The Canton FFA made its normal yearly presence at the 104th PA Farm Show. There, the members set up a landscape, entered a display, worked the PA FFA food booth, presented an on-stage demonstration, and certain selected members received their first year jackets.
The presence at the farm show with a wide array of projects allows for a lot of learning and decision-making in the preparation of the farm show. The landscape and display planning starts before the end of the school year in June and occupies the members’ time and attention for months leading up to the show.
This year the on-stage demonstration was all about the importance of bats and how to build and install a bat box. This presentation placed 10th out of 29 presentations, for which the team was very satisfied. The planning for this demonstration started in September and took the four months to develop.
The freshmen in FFA have an opportunity to acquire their first jacket though the PA FFA alumni association by filling out a competitive application. Five Canton members received their first jacket through this manner. The others had already received their first year jackets from a donation from Dean and Rebecca Jackson of Mt-Glen Farms, which totaled eight additional members and they had to also a competitive application to receive those.
Once again, the Canton FFA thanks the community who helps in supporting all of these educational activities.