Wednesday, March 26, 2014
On March 19th, Nevada Union and Bear River FFA chapters teamed up and took a bus ride down to California's State Capitol to celebrate Ag Day and take a stand for Agriculture education. In Governor Browns' latest budget for California, all funding for the Ag Incentive Grant was cut. Every high school with an active FFA chapter in the state (about 312 schools) is able to qualify for the $4.1 million grant and many chapters thrive off the funds this grant provides. Without this grant, many chapters will have to cut back on their activities they have and conferences they attend. On March 19th 1,800 FFA members representing more than 125 chapters rallied at the Capitol to help save FFA. Members of Nevada Union FFA were given the opportunity to visit with many elected officials and tell their stories about Agriculture Education and how it has affected each of them personally as well as participate in a press conference advocating for AB2033. They were able to speak with officials like our own assemblyman Brian Dahle and Senator Jim Nielson from District 4. Members were able to stand on the assembly floor and even caught a glimpse of the governor himself. The day was huge success and our chapter is looking forward to seeing if these efforts paid off!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
On Friday, March 14th, the forestry team members Willow Yeager, Brianna Cebollero, Matt Lane, Teija Evans, and Kimberly Martin traveled with Mrs. Alling to Ukiah for the Redwood Region Logging Conference. The Redwood Region put on an excellent contest at the Mendocino Junior College. After the contest, the forestry team went to the adult contest to talk to real loggers and watch a lumberjack competition. It was awesome to see the Career Development Event of Forestry being applied to real people and real life. A big thank you to the Redwood Region and Mrs. Alling for taking us!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Last Friday, 16 NU FFA students attended the Made For Excellence and Advanced Leadership Academy Conference in Sacramento. The members learned about how to improve FFA involvement within the chapter and how to improve community awareness about agriculture. Students had a great time developing their leadership skills and meeting FFA members from other parts of the state.