The Weldon Valley FFA Chapter had a full fall semester. FFA members started their semester of work over the Labor Day weekend by helping another member of the community, who is also a school employee, to clean up her farm after her husband passed away. early this spring. After two days of hard work, the farm was clean and organized for an auction, which took place a month later.
Towards the end of September, six FFA members helped prepare breakfast for the Fort Morgan Fall Harvest Fly-In, which coincided with the annual auto show. The Weldon Valley FFA Chapter has partnered with the Fort Morgan FFA Chapter to make pancakes, sausages and eggs to serve at the Fort Morgan Municipal Airport in an effort to raise funds for the upcoming trip to the 94th FFA national convention and exhibition.
October has been a particularly busy month for Weldon Valley FFA. Six members attended the two-day Fall Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, where they focused on promoting their leadership skills and personal growth through workshops and activities. Four members attended the GrowHer conference through Morgan Community College, which promoted agricultural careers through guest speakers and a trade show.
On October 23, members sold a variety of products made from recycled wood for the Weldon Valley Craft and Vendor Fair. Each member of the FFA has selected a project and built it throughout the month of October. The funds generated by this fair will be used for the FFA Week event in February 2022.
The Weldon Valley FFA Chapter also had six members who attended the FFA National Convention and Exhibition in Indianapolis at the end of the month. Two members, Ashley Wilkins and Kristen Wood, received their US FFA diplomas, which they earned by participating in their Supervised Workplace Agricultural Experience program and meeting specific requirements set by the National FFA Organization.
In November, several FFA members collaborated with the Boy Scouts by helping with a canned food drive in Morgan County. FFA members helped distribute information leaflets and collection bags to homes, then returned the following weekend to collect the donated items.
The Weldon Valley FFA Chapter has 34 members this year who look forward to continuing their activities of leadership, personal growth and professional success next semester.
Fort Morgan Times reporter Katie Roth and Weldon Valley agricultural teacher Cara Heid contributed to this report.