The Springport Agriscience Program and FFA Chapter was chartered in 1940 and has been growing since. The program curriculum is intra-curricular, combining classroom and laboratory instruction with leadership training, and work experience.The projects listed that are a part of the agriscience program fulfill the FFA's mission of "learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve."

Please also visit our FFA Chapter web page hosted by our AET account: http://www.springport.theaet.com/

UPCOMING FFA EVENTS:

Date

Event

September 2014

10

HS FFA Meeting

12

Fall Leadership Conf. Scholarship Due

20

Jackson County Farmfest

15

Deadline for ordering chickens

 

Adopt-a-Highway (must be done between 9/22 – 9/26)

27

National Convention Sign-up & Reservations FINALIZED

30

Broiler Contest Start Date

October

1

HS FFA Meeting

10

Ag-on-Wheels $3 Million Dollar Challenge &  Pork BBQ (4-7 pm in the Middle School)

12

Region II Fall Bash, 3-7 pm, Lenawee Ag Farm

20

Agriculture & Natural Resources Career Night, 6-8pm

20

Middle School FFA & YFA Kick-off Attend ANR Career Night 6-8 pm in the HS

16-17

Fall PDI & State FFA Leadership Conference

17

Broiler Contest Entries Due

29-Nov 1

National FFA Convention – Louisville, KY

November

3

Broiler Weigh Date

5

HS FFA Meeting, 7 pm, Cafeteria

5

Greenhand Initiation 7 pm, Cafeteria & FFA Meeting (Contest Kick-off & Jacket Orders)

5-7

FFA Broiler Contest, Fowlerville, MI

11

Middle School  & YFA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310

12

Region II Discussion Meet, 6pm, Lenawee VoTech

24-25

Chicken Processing & Dinner Service Project

December

1

The following items are due to the State FFA Office:
Regional Grant Applications and Star Candidate Applications (includes star battery and state degree application)Star Candidate Applications must be in the state office by Dec. 1. Those received after this date will not be considered.

3

HS FFA Meeting

6

FFA Alumni Harvest Hootenanny

9

Middle School  & YFA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310

18

FFA Jacket Money & Orders DUE for Contests

18

COMPLETE All State Applications due before Xmas Break

January 2015

7

HS FFA Meeting

9

STATE FFA APPS. DUE –State FFA Degree Applications, Outstanding Junior Applications, Agriculture Proficiency Award Applications (Proficiency Award Applications received after this date will not be considered), Agri-Entrepreneurship Award Applications, State Officer Applications, Delegate and Courtesy Corps Certification Form, Talent Practice Session Applications, and State FFA Band & Choir Applications

13

Middle School  & YFA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310

16

District Contest Entries due to District Chair

21

The following items are due to the State FFA Office:
National Chapter Award Applications Form I and II(must be in the state office by this date as late applications will not be considered), and Agriscience Student Recognition Application.

 Date

Event

February 2015

1

The following items are due to the State FFA Office:
FFA Scholarship Recognition Aps, Food For America, and BOMC Apps

1

Pre-District Critique Night 5:00 – 8:00 pm

4

District Leadership Contest at Jonesville, 3:00 pm

4

HS FFA Meeting

10

Middle School  & YFA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310

12

State FFA Officer Interviews - Regional Level 6pm, Milan HS

15-22

National FFA Week (Chapter t-shirt day, teacher appreciation day)

18

Regional Leadership Contest at Saline 3:00pm

18

Official Dress Day

19

Chapter T-shirt Day

20-22

State FFA Officer Interviews - State Level

20

State Convention Registrations are due

March

4

HS FFA Meeting

8

Pre-States Critique Night – Library – 6pm

TBA

Summer SAE Interest Meetings (Lamb Show Team, Fair)

11-13

State FFA Convention, MSU

16

FAIR Parent Meeting (Middle School  & YFA) 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310

19

Labor Auction, 7pm, Cafeteria

TBA

Project RED (Jackson Fairgrounds) – during school

25

Chapter Officer Applications Due

TBD

8th Grade Recruitment In-class Workshop (before spring break)

TBD

Stu Crew 8th grade Orientation

April

1

Marketing plan papers due & Ag Skills Registration Due

5

FFA Chapter Officer Interviews

8

HS FFA Meeting *Elections*

14

Middle School  & YFA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310

24

State FFA Agricultural Skills Contest, Michigan State University

TBD

Adopt-a-Highway

26

Regional Officer Interviews 1:00 pm @ Lenawee Votech

TBD

FFA Lamb Sale

May

3-4

Region II Camp, Kimball Camp, Reading

6

HS FFA Meeting

6

Banquet & Silent Auction, 6pm dinner, awards 7pm, cafeteria, plant sale

12

Middle School  & YFA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310

TBA

FAIR WEIGH-Ins

15

The following items are due to the State FFA Office: American Degree Apps, Proficiency State Winner's Apps, National Chapter Apps, National Band, National Chorus and National Talent Apps

23

LAMB SHOW TEAM (Hastings)

June

3

HS FFA Meeting

6-7

LAMB SHOW TEAM (June 7-8 MSU)

8

Git ‘R Done Day, 8am – 2 pm

19-21

Springport Summer Festival Weekend (tractor/parade)

21

Awesome 5K & 10K Run

28

Springport Sheep Showcase (LAMB SHOW TEAM)

22-28

Washington DC Leadership Conference (WLC)

29-Jul1

Summer MAAE Teacher Conf.

July

4

FFA Tractor in Eaton Rapids Parade

8-9

SLCCO & SLCRO Conferences

13-18

Eaton County Fair

16

State FFA Livestock Judging Contest

21-23

Ag Expo  (State FFA Tractor Driving Contest)

TBD

POA Camp

 

     

    2014-2015 Chapter Officers: President Daniel Brown, Vice President Samantha Wagner, Secretary Shalene Kirchmeier, Treasurer Bree Talbot, Treasurer Devin Brown, Reporter Amanda Wiel, Sentinel Eric Parr


Springport FFA Chapter Accomplishments:

    • Models of Innovation National Finalist 2010 in Chapter Development and Community Development
    • Models of Innovation National Finalist 2009 in Student Development and Community Development
    • #1 Chapter in Michigan for 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and Gold State Ratings every year in National Chapter since 1999
Springport Agriscience Program, PO Box 100, 300 W. Main St., Springport MI 49284
Phone: (517)857-3475, Fax: (517)857-3251, Email: megan.merrill@springportschools.net
Instructors: Megan Merrill and Pat Henne