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Richland Agricultural Science Department. Program of Activities Information Packet 2010 -2011. Table of Contents. Agreements..3 Contact Information Current Courses Offered.. FFA Officers.. FFA Information... Official Dress... - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>Slide 1</p> <p>RichlandAgricultural Science DepartmentProgram of ActivitiesInformation Packet2010-2011</p> <p>Table of ContentsAgreements..3Contact InformationCurrent Courses Offered..FFA Officers..FFA Information...Official Dress...Participation OpportunitiesSAEs...Calendar.Potential costs..Support.</p> <p>Program Agreement As a part of the Sunnyvale High School agriculture program, I understand that I am to conduct myself at all times in order to credit my, organization, school, and community. This includes but is not limited to:</p> <p>Showing Respect to others and their propertyBeing honest and not taking advantage of othersDressing appropriately for the occasionDemonstrating good sportsmanship at the appropriate venuesRemaining prompt at every class, event, or meetingAppreciating and promoting diversity in the programHaving modesty in winning and generosity in defeatPracticing proper safety procedures in correct situationsSharing my experiences and knowledge with othersRefraining from the use of inappropriate language or behavior</p> <p>If on a trip with the chapter, not adhering to the above may result in parent pick up from chapters current location </p> <p>StudentParentDateDateChapter Officers As a chapter officer I understand that along with the privileges of being an officer comes responsibilities. In order to keep my office and remain in good standing with the chapter I accept the below responsibilities as well as specific responsibilities assigned to my individual office. A chapter officer must: Be enrolled in an agricultural education class Pay all current FFA duesAttend all mandatory meetings, officer &amp; chapterMaintain at least a C averageBehave appropriately, remembering that you represent not only yourself, but your chapter and your schoolHave an SAE projectHave up to date record bookParticipate in at least 1 LDE, CDE, or Speaking Event eventParticipate in all chapter fundraisersAide in recruitment effortsAttend chapter banquetNOT receive any disciplinary action that results in ISS, suspension, etc.StudentParentDateDateContact InformationMs. Roni CrowPhone # School: (817) 547-7330Email:</p> <p>My conference period is from 1:31pm-2:20pm every day. If you would like to set up a meeting please call or drop by.</p> <p>2010-2011 CoursesFloral DesignHorticulture 1 and 2Advanced Animal ScienceMetal Fabrication and TechnologyWildlife and Fisheries Management</p> <p>Record Books Every student enrolled in an agricultural science course is required by state law to complete a record book. The record books will be online using the AET program. Students will have to keep a record over activities done in class as well as outside of class time that relates to the program, SAE, FFA, etc. Once a week the students will be given the opportunity in class to work on their record books. Students will receive a grade in the course based on their record books being up to date and accurate.FFA OfficersPresident-Vice President-Secretary-Treasurer-Reporter-Sentinel-Student Advisor-Information about the FFAMissionThe National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.MottoLearning to doDoing to learnEarning to liveLiving to serveColorsNational BlueCorn GoldInformation attained from the National FFA Website</p> <p>FFA CreedI believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.</p> <p>Information attained from the National FFA Website</p> <p>By: E.M. TiffanyOfficial DressOfficial Dress MUST be worn at all official FFA events, at all times, unless other instructions are given by teacher, and teacher only!Female Official DressBlack skirt - Skirt is to be at least knee length, hemmed evenly across the bottom, with a slit no longer than 2 inches above the knee, excluding the kick pleat White collared blouse &amp; Official FFA blue scarf Black dress shoes with a closed heel and toe (no boots, sandals, open-toed shoes, tennis shoes) Black nylon hosiery Official FFA jacket zipped to the top. Male Official DressBlack dress pants (no jeans - blue or black, leather, pleather, etc.) White dress shirt &amp; Official FFA tie Black dress shoes with a closed heel and toe. (no boots, sandals, open-toed shoes, tennis shoes, ) Black socks Official FFA jacket zipped to the top</p> <p>Information attained from the National FFA Website</p> <p>Possible Leadership Development EventsCreed Speaking1 person, Recite the FFA Creed from memory and answer two related questionsRadio3 people, Perform a radio broadcast, as if the broadcast was part of an ongoing weekly radio showSkills Demonstration3-5 