Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 22, 1961 · Page 14
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 14

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Chapter wc have two a [jpl icant.s for the Iowa Farmer OeJiree. J. D. Thorcson and Dave Schmelzer arc thi.s ye .trs applicants. J. D.'s farming program at present includes a seven per cent interest in 105 head of Purebred Holstein Dairy cattle, a milk pipeline system and a bulk tank. He has a total of five im prbvement projects and twelve supplementary farm practices The Future: Fixr ca or FFA Mrs ot yvmcrl- is- com monly \ •V"i' \.ir»f... — . — —.. \ ot lY\o taoixvc tarn bualtiesa !ir\A \ to increase trie real estate value \ ot the farm. The member or\ dinarily will have no direct fi- i nancial benefit from the im- I provement project, though he J. D. Thoreson J. D. has been very active in FFA contests. The following is a list of his activities: parliamentary procedure team in 1958; extemporaneous speaking contest, delegate to the State FFA Convention, judging team in 1960, public speaking contest in 1961 and is currently serving as Chapter President. Dave's farming program includes one Holstein Dairy cow, two Holstein yearlings, one Holstein calf, one Angus-Brahma heifer and one Registered Quarter Horse Stallion. He has had a total of four improvement projects and twelve supplementary farm practices. Dave has also been active in FFA contests. The following is a list of his activities: Parliamentary procedure team in 1959, delegate to ioaa. Dave Schmelzer he is At present Chairman of the Co-operative Activities Committee and assistant Chapter Vice President. called is a national organtsr-aUon i, "Vocational Ed. of. by and for boys sturiyinR I T A * 14- vocational agriculture in schools in AgVlCUltUre throughout the United States! and extending into many parts! The farming program is the' ; may"assuW" certain managerial of the world. [heart of vocational agriculture j responsibilities. Examples of The FFA is made up of char-\ training. To be most effective,. improvement projects would tered state associations which in j the farming program must b» I be farmstead improvement, con- turn, are made up of local chap-, carefully planned. These plans! struction of windbreaks and tere located in high schools must be constantly evaluated which offer vocational agricul- and if necessary changed to ture. The boys enrolled in I meet the changing situations, these courses make up its active j Training for farming as a membership, but provisions are | business and as a way of life! also made for associate and hon-j requires the development of a certain enterprise on the orary membership. Member-i many abilities, skills, attitudes! member's farm. Examples of ship, is absolutely voluntary. i and understanding financial sue-' supplementary farm practices There are four degrees of ac-Kess and for personal satisfac-; would be balancing' rations, tive membership. They include t">n. j farmstead clean-up, repairing Green Hand, Chapter Farmer. The development of a farming machinery, cleaning and treat- Farmer and American j program gives students a splen- in £ seed < etc did opportunity to learn by ex livestock improvement III. Supplementary Farm Practices — The supplementary- farm practices are specific jobs or practices designed to better State Farmer, These degrees of mem- complishments in connection with the vocational agriculture assist us in becoming establish The nation must have some capita wnTch^^^^ bership are based, on definite_ac-1 perience and also to accumulate j ^ = » -u-^™.** FFA Emblem the The national emblem of Future Farmers of America significant and meaningful every detail. Used by members in all recognized units of lhe organization; it is made up of five symbols: the owl. the plow, and the rising sun. u-ithin the cross section of an ear of corn which is surmounted by the American eagle. Upon the face of the emblem appear also the words "Vocational Agriculture" and the letters "FFA". The owl is symbolic of wisdom and knowledge; the plow is the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil; the rising sun is emblematic of progress and the new day that will dawn when all farmers are trained • and have learned to cooperate; the cross section of an ear of corn represents common agricultural interests since corn is! native to America and grown in every State; and the eagle is in- i dicative of the national scope of the organization. The emblem is protected by copyrights. Future Farmers of America, a program of, by, and for boys. CONGRATULATIONS To All F. F. A. Boys and their Families We are proud to extend our congratulations to an organization whose aim is Betterment of Farming Practices and Procedures. ALLAMAKEE - CLAYTON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE Kermit James, Manager Postville, Iowa We believe in your organization on the basis of your achievements. May you continue to make the many worthwhile contributions to our community. DAFFIN MANUFACTURING CO. WESLEY FOX, Sales Supervisor program of the school. The local chapters determine the advancement of individuals for the first two degrees of membership, the state the third and national association the highest degree. Officers for the local, state and national association are elected annually. Vocational agriculture instructors serve as advisors for local chapters, the state supervisor of vocational education serves as the state advisor and the Chief of the Agricultural Education Branch of the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare serves as the National Advisor. Programs of work are set up by each unit of the organization and are based on the needs of the community and the individuals of the organization. The FFA is a self supporting organization. Many chapters have set up thrift banks where systematic and regular member saving is encouraged. Chapter ed in farming. Should we decide to enter some other occupation or continue our education in college these resources will contribute to that objective. The farming program should 1 be planned in detail for years) to come. It should fit in with, the home farm situation. A J good farming program should provide financial and management experience as well as cooperation with the member andj his parents and his vocational agriculture instructor. The farming program is divided into three parts. I. Productive Project. — The productive project is a business venture for experience and profit. It is owned and managed by the student. Business agreements are made for securing funds, land, equipment and supplies. An essential part of the productive project program is the keeping and analyzing of i the records of the productive' project. Examples of a productive project would be a swine, Future Farmers of America FFA Week—-Feb. 18-25 We Congratulate Our Future farmers For FINE ACHIEVEMENTS Lawson Equipment Co. FORD TRACTORS and IMPLEMENTS Postville, Iowa FARMERS FOR YOUR FUTURE Postville Lumber Co. Gregg Lumber Company Postville Implement Nyberg's Farm and Home Supply

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