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/, or Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/springport.ffa

* ATTENTION State Degree Recipients & AG CTE Completers - Fill out this form in order to take advantage of 6 FREE MSU CREDITS and turn it in with a copy of your State Degree certificate & Transcript

* VIDEO Link - 2015 National Finals in the Novice Parliamentary Procedure Contest - Chapter Conduct of Meetings
* 2016 Leadership Contest Results
* Eaton County 4H Blogspot

UPCOMING FFA EVENTS (2016-2017 FFA Calendar):

  • September 2016:
    • 7 - HS FFA Meeting
    • 9 - Fall Leadership Conf. Scholarship Due
    • 12 - Deadline for ordering chickens
    • 16 - Challenge 1617 Due
    • 26 - Region II FFA Day at the Hillsdale Fair 10am-1pm
    • Adopt-a-Highway (must be done between 9/24-10/2)
    • Sloan Wood Cutting Project
    • 27 - Broiler Contest Start Date
    • 30 - National Convention Sign-up & Reservations FINALIZED
    • 30 - SHS Homecoming - Ag-on-Wheels Challenge
  • October:
    • 5 - HS FFA Meeting – Ag Safety Videos Due
    • 14 - Broiler Contest Entries Due
    • 18-21 - National FFA Convention – Louisville, KY
    • 25 - MS/YFA Kick-off Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm, SHS Room 310
    • 28 - FFA Barn Dance
    • 31 - Broiler Weigh Date
  • November:
    • 2- HS FFA Meeting – Ag Safety Video Awards
    • 2 - Greenhand Initiation 7 pm, Cafeteria (Contest & Jacket Order Kick-off)
    • 3 - FFA Broiler Contest
    • 7 - Agriculture & Natural Resources Career Night, 6-8pm
    • 8-9 - Fall PDI & State FFA Leadership Conference
    • 14 - Region II Discussion Meet, 6pm, Milan HS
    • 21 - Chicken Processing
    • 22 - 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 - FFA Alumni Harvest Hootenanny
    • 7 - HS FFA Meeting
    • 8 - Donkey Basketball Game
    • 22 - FFA Jacket Money & Orders DUE for Contests
    • 22 - COMPLETE All State Applications due before Xmas Break
  • January 2017:
    • 11 - HS FFA Meeting
    • 12 - 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
    • 16 - District Contest Entries due to District Chair
    • 20 - 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.
    • 29 - Pre-District Critique Night 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • February:
    • 1 The following items are due to the State FFA Office: FFA Scholarship Recognition Aps, Food For America, and BOMC Apps
    • 1 District Leadership Contest- Springport – 3:00 pm
    • 1 HS FFA Meeting
    • 9 State FFA Officer Interviews - Regional Level , Saline HS 6:00 pm
    • 15 Regional Leadership Contest at Saline 3:00pm
    • 17-19 State FFA Officer Interviews - State Leve
    • 17 State Convention Registrations are due
    • 20-24 National FFA Week (Chapter t-shirt day, teacher appreciation day, radio) Chapter T-shirt Day & Chapter Photo
  • March:
    • 1 - HS FFA Meeting
    • 5 - Pre-States Critique Night – Library – 6pm
    • 8-10 - State FFA Convention, MSU
    • 14 - Summer SAE Interest Meetings (Lamb Show Team, Fair)
    • 21 - Labor Auction, 7pm, Cafeteria
    • 30 - Chapter Officer Applications Due
    • 30 - 8th Grade Recruitment In-class Workshop (before spring break)
  • April:
    • 3 - Marketing plan papers due & Ag Skills Registration Due
    • 9 - FFA Chapter Officer Interviews
    • 12 - HS FFA Meeting *Elections*
    • 13 - FAIR Parent Meeting – MS/YFA – Fair Forms 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Room 310
    • Spartan Sparkle
    • 18 - Project RED (Jackson Fairgrounds) – during school
    • 19 - FFA Lamb Sale
    • 21 - State FFA Agricultural Skills Contest, Michigan State University
    • Adopt-a-Highway after school
    • 23 - Regional Officer Interviews 1:00 pm Jonesville
    • 24 - All Fair Entries and Camping Forms Due to Mrs. Merrill
    • 29 - Awesome 5K, 10K & Kids’ Fun Run, 9:00 am
    • 30 - Starter Calf weigh-in/tagging
    • 30- May 1 - Region II Camp, Somerset Beach Campground
  • May:
    • 3 - HS FFA Meeting
    • 17 - Banquet & Silent Auction, 6pm dinner, awards 7pm, cafeteria, plant sale
    • 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
    • LAMB SHOW TEAM (Hastings)
    • 31 - June HS FFA Meeting
  • June:
    • 21-23 - Summer MAAE Teacher Conf.
    • 24 - Springport Sheep Showcase (LAMB SHOW TEAM)
    • 23-25 - Springport Summer Festival Weekend Washington DC Leadership Conference (WLC)
    • 26 - Decorations Meeting for Fair, 5:30 pm
  • July:
    • 11-12 - SLCCO & SLCRO Conferences
    • 9-15 - Eaton County Fair
    • 13 - State FFA Livestock Judging Contest
    • TBA - POA Camp

Springport FFA Chapter Accomplishments:

    • Models of Innovation National Finalist 2015 in Chapter Development
    • 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, 2010, and 2015 with Gold State Ratings every year in National Chapter since 1998

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