Great Job At Ag Sales!

On November 21, 2014, the Sutherlin FFA Agricultural Sales teams competed in Oakland, Oregon. Ag Sales is a CDE (Career Development Event) that consists of students demonstrating advertising, promotion, and customer relation skills while selling a product. Some of the products were invented by the participants, and others had been created already. This offered a unique opportunity for students to experience the different aspects of business and sales.

Sutherlin FFA members did a wonderful job, with both teams placing second. Umpqua District FFA teams in attendance included Myrtle Point, Roseburg, Oakland, South Umpqua, and Sutherlin.  Sophomore Esten Harrington said of the competition, “Ag Sales gives a unique insight into marketing as well as business techniques.” Overall, the CDE was successful event for Sutherlin members, leaving them with new experiences and skills.

Sutherlin Results:

Teams:

1st Place: Oakland

2nd Place: Sutherlin

3rd Place: Roseburg

Beginning:

1st Place: Taylor Moser

3rd Place: Dallyn Ritchie

5th Place: Rachel Wolfe

8th Place: Mackenzie Price

9th Place: Jakob Saucier

Advanced:

2nd Place: Bryson Price

3rd Place: Colby Hobgood

7th: Taylor Brooke

9th Place: Joe Matteo

10th Place: Gabby Cornelia

Rituals and Results!

The Rituals Career Development Event (CDE) was held on November 5th, 2014, at Myrtle Point. All of the teams did a wonderful job at the Districts competition with both Advanced and Beginning teams participating.

Rituals are the opening and closing ceremonies of the National FFA Organization. During the competition, teams are judged on quality of performance, both individually and as a whole. There were a total of seven teams, all from the Umpqua FFA District. This included Roseburg, Elkton, Days Creek, Oakland, Myrtle Point, Sutherlin, and South Umpqua.

Kalana Granger, Beginning Reporter for Sutherlin FFA, really enjoyed the opportunity available at the CDE. “I thought it was a good chance for young adults to learn the importance of properly opening and closing a meeting for their futures as FFA members and in their careers,” she clarifies. All of the Umpqua FFA District Chapters represented their teams very well.

Results

Beginning Teams

  1. Sutherlin
  2. Elkton
  3. Oakland

Advanced Teams:

  1. Sutherlin
  2. Elkton
  3. Oakland

District Rituals and Results!

The Rituals Career Development Event (CDE) was held on November 5th, 2014, at Myrtle Point. All of the teams did a wonderful job at the Districts competition with both Advanced and Beginning teams participating.

Rituals are the opening and closing ceremonies of the National FFA Organization. During the competition, teams are judged on quality of performance, both individually and as a whole. There were a total of seven teams, all from the Umpqua FFA District. This included Roseburg, Elkton, Days Creek, Oakland, Myrtle Point, Sutherlin, and South Umpqua.

Kalana Granger, Beginning Reporter for Sutherlin FFA, really enjoyed the opportunity available at the CDE. “I thought it was a good chance for young adults to learn the importance of properly opening and closing a meeting for their futures as FFA members and in their careers,” she clarifies. All of the Umpqua FFA District Chapters represented their teams very well.

Results

Beginning Teams

  1. Sutherlin
  2. Elkton
  3. Oakland

Advanced Teams:

  1. Sutherlin
  2. Elkton
  3. Oakland

Tractor Driving!

On November 3rd, 2014, Sutherlin FFA competed in the District Tractor Operators CDE (Career Development Event). The competition was challenging with about 130 people present. Many of Sutherlin’s contestants were new to the skill, but they all did a great job. The event was put on by the Douglas County Farm Bureau.

In order to participate in the CDE, the students had to pass certain qualifications. The goal of the competition was to certify youth to operate agricultural equipment safely. Beginning competitors were able to practice for the event during their Agricultural classes by driving tractors and learn the correct and safe ways to operate equipment..

Overall, Sutherlin did very well with the Advanced team placing 1st and the Beginning team placing 4th. “I liked having people help me with what to do and what way to turn as I was backing up [the tractor]. It was a lot of fun as well as a great learning experience,” freshman Taylor Moser, placing 19th for Beginning, explains. It was a memorable, exciting, and unique experience.

Sutherlin Results

Advanced- 1st

2nd- Conner Grauf

5th- Thomas Smalley

11th-Patrick Gerstner

Beginning- 4th

7th- Connor Grauf

15th-Reese Carson

19th-Taylor Moser

20th-Andrew Smalley

Sutherlin FFA Makes a Splash for ALS

 

Friday, September 5th, Sutherlin FFA hosted a community-wide ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, including 85 participants. The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral across social media to spread awareness and raise donations for ALS.  If one was nominated to do the “Challenge”, they had a certain period of time to dump a bucket of ice water on their head and post it on social media along with new nominations.  The link to the video of Sutherlin FFA’s Ice Bucket Challenge is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdoXJq1ZPnw&feature=youtu.be.

Sutherlin FFA nominated FFA chapters all across Oregon to complete the challenge in one week.    Thanks to a generous loan from Roseburg Coastal Farm and Ranch, buckets were provided for everyone. In total, $1,180 was raised by donors. Sutherlin FFA collected pledges from the community including:

Jack Trowbridge, Great Northern Trailers
Trevor Kenny, ServPro of Douglas County
Annette Hagen
Justin Peterman
Rick Holland
Bruce Cortez, Barnes Heating & Cooling
Dutch Bros of Sutherlin
Curt and Debbie Price
Lindeen Brown, State Farm Insurance
Joe Keady
Scott & Theresa Powell, Powell Plastering
Debbie Foley, Sutherlin East Primary
Betty Tamm ($50)

 ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a motor neurons disorder.  Over $112 million in donations to ALS have been made already. 

Greenhand Night Is Fast Approaching!


greenhand hands It's that time of year again, the annual Greenhand Night! Greenhand Night will be on Monday December 16th at 7:00 p.m.in the Sutherlin High School activity center. Greenhand Night is for first year FFA members earning their first degree, the Greenhand Degree. These freshmen have to do many things in order to get their first degree such as know the FFA Creed, Motto, and Salute, have a plan for a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), and be enrolled in an agricultural class. The Greenhand Degree is designed to open up the many different aspects of the National FFA Organization to new comers who are green to the whole experience. This first degree will help the freshmen to further their involvement in FFA and is required in order for them to earn more degrees like the FFA Chapter or State Degree. We were all new to this great organization at one point, so come on out and support our 2013 Greenhand Degree Recipients!

Umpqua District Leadership Camp

The 2011 Umpqua District Leadership Camp will be held on September 10th-12th at The Little River Christian Camp in Glide. Leadership Camp is always fun to attend and is a great way to start off a new year of school pland FFA. If you like making friends, having fun, and eating great food then this is the place to be. Contact Mr. Crawford or any of the chapter officers for more information.