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Competition Results

25 days ago

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Big E Results

On September 19th, the Forestry and Food Science teams competed in the Eastern States Exposition. The Forestry team placed sixth, while the Food Science team placed first, becoming the first winner of the food science CDE at the Big E.

Nationals Results

The Milk Quality and Evaluation attended the National FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky. While there, they placed tenth as a team, with Nicole placing eighth overall.

Envirothon Results

Five teams from Oley Valley competed in the Envirothon Competition held at Nolde Forest. They placed first, third, fourth, sixth, and ninth. The first place team went on to finish seventh overall at the state competition with the highest score in the Soils and Land Use category.

State Results

From June 13-15, thirty Oley Valley FFA members competed in State level CDEs at Penn State University. The Milk Quality and Evaluation and Floriculture teams placed first, earning themselves a trip to the National Competition in Indianapolis, Indiana. Morgan placed first overall in Milk Quality and Evaluation. The Forestry and Food Science teams both placed second  again this year, with Zaren placing first overall. The Food Science team will return to the Eastern States Exposition, which will be held in September at Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Competition Results 2012-2013

Competition Results 2013-2014

Competition Results 2014-2015

Competition Results 2015-2016

Competition Results 2016-2017

 

FFA Calendar of Events

6 months ago

August 5th – Reading Fair Setup (Meet at Ag. Lab @ 10am)

August 7th – Reading Fair Trash Cleanup (4-9pm)

August 12th – Peach Festival Parking (12-8pm – various shifts)

August 25th – FFA Picnic at the Prout Farm (5:30-10pm)

August 31st – Freshman Luncheon

September 15th-17th – Big E ** Environmental & Natural Resources CDE

September 21st-23rd – Oley Valley Community Fair (Farmer for a Day tent)

September 22nd – Dairy Management Contest (9 am)

September 22nd – Line Dancing (7:30-10:00pm)

October 11th – Women’s Club Presentation @ 6 pm

October 13th – Citrus Sale Starts

October 24th-28th – National FFA Convention ** Food Science CDE

October 30th – FFA Halloween Party (H.S. Ag. Area 5-9pm)

November 6th – Fall CDE’s (Lebanon County Fairgrounds-return by 2:30pm)*

November 17th – Citrus Orders Due

December 12th – Citrus Pick-Up (12-8pm in High School Ag. Lab)

December 15th – Citrus Money Due

December 21st – FFA Alumni Luncheon (Oley Fairgrounds) *

January 5th – Farm Show Set up

January 8th – Farm Show Field Trip – FFA Midwinter Convention (Farm Show Complex-return by 2:30pm) *

January 30th – Berks County Creed and Interview (Oley Valley @ 4:00pm)

February 10-11th – (tentative) – ACES (Leadership Conference in Harrisburg)

February 19th-23rd – National FFA Week

February 19th – Yellow House Hotel Fundraiser (5:00- close)

February 23rd – Faculty Breakfast (High School Ag. Lab & Classroom)

February 24th – FFA Week Line Dancing Night (7-10pm @ Oley Fairgrounds)

February 27th – Berks County Public Speaking CDE (Conrad Weiser @4:00pm)

March 11th-13th – SLLC (Legislative Leadership Conference in Harrisburg)

March 15th – Area Public Speaking (Top 5 from County @ Millcreek Lutheran Church) **

April 5th – Annual Oley Valley FFA Banquet (Oley Fairgrounds @6:30pm)

April 19th – Regional Public Speaking (Top 5 from Area @ Millcreek Lutheran Church) **

May 1st – Spring CDE’s (Lebanon County Fairgrounds- return by 2:30pm) *

May TBD – Graveyard Preservation (Local & Private Cemeteries- Oley Township) *

May TBD – Ag Career Field Trip **

June 12th-14th – FFA State Convention (Penn State University) **

June 18th – Officer Retreat

June – August – FFA Food For All Garden

June – August – Summer Activities TBA

*Required to miss school
** Required to miss school and/or must already be on the list of people attending

FFA Officer Team and Committee Chairs

about 1 month ago

2017-2018 School Year Officers:

President: Jacob Guldin

Vice President: Hayden Phillips

Secretary: Kelsey Schlegel

Treasurer: Paige Rohrbach

Reporter: Sarah Tatham

Sentinel: Oliver Prout

Chaplin: Rachel Noll

Historian: Haley Weidman

Advisors: Mr. Deysher & Mrs. Rice

 

2012-2013 FFA Officer Team

2013-2014 FFA Officer Team

2014-2015 FFA Officer Team and Committee Chairs

2015-2016 FFA Officer Team and Committee Chairs 

2016-2017 Officer Team and Committee Chairs


General Information

26 days ago

The FFA Mission

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education.

History

The National FFA began in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1928. There were 33 delegates from 18 states who met to form the organization. Four years later the Oley Valley FFA received its charter as one of the first FFA Chapters in PA. In 1932 Ralph Deturk became the first president of the Oley Valley FFA and Dr.Henry Brunner was hired as the first FFA Advisor and teacher of vocational agriculture.  Dr. Brunner eventually moved on to teach at Penn State University. In 1947, Dr. Brunner founded and directed the first National FFA Band.

In 1950 the United States Congress passed Public Law 740, giving FFA a federal charter. To this day, FFA continues to be recognized by Congress as an intracurricular part of the agriculture education program.

The Advantages of Being an FFA Member

FFA gives you an opportunity to have many different experiences and develop leadership skills. So join us and get involved!

Career Development Events

(CDEs)

The Agriculture industry is our nation’s largest employer. Seventeen percent of all jobs in this country are in agriculture and 92% of all agriculture jobs are in science, agribusiness, communications, and marketing.

 

CDEs, Career Development Events, are competitions that occur on the county, state, and national level. Some CDEs include:

  • -Wildlife
  • -Forestry
  • -Dairy Foods
  • -Job Interview
  • -Agronomy
  • -Aquatic Resources
  • -Public Speaking
  • -Dairy Cattle
  • -Meats
  • -Livestock
  • -Pleasure Horse
  • -Agriculture Mechanics
  • -Small Gas Engines

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CDEs are designed to give you a real-life experience. They are fun, challenging, and educational.

Travel

As you participate in FFA activities, you will travel. You’ll take field trips to various competitions throughout the seasons. As you excel in your competition you may have the opportunity to travel to Penn State to compete against other members from Pennsylvania. You may even have the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis, IN to compete in a national career development event!

Supervised Agricultural Experience

Supervised Agriculture Experience programs will give you the opportunity to explore in-depth those areas of agriculture in which you are interested. SAEs range from independent research projects to planting a home garden. SAEs can be developed around work experience in agriculture or even conservation in forestry or wildlife management. This is not only for FFA; your SAE could meet the requirements for your high school project!

Becoming an FFA Member

Only students enrolled in agricultural science classes can join FFA and every student is encouraged to participate in FFA.

 

Oley Valley FFA

about 1 month ago

Oley Valley FFA

Learning to Do

Doing to Learn

Earning to Live

Living to Serve

FFA is a national organization for students enrolled in agricultural courses. FFA provides opportunities for members to apply what they’ve learned in class as well as develop leadership skills, meet new friends, and travel. To see the list of Ag classes at Oley, click  Ag ClASS!

Stay up to date on all of our events! If you’d like to receive texts with updates about upcoming events and our chapter, please sign up by texting OVFFA to the phone number 81010. To join our FaceBook page, click here!