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Welcome to Laurens FFA






The Laurens FFA is an agriculture organization that helps to teach its members about leadership, community involvement and agriculture

Laurens FFA Officers

3 months ago

By Melanie Birchmore

Laurens FFA Officers

These hard working young people will be leading the Laurens FFA.

Eli Tavenner

My favorite thing about FFA is being able to meet new people that I might not have had the opportunity to meet with out FFA.

I think everyone should join FFA so they can learn different ways to be involved in the agriculture industry.

Lilly Pruitt

FFA has given me the opportunity to travel with my team members.  The travel and the experiences that I have gained are my favorite things about FFA.

Others should join FFA because it helps prepare students for the future by creating life and leadership skills.

Christian Wilhelm

My favorite thing about FFA is being able to surround myself with a family that has the same love and interest in agriculture and the FFA organization as I do.  Also it gives me the opprotunity to inspire others, teach the importance of agriculture, and leave a positive difference in their life.

I think you should join FFA, it has a variey of benefits that will go with you thorugh out your life, lifelong friendships and experiences that will make you a better person.

Veronica Corteville

My favorite part of FFA is being able to work with animals, being able to go to other farms to help them with farm maintenance, and being able to meet and interact with new people who have the same interests as me.

I think others should join FFA if they want to make new friends and travel to new places,  Also you will increase your leadership ability and learn things that will help you be successful in your future. You will also have the opportunity to compete in contest related to things you want to learn,  Last but not least you will be able to make a positive difference in our school and community,

Anna Gray Rowland

My favorite thing about FFA is getting to meet new people and just making memories with people who are like family and just hanging out with friends.

Hayden McHone 

My favorite thing about FFA is that I get to spend time with people that have the same passions and goals as I have and that I get to meet new people to share my passion with them.

I would encourage others to join FFA beacause it is a great opportunity to discover new things and to learn how the agricultural industry helps people around the world.

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Community Service Activities

3 months ago

By Melanie Birchmore

Explore Agriculture Day

FFA Member taught kindergartners about different types of animals and plants at Explore Agriculture Day.  40 FFA members taught about 450 kindergartners about 12 different animals, kindergartners toured the greenhouse and put a plant in a cup to take home, and learned about how to take care of a garden.  They also harvested lettuce to take home with them.

Agriculture Education in the Elementary School and Middle School

FFA Members developed different lessons to present in our local elementary schools related to agriculture.  The lessons were given to children from 4 year old to students in middle school.

Day of Service June 13, 2019

FFA Members worked with Servants with Hearts to pack 15,000 meals for the hunger in our area.  We worked with members from other chapters to put soybean meal, corn meal, dried vegetables, and rice. 




FFA Activities

3 months ago

By Melanie Birchmore

FFA Leadership Camp

FFA Members enjoy the South Carolina Leadership Center for a week of educational and fun activities at the beach.  Members participate in high ropes, low ropes, kayaking, team sports, and other leadership activities.  In this picture an FFA member is starting the high ropes course.

South Carolina State Fair

Every year FFA members visit the South Carolina State fair.  During the visit FFA members compete in Tractor Driving competition, visit and help man displays, and visit animal areas.  Members have an opportunity to interact with members from around the state and learn about agriculture in South Carolina.  Members also have free time to enjoy the rides and food the fair has to offer. 

FFA Legislative Day

FFA Members visit the South Carolina State House to meet with their government officials and participate in the FFA Week ceremony.



South Carolina Miss FFA Pageant and Mr. FFA

FFA female members have an opportunity to "strut their stuff" at the S.C. Miss FFA Pageant.  This competition includes: an application, interview, and stage presence.  It is a fun time for the girls to dress up and add to their FFA experience

FFA CAMP

Fun and fellowship at the Beach.  FFA Members meet new people and have fun in the sun

Grand Prix

FFA Members compete on the track and putt putt course

Cardboard Project

Team members work together to create a certain object to withstand different obstacles. 

Athletics

Team members compete in volleyball, dodgeball, and kickball.

kayaking

FFA members kayak and canoe on the inter coastal waterway.

Low Ropes

FFA Members learn to work together and enhance their leadership abilities.

Dolphin Cruise

We cruised through the inter coastal waterway and into the ocean.  We did not see any dolphins but we did see plenty of waves.

Swimming to cool off in the summer heat.

Working on our card board project and making it pretty.

Bass Pro Shop

High Ropes

FFA Members test their skills and bravery on the high ropes course.

Paintball

FFA learn to work together and have fun on the paintball course.

Kayaking


At the Flag

We start our day sharing positive thoughts and raising the flag.

Beach Olympics

Our girls and boys won their tug or war and finish first in the total competitions.

Color War


FFA Career Development Events

3 months ago

By Melanie Birchmore

Horse Judging CDE

Horse Judging gives FFA Members an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge related to evaluating horse qualities, identifying tack and equipment, evaluating and processing a solution to a problem, and verbal expressing why they judged a class in a given manner.

Tractor Driving

The Tractor Driving CDE requires members to navigate a course safely without hitting cones and then back the trailer down an ally way.  This Year Laurens FFA finished third in the state FFA Tractor Driving contest.  Matthew Brownlee was High Individual 

Wildlife

The wildlife competition consist of members identifying different types of wildlife from their pelts, tracks, or mounts; score deer antlers; age deer by their teeth; evaluate habitat; and take a wildlife related test. 

Dairy Judging and Dairy Handling

Dairy Judging consist of FFA Members judging different breeds of dairy cattle.  Along with the judging, members also give oral reasons, take a test, and develop a solution to the team problem they are presented.  Laurens FFA finished first place in the State FFA Dairy Judging Career Development Event.  Matthew Brownlee was high individual.

Livestock Judging

FFA Members judge beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and give oral reasons explaining their placings.  The participants also have to take a test related to the livestock industry and evaluate genetic information. 

Public Speaking

The Public Speaking CDE is broken up into various sections:  Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, and  Creed Speaking.  This is an individual event that allows FFA members to demonstrate their speaking ability.

FFA Career Development Information

Click on the picture to the left to open the files to help you learn more about the different Career Development Events

Laurens FFA Up Coming Events


FFA Meetings - Friday starting August 30
August 24 Dog Wash at Tractor Supply 10-2
August 25 Laurens Livestock Show Clean-up at Exchange Building starting at 1 pm
August 26 Tractor Driving Practice/Cookout and Ice Cream Social at Twin F Farms 5 pm
September 7 Petting Area at Laurens City Park 10-2
September 17 Tractor Driving Practice at Clinton High school and Region 2 COW 4 pm
October 11 Animal Area Quillen Manor 6-8 pm
October 15 State FFA Tractor Driving