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  Welcome to Kenton FFA website. We are an agricultural science program located in Bellefontaine, OH. Our chapter has 115 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 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.
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 watering my tomato plant and making sure that it is getting enough water.
Having a clean pen is the key to clean, happy, and healthy animals. I spot clean my calves pen every other day and clean out the entire pen once a week. Having a clean pen helps to ward disease, and happy cows.
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
People feed pigs in different ways. They ether hand feed them or have automatic feeder. I hand feed my pigs. My pigs need feed 2 to 3 times a day. We feed our pigs feed that we have had specially made with the amount of minerals and grains we have picked. We change how much feed we feed our pigs when it becomes closer to fair time depending on the pigs weight.
Exercise is needed often to keep the a lot of belly fat off and the muscle on. Here I am walking one of my hogs. Keeping him at a constant pace so not letting him run or not letting him stop also helps with control. I walk in the morning or in this case a night so its cooler for them so they will not over heat.
also stacking hay.
the longer and Skinner the wood the easier it is to ax. It takes a lot of effort to swing a ax hard enough to cut wood. A chain saw is more elective however it is more costly. I stack the axed wood in a different location because that are easier to stack.
In this picture I am securing my pepper plant in the soil to ensure that it will not come out of the soil.
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
Shearing your lamb is necessary when getting them prepared for a market show. In this picture I am shearing one of our own Heilman lambs for the Hardin County Fair.
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.
In this picture I am planting my onion plants and making sure that they are all in the same row. We were able to do two rows of onions in my square foot garden.


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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.
Putting the gas in the mower is a very simple process but you still have to be very careful not to spill any gasoline,which could create problems. Luckily for me my parents purchases all of the gasoline for me because I mow our yard and enough gasoline to mow other yards is sort of there payment to me.
Combining is another step in farming.  This photo shows me in the combine operating it.  The combine has a special header on it to separate the rows of corn from each other to evenly go into the combine.  Once the corn goes through the combine the corn is then shortly stored in the combine.  When the combine is full I then take it to the grain truck or hopper to be unloaded.  The hopper is a smaller grain wagon that is pulled by a tractor into the field so you can empty the combine into the hopper and keep the combine farming.  The hopper gets emptied into the semi or the grain truck.
 
 
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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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