Scott Bohanon was elected State FFA Vice President-Middle for 2013-2014 at the conclusion of the 85th Tennessee State Convention in Gatlinburg. Bohanon is a member of the McEwen FFA Chapter.
Joining Bohanon to serve as state FFA officers for 2013-2014 are Sarah Best of the Cookeville FFA Chapter as state president, Jeffery Rogers of the Munford FFA Chapter as state vice president-west, Rebekah Wright of the David Crockett FFA Chapter as state vice president-east, Melinda Perkins of the Paris FFA Chapter as state secretary, Colton McClanahan of the Stone FFA Chapter as the state treasurer, Samantha Beard of the Eagleville FFA Chapter as state reporter, and Rachel Ralston of the Riverdale FFA Chapter as state sentinel.
Scott will attend Tennessee Technological University and major in Agricultural Education. His agricultural education instructors and FFA advisors are Joe Greene and Glenn Ross. For the next year, Bohanon and his state officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. Collectively, they will travel thousands of miles throughout the state as they engage top leaders in business, government and education and lead a host of personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA members. The team will also help set policies that will shape the future of the Tennessee FFA Association and promote agricultural literacy in general.
Members of the McEwen FFA Chapter won first-place in the Tennessee Association FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event during the 85th Tennessee State FFA Convention on March 25.
This team will represent Tennessee in the National Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event at the National FFA Convention in October. The McEwen agricultural education instructors and FFA advisors are Glenn Ross and Joe Greene.
The Parliamentary Procedure CDE tests students’ ability to effectively communicate ideas during a meeting. Components included a general knowledge exam of parliamentary law, a ten-minute demonstration of parliamentary procedure, oral questions, and written minutes of the demonstration. The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation sponsored a cash award for expenses related to participation in the national contest.
Scott Bohanon of the McEwen earned first-place honors in the Tennessee Association FFA Diversified Horticulture Production Proficiency Award area during the 84th Tennessee State FFA Convention on April 3.
The diversified horticulture production proficiency award is designed to recognize students who are involved in a supervised agricultural experience in which the student works for someone or owns the enterprise or business that applies the best management practices available to efficiently manage an SAE program that includes two or more proficiencies including landscape management, nursery operations, turf grass management or the specific floricultural production accepted in specialty crop production.
The McEwen FFA member’s agricultural education instructors and FFA advisors are Joe Greene and Glenn Ross. This award is sponsored on the state level by the River Brite Citrus Fundraising.
Members of the McEwen FFA Chapter won first-place in the Tennessee Association FFA Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event during the 84th Tennessee State FFA Convention on April 2.
This team will represent Tennessee in the National Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event at the National FFA Convention in October. The McEwen agricultural education instructors and FFA advisors are Joe Greene and Glenn Ross.
The Environmental and Natural Resources CDE is a competitive activity that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. This event focuses on testing students’ problem solving and decision making skills in environmental and natural resources. These areas concentrate on soil profiles, water and air quality, waste management, environmental analysis, and use of global positioning units. River Brite Citrus Fundraising sponsored a cash award for expenses related to participation in the national contest.
The National Chapter Award is one of the highest honors an entire FFA Chapter can receive. Chapters that receive a gold rating by the Tennessee FFA Association are eligible to compete for the National FFA 3-star, 2-star or 1-star rating. Each chapter that competes for these awards will receive a multi-year plaque and a spur designating their star rating. Chapters that receive a national 3-star chapter rating will be able to compete for the national Model of Innovation, Model of Excellence and Outstanding Middle School Chapter Awards.
More than 60 FFA Chapter from across the state earned top honors by being named a Superior Chapter during the first session of the Tennessee State FFA Convention.
Chapter that compete and document at least 15 activities receive the State Superior Award. They are also eligible to compete for the state’s Gold, Silver and Bronze chapter awards. The state’s top three gold chapter award winners will compete for the National FFA Chapter Award in October in Indianapolis, Ind. Continue reading →