Kenton FFA
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  Welcome to Kenton FFA website. We are an agricultural science program located in Kenton, OH. Our chapter has 130 active AET student accounts and 1 teacher.  

Our students are developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Please take a look around our site to see what's going on at Kenton FFA.


Student of Kenton City Schools
This is the John Deere 7600 with a 327 John Deere small square baler that we use to bale our hay every year. This tractor has 120 engine horsepower and 95 to 100 power take off horsepower. The 327 small square baler requires around 75 to 80 horsepower to run and makes 70 to 100 pound bales. This baler has a chute attachment so it brings the bales right up to the wagon deck to be stacked on the wagon. This a vital tool in keeping the sheep healthy and at the peak of their production.
Brushing your pigs is healthy for the pigs. The hogs enjoy being brushed. Brushing your market hogs makes their skin and their hair look better. Brushing your pigs is important. 

Student of Kenton City Schools
Planting the corn seed is another step in farming.  This picture shows me putting corn seed into the planter.  The planter has many different compartments that hold the corn seed while I am planting.  The boxes or compartments hold one rows worth of corn.  The corn comes out of the planter and is perfectly planted in the field with equal distances between the planted seeds.  After I filled the planter with corn seed I took the planter out to the field to be planted.  The type of corn that I planted was Steward seed corn.

Student of Kenton City Schools
In this picture, I am planting my carrot seeds one by one in a line. We were able to do two rows of carrots in the square foot garden. My planter is a recycled oil tank cut in half that my grandfather put together.
When your calves come home, you should sit in the pen with them. This lets them warm up to you. It will make walking them easier.
This is the product of planting my garden. The planter is made out of half of a recycled oil tank and rounded on the outside with garden hose. There is a lattice in the back for plants to climb up.
In the spring when the ground has thawed out is the time when you prepare the field for planting. Here I am plowing the field with the tractor. You must use the disc to flip the dirt.
In this picture I am moistening my soil around my plants to make sure they are getting enough water.
I walk my calf twice a day. This gives him plenty of exercise and helps build his muscle mass. It also helps establish my authority over him. While walking him I can teach him how to stand for show and what I expect him to do during shows.
In this picture I am feeding my cows. Cows need proper nutrition to grow and survive. They start out with a milk replacer which is a powder that you have to stir into water. Next they get calf starter which are pellets. Then they get various textured feeds till they go to the fair.
Student of Kenton City Schools
Working the land is also an important part of my SAE.  This picture shows me working the land in the tractor.  I work the land after there has been a harvested soybean crop in the same field.  I work the land to also flatten and till up the bean stubble in the fall before the winter comes.  After winter has passed and it is time to plant the corn seed there will be no bean stubble in the way.  I also have to work my land after there has been manure spread on the field.  I work the land after manure has been spread so that the waste does not create run off into creaks and streams and also mix the manure in with the soil.

Student of Kenton City Schools
In this picture I am watering my tomato plant and making sure that it is getting enough water.
In this picture I am securing my pepper plant in the soil to ensure that it will not come out of the soil.
One of the last steps in my SAE project for the year is taking my crop to the farm to go into the out bin dryer and then into the grain bin.  In this picture you can see me unloading the corn into the pit.  The pit has an augur in it that carries the corn into the dryer to be dried.  The corn then makes it
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  Top News:  
HyperLink Congratulations, Mr. President! Jared McNeely is the first member who's Supervised Agricultural Experience we will showcase on SAE Saturday. Jared bales 27 acres of hay spread among 4 fields throughout the county. He then markets that hay to local buyers. Jared is feeding the world one bale at a time.
Date Posted: 6/12/2016

On October 28th, 2015, seventeen students from the Kenton FFA Chapter left for National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. On the first day students had some free time at the career show and FFA mall where they were able to visit many different college and business booths. They attended the opening session with keynote speaker Dr. Rick Rigsby, where there were over 50,000 FFA members across the nation attending. That night students attended the FFA concert with Jake Owen and Maddie and Tae. On Thursday, members went on a tour at Food Chain, where they learned about how their business is ran, and how aquaponics works. Students spent the whole afternoon at the Expo Center where they attended the Second Convention Session and saw the former National FFA Western Region Vice President give his retiring address, and attended a Hypnotist show as a chapter. That night they attended the Buckeye Bash where they were able to meet many different FFA members across the state of Ohio. On Friday, they spent the whole morning touring the Kentucky Horse Park and learned about and saw many different breeds of horses, and enjoyed the gift shop. In the afternoon they took a tour of Harvest Moon Dairy Farm where they learned about how they milk the cows, what they feed them, and what the normal day of a Dairy farmer is like. That evening they attended the 7th session of Convention with Keynote Speaker Brad Montague, Creator of Kid President. On the final day of Convention, Saturday, they attended the final session of the convention where they watched Kenton FFA Members Brandi Barrett, Morgan Houser, Haley Sherman, and Damion Sheldon get their American FFA Degree, the highest degree the National FFA can award an FFA Member.

Date Posted: 11/30/2015

During the beginning weeks of September, FFA members sold over 1,400 different mums, making over $11,000! Members of the chapter had the option to use two dollars from every mum that they sold toward any FFA activity. The 8th period ag business class sold the most mums and won a pizza party for their efforts. The Kenton-OHP FFA chapter would like to thank every member who participated in the event and every community member that purchased these mums. A special shout out to Lovina's Greenhouse for providing a variety of different colored mums for us to sell.

Date Posted: 11/2/2015

Kenton FFA members that attended the October Meeting that was also the Hardin County Cookout. This is  with neighboring schools from county. State officers, Madison Sheanan, State Vice President At-Large, and Matthew Klopfenstein, State President joined FFA members and engaged members in famous FFA camp activities, creating bonding throughout the county between members. Also, thanks to Althauser Honey Farms, members were able to paint pumpkins of their choice. They delivered them away as gifts to the community's nursing homes.
Date Posted: 11/2/2015

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For information about Kenton FFA , please contact:
Kenton-OHP FFA
200 Harding Ave
Kenton, OH 43326

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