Contrary to popular beliefs, FFA is not a club for only farmers. FFA is for anyone who is interested or looking for a career in agriculture. Since FFA at Millbrook is a small club, they get to know their fellow members very well and eventually become a second family. They have meetings once every month, with activities that range from mini golf to a Thanksgiving dinner to Ag Olympics. The members also get many chances to gain volunteer hours. They participate in the Halloween Carnival that is held in the commons for the Redbud students and they also host a Thirty One/Vera Bradley BINGO.
There are many contests that FFA members can participate in. Horticulture is one example of many plant-based contests. AG Mechanics and Small Engines are two technological based contests that members may participate in. Some examples of animal-based contests are Dairymen’s, Horse Judging, and Veterinary Science. The Vet Science team recently won 1st place in Virginia. They are now preparing for a trip to Nationals, which will be held in Indianapolis this year. This team is the first from Millbrook to ever go to Nationals to compete. The team consisted of Madayln Swaner, Sarah Allder, Stewart Hackney, and Cara George.
The first FFA meeting will be on September 21st, after school. For additional information, see Mrs. Bethke or Mr. Borst in the AG department.