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Rugby FFA news: Ag in the classroom grant

By Staff | Oct 13, 2012

The Rugby FFA Chapter was recently awarded a Mini-Grant given by the North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council. They received 27 requests, seeking in excess of $12,000 for this grant period. The Rugby FFA chapter received $550 towards curriculum. The Rugby FFA chapter will use their grant money to purchase veterinary science materials and curriculum. These new supplies will be implemented in the animal science class.

Chapter participates in Producing Futures

The Rugby FFA chapter recently participated in the Producing Futures Program. The funds to the ND FFA Foundation will be used for local chapters in programs such as the Supervised Agricultural Experience Grants to Individual Members, National Leadership Conference for State Officers, Washington Leadership Conference Scholarships, Travel Stipends to National FFA Convention, Community Service Grants to Chapters, Career Development Event Awards, Chapter Presidents’ Conference, Winter Leadership Conference, FFA Jackets to New Members, Maddock Officer Retreat, New Chapter Support, College Scholarships, Leadership Training, Ag Career Initiative, Blastoff Training, and scholarships. The Rugby FFA chapter has added Mike and Deb Black as sponsors for their donation to the Producing Futures Program.

Range Judging

team wins awards

The Rugby FFA Chapter recently traveled to Gackle to participate in the state range judging event. In the range judging event the participants judge a section of land for its ability to provide for cattle and grouse. The Rugby FFA team was comprised of Nate Bohl (5th place-gold) , Brian Jordan (10th place- gold) , and Devin Volk (19th place- silver). The Rugby FFA Chapter was awarded silver as a team.

Chapter participates in Land Judging

The Rugby FFA Chapter participated in the Rugby Invitational Land judging contest on July 31st. The Rugby team earned a silver team award, with team member Kurt Pfau earning a gold individual award. Team members Cole Genetzky, Clay Vannett and Dominic Cote all earned Silver Individual awards.

The team then participated in the state contest held in Maddock on August 2nd. The team earned a gold award and placed third in the state. Vannett placed second in the state, earning a gold individual award. Cote also earned a gold individual award. Genetzky and Pfau earned silver awards.

The members of the team evaluate the soil by determining surface soil texture, internal drainage, depth of soil, slope of the soil, past erosion, wind and water erosion, surface runoff and degree of salinity. After the students make each of these determinations, they then must determine the land classification. When the land classification is determined the members must then determine the proper land management improvement practices needed for this particular field, along with making fertilizer recommendations based on the data provided.

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