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Elsberry FFA celebrates 2015 National FFA Week, February 22-March 1

 Posted on February 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

The Elsberry FFA will celebrate National FFA Week Feb 22 – March 1. “Ignite” is this year’s theme, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than half a million nationwide members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. “FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow,” said Elsberry FFA President Amanda Jo Talbot.

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  • Top five National Parks in the United States, by Elsberry FFA Member Jordan Oliver

     Posted on February 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Jordan Oliver

    There are many beautiful national parks in the United States, but very few can say they are ranked in the top five. Yellowstone National Park, Acadia National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park and Mount Glacier National Park. Each park has its own rich history that cannot be compared to any other. The top ranked national park in the United States is Yellowstone National Park. The land was

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  • Ebola is changing the chocolate industry, by Elsberry FFA Member Eva Gladney

     Posted on February 14, 2015 at 9:17 am


    When you think of chocolate do you think of Ebola? Well you just might start. Ebola has had a huge effect on Africa and many lives are changing, even for people who don’t catch the disease. Ebola has even changed the chocolate industry. Many people in the chocolate industry have shut down borders with other countries because of the spread of Ebola. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease

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  • Elsberry FFA Shooting Team receives grant

     Posted on February 14, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Trap Shooting

    The Elsberry FFA Chapter has received grant funds from the MidwayUSA Foundation, a public charity working to provide financial support to youth shooting teams through its Team Endowment Account Program. The grant money will help pay for team expenses such as ammunition, targets, entry fees, travel and more. Grants totaling over $1.4 million were sent to 475 youth shooting teams in this most recent grant cycle. Teams are eligible to

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  • Fresh fruit, by Elsberry FFA Member Makinzy Mainieri

     Posted on February 13, 2015 at 8:42 am


    There aren’t a lot of things better than biting into a nice fresh piece of fruit. The best way to get fresh fruit is to pick it by the tree or bushel yourself, or purchase it from a local farmer near you. Unfortunately, not all states present consumers with the opportunity to do so. In fact, most people must rely on what they can get from the grocery store. People

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  • Share the Harvest deer meat helps feed hungry Missourians

     Posted on February 13, 2015 at 8:37 am


    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — According to the Missouri Department of Conservation [MDC], nearly 4,000 deer hunters donated more than 212,300 pounds of venison from the 2014 Missouri deer harvest to the state’s Share the Harvest program. Share the Harvest is administered by the Conservation Federation of Missouri [CFM] and MDC to help feed hungry Missourians. The program orchestrates the efforts of thousands of hunters, numerous local supporting organizations and more

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  • Elsberry FFA Member SPOTLIGHT

     Posted on February 13, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Nich Stone

    Position: Junior Officer Sentinel Parents: Terry and Dawn Stone FFA Chapter: Elsberry FFA FFA Advisors: Mr. Jason Vandivort, Mr. Mike McCory and The Famous George Nieters How are you involved in agriculture? Being the 4th generation  raised on my family’s farm has helped with my love of raising and showing livestock. I am in my 7th year in 4H and my 2nd year in FFA. I have been showing livestock

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