Manheim FFA 2017 PA Ag Sales Team Competes at National FFA Convention

                         Manheim FFA Ag Sales team members (left to right)  Marie  Bryant, Heidi Strausbaugh, Danielle Fittery and Alec Hess competed at the 2017 National FFA Convention this October in the Ag Sales Career Development Event.

The pictured wagon and all the items were sold at the 2017 Manheim Farm Show during the Youth Livestock Sale.

A SPECIAL THANKS to Beth and Jay Gainer, the Cassel family and the Manheim Auto Auction for purchasing the wagon to raise over $4,000 to help cover their travel expenses.

The Team placed SILVER at the National FFA Convention with Heidi Strausbaugh placing in the top 20 with an individual Gold medal.

The team sold Kubota RTV’s with the annual coaching help from Jeremy Haldemen and Jay Gainer from Messick’s Farm Equipment.

MFS CHAMPIONS’ ARENA

2017 MANHEIM FARM SHOW CUTS RIBBON ON THE NEW CHAMPIONS’ ARENA  

Show Lead Unlatching Ceremony

 

Our Dairy Beef show in the new arena

Thanks to all the hundreds of volunteers who spent thousands of hours to complete this building project!

 A specials THANKS to all our SKILLED TRADESMEN who did an AWESOME CONSTRUCTION JOB!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing Touches

Wall of Champions recognizing our 120 2016 buyers!

 

 

 

 

 

 Donations are still being accepted.  Click here for the donation form:Champions Arena Donor Flyer updated

ARENA BUILDING PROJECT PHOTO JOURNAL

Painting Day July 22, 2017

4-H and FFA members and moms help out

 

 

Finishing off the arena walls

New wall gets its first coat

All walls and roof up and covered. 6/22

 

 

 

 

 

Steel structure going up! 6/9/1

Pouring the new wall

 

 

 

View from the front of the hog barn. New sidewalk entry, to the left, for all show arena visitors

 

Volunteers removing walls and roof from Building # 3

Ready for new steel frame walls and roofing

Dedication Ceremony Manheim Community Farm Show Champions Arena

The Manheim Community Farm Show is pleased to announce that the construction has begun on the expansion of the livestock show and sales ring.  The new arena will be named the Champions Arena in honor of all who have showed animals at Manheim over the past 64 years and those who will show in the new arena in the future.  The new arena will provide an improved showing experience for both the FFA and 4-H exhibitors showing and selling their animals and the public attending the shows and sale.

 

 

 

 

DONE! 

Manheim Ag-Ed Earns PA FFA Foundation Learning By Doing Grants

 

The PA FFA Foundation believes agricultural education students should have the maximum opportunity to grow and succeed, leaving high school as prepared as is possible for the world ahead. By completing the Learning By Doing grant application, the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation is making an investment in Agriculture Education. Funds allocated through the Learning by Doing Grants are intended to make a lasting impact into the future Pennsylvania’s agriculture education.

http://paffafoundation.org/foundation/

The total funds requested for the 2016-2017 Learning by Doing Grant program was $34,927 from 42 total applications.  The competition was steep and applications were judged by 3 FFA Foundation trustees. All funds generated for this grant come from PA FFA Foundation food concessions at Ag Progress Days and PA Farm Show.

Skyler Anderson was awarded a grant for her Market Goats SAE Project to purchase goat fitting equipment. Skyler is a member of the Manheim FFA Livestock Show Team.

The Manheim Ag-Ed program was awarded funds to purchase PSU Soil Testing Kits and Agronomy Guides.  All members of the Manheim FFA Livestock Show Team are required to have DEP Manure Management plans.  Those plans require the testing of soils in livestock pastures.  The PSU Agronomy Guides will help students make educated choices about the BMP’s of the soils on their farm properties.

PA FFA Foundation Learning By Doing Grant Applicants Categories:
FFA Members • Agriculture Educator/FFA Advisor • FFA Chapter
Grant Projects may include: • Supervised Agriculture Experiences • Classroom Tools, Equipment, Resources • Curriculum and Teaching Training
Grant Values: maximum $2000 per year per School District
• Individual FFA Member: $500
• Teacher/FFA Advisor: $1000
• FFA Program: $1000
 
 

MC Students Make Ag Industry Career Connections

A HUGE thanks to all the folks who took time out of their BUSY days to share their agriculture stories with our students this spring

CDE New Release

Jeff Stoltzfus guiding us through the Leola Produce Auction

Jeff Stoltzfus guiding us through the Leola Produce Auction

Oregon Dairy Farm to Fork tour with the Hurst family.

Oregon Dairy Farm to Fork tour with the Hurst family.  “An extraordinary experience”!

HACC Ag Business class learns about niche marketing at Outback Toy Store

HACC Ag Business class learns about niche marketing at Outback Toy Store

Ag business in the field learning at Buckhill Farm CSA with Andrew Buckwalter

Ag business in the field learning at Buckhill Farm CSA with Andrew Buckwalter