South Central Region News
The South Central Region held its largest Regional Leadership Conference with 538 FFA members registered. 💙💛
Jacob Wilson from the West Columbus FFA Chapter is on the NC FFA website for the October SAE spotlight for Diversified Agriculture Production!
The South Central Region will be representing NC with 3 teams, Agriscience Fair Finalist and Premier Chapter at the 96th National FFA Convention!
- Lillie Greene from the West Columbus FFA Chapter will be competing in Creed LDE.
- The Lumberton FFA Chapter will be competing in the Agricultural Communications and Ag Sales CDE.
- Cadence Shaw from the Lumberton FFA Chapter will be recognized as a TOP 10 National Finalist
- Lumberton FFA is a TOP 10 National Finalist for the Premier Chapter Award in the Strengthening Agriculture category.
Northwest Region News
The Northwest Region is growing and we currently have 22 teachers in our region who have taught for 5 years or less in our region. We are proud to recognize those new agriculture teachers who were “raised” in the agriculture programs and departments across the 15 counties in our region. We are excited to have so many who are returning to their roots and look forward to the great things to come from their programs!
Haylee Bare – Ashe County
MaKayla White King – Alexander Central
Julia Coltrain – Bandys*
Malachi Curtis – East Burke
Sara Lowe – East Surry
Hannah Gordon – Freedom
Savanah Hager – Lake Norman
Courtney Elledge – North Iredell
Ethan Holland – North Iredell
Austin Rash – North Iredell
Sawyer Ferguson – South Stokes
Sarah Johnson – Surry Central
* This is the first year that Julia has taught in the NW region, having moved back home after teaching for several years in Eastern NC.
West Region News
The West Region has many exciting events happening this Fall!
Polk FFA will host “Halloween at the Farm” on the evening of Halloween at their high school farm from 3:30pm until 5:30pm.
Many of our chapters in the West participated in the Dairy Steer Project at the NC Mountain State Fair.
East Rutherford is hosting an Ag Ed Day. Check out the flyer here.
Please see the flyer below for details about North Buncombe FFA’s Livestock Team Fundraiser Auction.
West Central Region News
Abby Craven is the agriculture education teacher at Uwharrie Charter Academy Middle School and Elizabeth Farmer is the agriculture education teacher at Uwharrie Charter Academy High School. The UCA Middle School Chapter was chartered on September 6,2023. They have hit the ground running with a total of 62 members, 30 of which are active in the program. Currently, they have a forestry team and a livestock judging team in place. The middle school first chapter fundraiser is the fall mum sale and will help build up our FFA funds for future activities. Mrs. Farmer, the high school ag teacher, and Abby have collaborated on team practices, FFA meetings, getting our land lab in the works, and attending wildlife camp with our students. We try to blend the two programs as often as possible because the stronger the programs, the more success as students.
Uwharrie Charter Academy Newsletter
Uwharrie Charter Academy High School FFA was chartered in 2017 with a beginning total of 10 members and has grown to be the largest and most involved club available at UCA today. This year, we made the decision to switch to an affiliate program and we will have 130 members. We are dedicated to serving others and building the skills of our members through many opportunities for service, learning, and more while having fun in order to leave a lasting impact. We regularly go on field trips for our monthly chapter meetings and have many events for our members and community throughout the year like a Thanksgiving luncheon, laser tag, day at the zoo, and the state fair just to name a few. We have the best students involved which makes FFA fun at UCA High School and we are excited to continue to grow and develop our program! We are also very excited to have partnered with the UCA Middle School program and offer combined chapter events such as kickball. This has been a great benefit to both programs and an excellent opportunity to allow our programs to grow and bond!
Pictures: Uwharrie Charter Academy FFA Officers and fun at the Ice Cream Social.