4-H and FFA livestock projects include life lessons

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA members along with the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show committee were counting their blessings as well as the proceeds from the 2020 youth livestock sale last week. Meanwhile, youth livestock show committees in other counties are reaching to Okeechobee County for advice. On March 16, the Okeechobee County Fair […]

Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show is a success, thanks to local businesses

OKEECHOBEE – It was a roller coaster week for Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA members who spent much of the past year raising animals for the annual Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show (OYLS) and sale at the county fair. On Monday, after the swine had been checked in at the fairgrounds – with the governor’s office […]

Local FFA hosts ‘Run Your Boots Off’ fundraiser

OKEECHOBEE– Local Future Farmer of America (FFA) chapters and the Okeechobee FFA Alumni will be hosting a 5k at the Williamson Cattle Company on Feb. 29. The “Run Your Boots Off” 5k will begin at 8 a.m. and includes a 5k run or walk, a pancake breakfast and information about agriculture in Okeechobee county. Organizers […]

Okeechobee students crowned FFA national champions

OKEECHOBEE– The Okeechobee County School Board recognized John Williamson II and Jenna Larson at their Dec. 10 meeting for their accomplishment in being named the Agriscience Fair, Animal Systems Division II National Champions at the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 28. John and Jenna’s project focused on investigating the […]

FFA students are leaders

HAINES CITY — Clewiston FFA students Kendall, Hunter, Savana, and Aliza represented the Clewiston FFA Chapter at the Middle School Tool ID Contest at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center on Dec. 5.

CHS students to attend 92nd FFA Convention

CLEWISTON — The 92nd National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention is scheduled for Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, in Indianapolis, Ind. The National FFA Convention is an amazing opportunity for students to meet other FFA members from around the country. Each member that attends will be participating in leadership activities, tour different agriculture industries, […]

There was no ‘Summer break’ for some

OKEECHOBEE — When it comes to 4-H and FFA, there is no such thing as a summer break, at least for many of the participants. This summer, kids from Okeechobee joined other dairy kids from around the state to participate in national breed conventions, and they did Okeechobee proud! Below are the results: National Guernsey […]

Moore Haven FFA competes at state convention

ORLANDO — Glades County’s pride, the Moore Haven FFA Chapter’s Ag Issues Debate Team, took fourth place at the Florida FFA State Convention June 10-14 at the Caribe Royale Orlando. Coordinator Phillip Cosby said Thursday: “We are looking forward to next year. Thank you, Samantha Rhymes, for your help and dedication.” Ms. Rhymes is an […]

School board recognizes local FFA and science olympiad teams

At their monthly meeting on May 14, the Okeechobee County School Board recognized and congratulated a number of students involved with the Future Farmers of America and science olympiad teams in elementary schools across the district. In fact, there were so many students scheduled to be honored that the meeting, which is normally held in […]