shland FFA Chapter

The Ashland FFA is an organization for all students enrolled in Agriculture Education classes at Southern Boone County High School. Members of the Ashland FFA Chapter have the ability to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success through participation in activities, conferences, and workshops that the FFA offers. They also have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people around them and in their community through FFA sponsored service projects. There are many benefits for students who join the FFA.

Ashland FFA has two agriculture advisor, Rebekah Hammett and Justin Belew that offer 10 agriculture classes and help to provide guidance to develop an outstanding program of activities. This year Ashland FFA was recognized as the third best chapter in the state in the National Chapter Award and was the winner of the Strengthening Agriculture division. We were also pleased to have three of our chapter members recognized in the proficiency areas at the state level. Amanda Belew was 1st in Wildlife Production and Management, Ethan Hilgedick was 1st in Fruit Production and Cole Hammett was 1st in Specialty Crop. This is a very large accomplishment.

We continually strive to provide members with many opportunities to help them to become great leaders and agriculture advocates.
This years officer team that will lead the Ashland FFA Chapter are

President: Millie Plunkett

1st Vice President: Nicole Sjostrand

2nd Vice President: Tyler Hilgedick

Secretary: Alyssa Dement

Treasurer: Sydda Evans

Reporter: Abby Wall

Reporter: Ashley Sjostrand

Historian: Nikki Crocker

Historian: Charlie Lewis

Sentinel: Colton Quinn

Parliamentarian: Maura Vanskike

Chaplain: Trent Hargis

Advisors: Rebekah Hammett

Justin Belew

The agricultural education program at our school is built around three core areas: classroom/laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience programs and the FFA student organization. The classroom provides the foundation for teaching agriculture and leadership skills through hearing and seeing.

Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) progra m  provides a laboratory setting for learning technical agricultural skills through hands-on applications.
Participation in FF
A organization provides students with laboratory for learning technical leadership skills through hands-on application.

For a student of agricultural education to gain as much as possible he/she will need to participate in ALL three areas.  No one is more important than the other in a well rounded agriculture education experience.