Kenton FFA
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  Welcome to Kenton FFA website. We are an agricultural science program located in Bellefontaine, OH. Our chapter has 119 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.

 
 
 
In beginning when the lambs were first purchased they were stubborn and perverse. Walking them with the halter benefits them by getting them used to walking and comfortable with their surroundings. Walking the lambs with the halter also gets them complacent with myself.


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Student of Kenton City Schools
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Keeping accurate records is a major part of your S.A.E. project. You have to keep accurate records of the cost of the feed, your steer, the bedding, and any other supplies. Your records also include how much money you make off of your steer and how much money you spent during your project. It is also a good idea to keep records of any Veterinarian treatment, such as vaccinations. Keeping accurate records will help you manage your project and money better.
Here I am watching the equipment to see if there are any problems that I would have to fix.
It is very important to do a moisture test on your crop product before taking the crop to the elevator.  In this picture I am putting a sample of my corn into the moisture tester. I tested the corn before it was put into the dryer and it had a twenty percent moisture content.  Before I took my corn to the elevator I tested the corn again and it had almost no moisture in the corn.  Testing the moisture before taking it to the elevator is very important because if the crop has high moisture you would get docked at the elevator and lose money.
In this picture my plants are being watered after being planted. I am using what used to be an old fuel jug that collects run off rain water from the gutter to the tank as my water resource.


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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.
Here is where i cut most of my wood. I drag the wood to this location so i can choose if the wood needs a chain saw or an ax. The longer and lengthy the wood the more likely i am to use an ax. This saves ware and tear on the chain saw. 

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also stacking hay.
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.
After the dough is cut into 5-6 pieces out of the oval shaped finished dough, we roll the dough through the crank to flatten the pieces out. The pieces of dough need to be flattened twice until they are about 4 feet long.  I bought a noodle cutter like the one shown in this picture. It was necessary for my business to strive since I could no longer use this one and it is a huge asset to my business. I can make smaller or larger cuts of noodles with this machine, as well as flattens them as shown


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The lambs are being fed a cup of pellets for the second time that day. Nutrition is a key factor in keeping the sheep healthy. Managing feed helps regulate the sheep
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In this picture I am moistening my soil around my plants to make sure they are getting enough water.
 
 
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September 20
    STATE Forestry Online Exam (NE)
September 25
    September Meeting
September 26
    Mum Pick-up
September 27
    Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference
September 28
    D6 Soils Champaign Co.
September 29
    STATE Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems CDE
September 30
    STATE Forestry CDE

 
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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
2280 State Route 540
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

 
 
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