FFA News

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Healthy Harvest Closes for 2020

October 5, 2020

Healthy Harvest Closing for 2020 Due to the decrease in orders, the lack of local produce and the COVID issues the school is facing we need to cease the Healthy Harvest until Summer 2021. We want to thank you all for your loyal support over the last few months with our program. We will be back next year bigger and better than every. When we start back next year we will have a large variety of vegetables and fruits for you to enjoy. The baskets will be available every other week. We will also have different add-ons such as meats, baked goods and dairy products. Stay tuned for some great offerings! We had a great start to our program this year. Lots of you participated…

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Gold Table Announcement

Gold Table COVID 19 announcement

October 5, 2020

GOLD TABLE COVID NEWS ALERT Due to the constraints of COVID incidences at the schools the Gold Table will be postponed. We expect to start up again on October 19th. We are committed to bringing you the full eight weeks of your subscription, but it will be delayed. We regret any inconvenience this might bring. This situation is out of our control as we are sure you understand. Please be patient with us as we try to provide this awesome service during a pandemic. We appreciate all of our supporters and do not take your commitment to our programs for granted. The health and safety of our students is our utmost priority. We pray for the health and well-being of you and your family members.…

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Gold Table returns in October

September 29, 2020

Fall is the perfect time for slow cooker meals and what’s better than having them provided for you? A beloved tradition is returning to Vinita FFA this October with the Gold Table Meal Service. Every week in October and November (except Thanksgiving week, which will be made up December 1), you can enjoy two delicious crock pot meals with fresh ingredients “from our farm to your table.” The first Tuesday delivery is October 6. “Our Chapter members take great pride in producing top-notch food and we know you will enjoy the variety of meals in our menu,” said Carolyn Piguet, Vinita FFA chapter advisor. “The students receive hands-on experiences by running a business and the work ethic that it takes to be successful in life.”…

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Vinita FFA earns awards at state ceremony

September 2, 2020

Last year’s school year ended in a strange way, we all admit. But that won’t stop us from honoring a couple of our students who received awards!  Emma Winesburg qualified for Nationals at the Oklahoma Agriscience Fair in Division V, which is for students in 11th and 12th grade. She qualified in the Food Products & Processing Systems Category, which is the study of product development, quality assurance, food safety, production, regulation and compliance and food service within the food science industry. The FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who “gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises. Students use scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve complex problems related to agriculture, food, and natural resources,” according to the FFA website. “The agriscience fair is for middle…

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Emma Beekeeper

SAE Project Leads to Better Appreciation for Bees

September 1, 2020

Bee Appreciation Project Emma Winesburg and the FFA Bee Project Bees may be tiny but they provided a huge learning experience for one of our recent graduates in Vinita FFA.    Emma Winesburg graduated in 2020 and recently shared about her experience with cultivating our first beehives at Vinita High School. As her Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project, Emma helped create and manage the hives from her sophomore year through graduation.    “The main goal was to inform the community, younger FFA members, and new beekeepers the importance of bees. As well as share with them the success and struggles in the Vinita FFA hives,” she said of her project.   Supervised Agricultural Experiences are a student-led, instructor-supervised, work-based learning experience. SAEs result in measurable…

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FFA honors graduating seniors

August 4, 2020

Each year, we say farewell to seniors who have been part of our program and excelled in many areas. While the 2019-2020 school year did not end as expected by anyone’s standards, we still want to take an opportunity to honor our graduating seniors.    First, we know that we probably have many proud family members reading this or people who might be interested in FFA so we thought we would define some of the common terms and acronyms that so many of us who are involved with FFA might take for granted as far as knowing the meaning.    Terms you should know:  CDE and LDE: Career and Leadership Development Events develop college and career readiness skills through competitive events that serve as an…

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