On Tuesday, October 4th, Italy High School freshman and Italy FFA member, Alex Jones, showed her heavy weight Dark Cross Barrow, Stewy, at the State Fair of Texas Livestock Show in Dallas. After 5 months of feeding twice a day, exercising once a day, spending weekends at camps and jackpot shows Alex had Stewy ready to compete with other hogs across the state.
The Texas FFA is led by a team of 10 high school graduate students that have shown premiere leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Students who are enrolled in an agricultural science course or FFA at the high school are selling meat and dessert until October 5th. These items are a huge hit because of the holidays coming up! The orders will be back to you by Thanksgiving if you place an order. An order form will be outside of the high school front office if you would like to place an order.
Important dates and information from the Italy FFA.
High school administration and FFA advisors are aware of what happened in downtown Dallas last night. With State FFA Convention in Dallas around the corner our main priority is student safety. Please know that we will be monitoring this situation in the days to come. We will still be attending convention knowing that some late night activities and off site excursions may be limited.
This past week, Italy High School’s FFA had 12 students participate at the Ellis County Youth Expo. These students spend a great deal of time and money taking care of and getting their animals ready for competition. Their hard work paid off.
It’s time for the 27th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo! This year, the week of April 4-9, students from Ellis County will have the opportunity to put on display what hard work and dedication truly mean. Students from FFA, 4-H and FCCLA have been planning and preparing their projects for this important week for over a year, in some cases. Each of the exhibitors you will see this week, whether from the Creative Arts, Ag. Mechanics or the Livestock division have great pride and honor in the product they will present.
If you would be interested in supporting the programs through the Ellis County Expo, fill out the attached form and follow the instructions given to submit your ad.
The Italy FFA’s annual Fruit Sales campaign is underway. Delicious fruit baskets, nuts and cheeses are available and all proceeds benefit the Italy High School’s Agriculture Program.
The Italy FFA Meat and Dessert Sales Campaign is winding down. Order deadline is set for Monday, October 19th.
San Antonio –The calf scramble was held February 22, 2015 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
The Italy FFA’s annual Fruit Sales campaign is underway. Delivery will be just in time for Christmas!. Delicious fruit baskets, nuts and cheeses are available and all proceeds benefit the Italy High School’s Agriculture Program.
Italy FFA tshirts are available for pre-order. The shirts are short sleeve grey with a gold and white screen printed design featuring the official FFA moto and logo.
The Italy FFA is hosting a Cow Patty Bingo Fundraiser. Grand prize will be $1,000! The event will take place at the Italy FFA Project Barn with the actual date of event to be announced.
The Italy FFA ramping up its primary fundraiser of the 2013-2014 school year. Back this year, by popular demand, is the annual River Star Farms and Fresh Country Bakeries product sales. Order deadline is set for Monday, October 20th.
Saturday, December 14th the Italy FFA will host a Chili Cook-Off and Man Sale from 5pm to 8pm at the Italy Downtown Pavilion. Entry Deadline for the Chili Cook-off is Friday, December 13 ($20). All proceeds benefit the Italy FFA Chapter.
The Italy FFA has kicked off their annual Fruit Sales campaign just in time for Christmas delivery. Delicious fruit baskets, nuts, meats and more are available and all proceeds benefit the Italy High School’s Agriculture Program.
The Italy FFA is starting its first fundraiser of the 2013-2014 school year. Back this year, by popular demand, is the annual River Star Farms meat and Fresh Country Bakeries dessert sales. Order deadline is set for October 21st.
CALL TODAY TO MAKE YOUR LAST MINUTE ORDER!
Nichole Vajdak is very excited to be one of the Agriculture teachers at Italy High School. She was raised on a farm in Snook, Texas so she has been around animals and ag all her life.
The 2013 Ellis County Youth Expo kicks off early next week. View the following schedule of events and make plans to come out and support our local youth.
San Antonio –A calf scramble was held Saturday, February 16 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. 4-H and FFA youth competed for $800 certificates to purchase breeding animals to exhibit in the 2014 San Antonio Junior Livestock Show. Twelve certificates were awarded that day to those who caught a calf!
Brandon Connor and Ty Windham, both members of the Italy FFA, were among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the February 6 performance at the 117th edition of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Brandon’s parents are Summer Douglass and Stephen Connor. Brandon’s award was sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac of Fort Worth. Ty’s parents are Joe and Andi Windham. Ty’s award was sponsored by Monosol LLC of Merrillville, Indiana.
Italy FFA is currently having their fruit sales campaign. This is an annual fundraiser for the FFA program that provides a quality product year after year. Please contact Mr. Godwin or any FFA student if you would like to order some of the delicious fruit that our local club has to offer.