On Sunday February 19, 2017, the Cashton FFA held its annual Pancake Breakfast to kick-off FFA Week. Serving started at 7:00 a.m. and continued until 11:30 a.m. Overall, more than 200 people were served. The Cashton FFA would like to thank all of the community members who came out to support them. They would also like to thank Pasture Pride and Von Ruden’s Meats for donating parts of the meal.
On Tuesday November 8th, Section 3 State Officer Laura Munger visited the Cashton Ag Department. She had workshops during classes and worked with students. Students learned about things like communication and teamwork. She also met with the Cashton FFA officer team over lunch.
On Friday, November 4th four FFA officers and Mr. King gathered in the Ag room for officer bonding. They carved pumpkins to decorate the Ag room and school for fall. Everyone had a lot of fun! Thank you to Tucker and Becky Gretebeck for donating the pumpkins.
Cashton FFA Members recently attended the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN. On the trip down to the Convention students learned about large dairy and swine operations through a walking tour of Fair Oaks Farms. Before experiencing the convention students also learned about horticulture and mechanics careers with a tour of Andretti Motorsports and Heartland Growers greenhouse. At Andretti Motorsports students saw the mechanics stations and tools used to create Indy Cars. Heartland Growers showed students the acres of greenhouse spaces that are used for plant production. Students learned about the automated technologies in modern greenhouses.
At the National FFA Convention and Expo students attended many general sessions and heard from keynote speakers Diana Nyad and Jason Brown. Students also saw performances at the sessions from the National Band, Choir, and Talent. While not attending sessions students explored the career expo. Students had the opportunity at the career expo to explore colleges and career opportunities. Students also walked through the Hall of States and National Agriscience Fair to collect ideas for new chapter activities and meet chapters from across the nation. After the learning was complete students were entertained by a concert featuring Cole Swindell and Chris Young.
On Friday, October 29th a group of FFA members went to the Cashton Elementary school to teach the elementary students how to have a safe Halloween. The students watched a presentation, and then did a fun activity with the members. Everyone had a good time and learned a lot.
On October 14th the Cashton FFA held their first card party of the year in the Ag room. Both members and nonmembers were invited to attend. Many different kinds of card, board, and electronic games were played. Everyone had a wonderful time!
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, 20 Cashton FFA members handed out milk in the annual Cashton Fall Fest Parade. There was a great turn out at the parade; they handed out over 2,000 cartons of milk. They were able to promote FFA and agriculture while connecting with the community.
Thank you to all who donated to the Cashton FFA.
Cashton FFA members hands out milk to the community every year at the Fall Fest Parade.
Members handed out over 2000 milk cartons.
Cashton FFA Alumni member Mark Gronemus drove his Allis Chalmers to pull the float.
It’s not too late to sign up for FFA! The Cashton FFA holds meetings once a month during the middle school and high school lunch periods. Download and fill out the form or stop in the Agriculture room to sign up today! Membership dues are $20 for 7th – 12th graders and 6th grade membership is free!