasey, Timothy Birchfield, Tyler Crumm, Josh Flores, Mason Jones, Austin Mattingly, Makenzie Hopper, Summer Tackett, Joe Beck, Dalton McDaniel, Artie Cole, Hunter Reed, Muriel Horn, and Garrett Keith; sophomores Jessica Johnson, Bobby Fletcher, Macy Barrett, Kris Allen, Jamison Nichols, Abbi Caddell, Nate Tucker, and Riley Still; juniors Lindsey Nelson, Mykah Estes, Wyatt Hoppes, Brady Walker, Seth Peterson, Madison Tarr, Yvonne Bradford, Mackenzie Fuller and Logan Rayburn; and seniors Vanessa Ward, Austin Cowherd and Dawson Lasseter. FFA Week events include: Sunday, FFA Members Go To Church; Monday, No School; Tuesday, Camo/Greenhand Day; Wednesday, Farm Day/Eighth Grade Recruitment; Thursday, Official Dress/FFA Shirt; Friday, Blue & Gold Day/Supporters Breakfast: Farmers, businesses, alumni, teachers all welcome to come eat breakfast in Exeter Ag Department from 6-8 a.m.