Sutherlin FFA Attends Fantastic Leadership Conference

On September 25th-26th over 400 kids from around the county got the chance to attend the Leadership Confrence held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds every two years. At this confrence students were able to hear from some of the best speakers in the nation! They also go the chance to participate in workshops, play games, and learn tons of leadership skills! Sutherlin FFA was able to bring over 220 students to the confrence and they all had something positive to take away from it.

"I liked it a lot, said McKenna Foley, Sutherlin High School Junior, I learned that if I put 100 percent effort into a situation i can always get something out of it, and that really changed my perspective on things."

We also talked to Mia Lahley, a freshman who had her first experience at the Leadership Confrence this year."I learned that everyone has a story, and that we shouldn't judge people because most of the time we don't know what they're going through," said Lahley.

 Overall, the confrence was a huge success and had a huge impact on the students that attended. Everyone agreed they had a blast meeting new people and learning leadership skills that will help them for the rest of their lives!

A special thank you goes out to the Lilja Family Fund, the Whipple Foundation, the Ford Family Foundation and the Rotary Livestock Auction Committee for making this event possible.

FFA Students Hold Plant Sale


The Sutherlin FFA Greenhouse Plant Sale continues this weekend with a large selection of bedding plants and vegetable starts available. Sale hours will be Friday 5/3 3pm to 6pm and Saturday 5/4 8am to 12pm at the greenhouse behind Sutherlin High School (signs will be out).

The sale had a great opening weekend, and Sutherlin FFA wants to thank those who supported. While hanging baskets have become scarce, there are still great six packs and four packs at can't-beat prices available, including petunias, peppers, tomatoes, marigolds, snapdragons, squash, coleus, zinnias, salvia, and more.  New this week – we will also be selling metal yard art. Display your pride for Sutherlin, OSU, UofO, FFA, or just decorate with some awesome, permanent decorations!

For more information, please contact Sutherlin High School.


SUTHERLIN, Ore. –Spring is here and it's time to start adding some color to your lawn and the Sutherlin High School FFA and Ag business students would like to help you with that. They will have a plant sale on April 27th at Sutherlin High School so the community can help support FFA and Sutherlin High School. Community members will also be able to see how hard the Ag business students of Sutherlin High School have worked.

plantsThe sale will begin at 8:00 A.M. and will end at 4:00 P.M. They are selling flowers and bedding plants to help brighten up your lawn just in time for spring. Vegetables starters will also be available for people who want to create a garden themselves. They are also selling hanging baskets to decorate your decks and front porches. This sale not only supports the FFA program, but the entire school. The students who take woodshop will be contributing products they have made and the ceramic students will have pots that they have crafted.

The Ag Business students have put all the knowledge they gained from the first semester to use by trying to make the Sutherlin FFA Greenhouse a successful business. They planted the flowers, gave it a name, created a leadership structure, and made advertising for it. The Ag business teacher, Wes Crawford said, "By having this project the students get real life experience, either they succeed or fail." The business world has always been a major part of the economy from small mom-and-pop stores to huge corporations. More and more students are majoring in business degrees in college. Sutherlin High School has been helping students get started in the business world when in 2012 they added an Ag business class to their curriculum. The Ag business class helps prepare students for real world business situations and teaches them about customer relations, marketing, and management. The Ag business students created their own business using the greenhouse at the high school. To be able to work in the greenhouse, each student had to go through a hiring process. They had to go through scenarios of dealing with customers and they had to learn how to sell. Each student has got to have hands on experience and were put in real world situations. "I have really enjoyed gaining skills that I'll use for a long time," said Ag business student, Christina Moody.

The students have put a lot of time and dedication into the Sutherlin FFA Greenhouse. They have worked hard all year long on trying to make this business successful. So help these dedicated students by going to Sutherlin FFA Greenhouse's plant sale on April 27th.

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Soils Shows Up for Sutherlin

Sutherlin FFA had a great day in sunny Bridge, Oregon at the District Soils Career Development Event (CDE) on October 2.  The advanced team placed second, well represented by individuals Christina Moody (4th high individual), Heather Brown (5th), Cody Ferguson (5th), Ambrose Brower (9th), and Bethany Spelgatti.

The beginning team had a strong showing, placing first amongst schools.  Joe Matteo was 1st high individual, Miranda Mendenhall 2nd, Jessie Campbell 4th, Taylor Brooke 5th, Sandra Cox 8th, Kimi Gerstner 9th, and Nicole Leatherwood and Sierra Smith competing as well.  A total of about 80 students competed from six different schools.

Congratulations participants!


    This year District Sales were held at Glide High School on Friday, December 2nd.In this CDE all the participants were working their sales skills by taking orders, convincing customers to buy their product, and creating advertisments.In a fantastic effort Sutherlin was able to place 1st in both beginning and advanced!

Placing in the Top 10 for advanced:  2)Tiffani Rosemeyer, 3) Lana Chamberlain, 6) Kacie McKracken, 7) Anjelica Badillo, 9) Caylin Hobgood, 10) Colton Leatherwood     Placing in the Top 10 for beginning:1) Nicole Leatherwood, 2) Alex Stanley, 3) Sandra Cox, 4) Cheyenne Cunningham, 5) Brianna Coleman

Amazing Job to all participants! Way to represent our chapter!