people, Demonstrate a skill that can be learned in an any one of the agricultural education classroomsChapter Conducting8 people, Parliamentary procedure, hold a mock meeting and apply proper parliamentary procedure to scenario givenPublic RelationsPublicize Texas FFA to selected audience and answer questions about the presentationFFA Quiz4 people, Take a test over FFA knowledge, the information comes from the FFA Handbook, and Grays parliamentary guideJob Interview1 person, Develop a resume, apply for a job, and participate in a mock interview</p> <p>Information attained from the Texas FFA Website</p> <p>Possible Career Development EventsDairy FoodsEvaluate milk, identify cheeses, distinguish real and artificial dairy foodsEntomologyIdentification of insectsLivestock EvaluationEvaluate cattle, swine, sheep, and goats according to market standardsWildlifeIdentify plant species, proper habitat management practices, safety procedure, game laws, as well as compass and pacing skills Nursery &amp; LandscapeIdentification and evaluation of nursery and landscape plantsFloricultureIdentification and evaluation of floriculture plantsFarm Business ManagementTest over farm business management knowledge</p> <p>Information attained from the Texas FFA Website</p> <p>Possible Speaking EventsExtemporaneous Speaking3-5 minute speech, topic given to you at competitionPrepared Public SpeakingSr. 6-8min. Jr. 4-6min. speech, topic of your choice, memorized before competition</p> <p>Information attained from the Texas FFA Website</p> <p>Supervised Agricultural ExperienceSAE: Learning by Doing - A Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE) is a key component of agricultural education. While working on an SAE project, students learn to apply the concepts and principles taught in their agriculture classes to real-world problems and scenarios. A student selects an SAE project based on his or her interest in at least 1 of 7 areas.</p> <p>Information attained from the National FFA WebsiteSAE ContinuedExploratory - Learn about the big picture of agriculture and its many related careers. Research/Experimentation and Analysis - Conduct research and analyze information to discover new knowledge. Entrepreneurship - Plan and operate an agriculture-related business. Placement - Work for a business or individual, either for pay or for the experience.Improvement - Mostly designed improvement, development, upgrade, refinement, enhancement, or renovation of a situation.Communication - Related but not limited to journalistic interests.Directed School Laboratory - SAE where the learning takes place in the facilities</p> <p>For more information please ask the Ag Science teacher.Important Fall DatesSeptember2nd Goat Validation Deadline2nd Area Greenhand Camp Registration 7th First Meeting, 7:00 PM10th Officer Elections in Class11th Area Greenhand Camp13th District Meeting at Arlington Heights24th- Oct 15th State FairOctober1st Calf Scramble entries become available5th Ag Awareness Day @ State Fair19th-23rd National Convention28th Heifer info due for HLSRNovember8th LDE Competition in Springtown9th Ft. Worth Show Entries Due18th HLSR Show Entries Due20th Area LDE Competition @ KrumDecember6th District Banquet in Brock3rd - 4th State LDE Competition@ Sam Houston</p> <p>Important Spring DatesJanuary14th Feb. 5th Ft. Worth Livestock ShowFebruary8th District FFA Meeting in Aledo10th National FFA Scholarship Deadline20th-26th National FFA Week22nd FFA Day at the Capital @ Austin24th State Scholarship Applications DueMarch1st-20th Houston Livestock Show &amp; Rodeo24th Invitational CDE @ Tarleton26th Texas A&amp;M Judging ClinicApril6th Area CDE Contest @ Tarleton7th State Scholarship Prescore7th Area Horse Judging @ NCTC8th-9th State Scholarship Area Interviews @ Howe12th Region 5 Wildlife Competition13th Bi Area CDE @ A&amp;M Commerce16th State CDE @ Texas Tech26th State CDE @ TarletonMay6th State CDE @ Sam Houston7th State CDE @ Texas A&amp;M 10th State Wildlife Competition, District Degree Check12th Chapter FFA Banquet14th Area Degree Check20th Area Convention26th Area Leadership Camp &amp; State Convention Registration Due</p> <p>Important Summer DatesJune9th-10th State Scholarship Interviews &amp; Degree Check13th-14th Area Leadership Camp (A)15th AgriScience Fair Deadline20th-21st Area Leadership Camp (B)July10th-15th State Convention @ LubbockPotential Costs ItemMales/FemalesEstimated CostFFA JacketBoth$49.00FFA TieMales$12.50FFA ScarfFemales$10.00White Shirt/BlouseBothAbout $20.00Black SlacksMalesAbout $29.00Black SkirtFemalesAbout $24.00Black ShoesBoth??Black Socks/HosieryBoth??FFA DuesBothSupportA program is only as good as the support it gets from its parents and community members. If you would like to help or get involved, please let the ag teacher know, and he will try his best to utilize you. Thank you very much for your support!</p>