Canton FFA at the 104th PA Farm show

Canton FFA at the 104th PA Farm show

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. 

Canton FFA at the 104th PA Farm show
Aubree Route and Samantha Morgan get the chance to slip on their first FFA jacket during the PA FFA mid-winter convention at the PA Farm Show. Provided photo.

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.

Canton FFA at the 104th PA Farm show
Dr. Eric Briggs, Canton superintendent, visited the PA Farm Show and purchased some food from Ethan Engel, junior Canton FFA member who was working at the PA FFA food booth. Provided photo.

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. 

Canton FFA at the 104th PA Farm show
Gracie Mead, Ethan Engel, Camille McRoberts, and Cheyenne Bastian-Brown present how to build a bat box and the importance of bats at the 2020 Farm Show. Provided photo.

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. 

Canton FFA at the 104th PA Farm show
The students who assembled the landscape were Camille McRoberts, Cheyenne Bastian-Brown, Alexia Zeigler, Gracie Mead, Ethan Groover, Ethan Engel, and Hunter Hartford. Provided photo.

Once again, the Canton FFA thanks the community who helps in supporting all of these educational activities. 

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