Farm Bureau Members and Hiland FFA Chapter Officers Discussion
By Nikyta Engstrom, 2015-2016 Reporter
The Hiland FFA Chapter officers were cordially invited to join the Holmes County Farm Bureau in discussing future sponsorship and getting to know what all the Hiland FFA Chapter does. At first everyone there was shy until the President of the Farm Bureau had everyone introduce themselves. We started out by talking about the experiences that Nikyta Engstrom had the past two years that she went to Ohio Leadership Camp, OLC, since she was sponsored to attend. The reason the Farm Bureau is particularly interested in sponsoring an interested member or a group of FFA members to go to OLC is because this particular camp is for both FFA and Farm Bureau members. However, the Farm Bureau would like to give our small chapter more chances to get people to go to this beneficial camp and learning experience. Afterwards, we discussed how the Farm Bureau could help our chapter, and how our chapter would be able to help the Farm Bureau in return with workshops and other events that they sponsor. The final topic that was discussed was the Annual Jackpot Sheep Show held by the FFA Chapters of West Holmes and Hiland High School. On this topic we considered whether the Holmes County Farm Bureau was willing to sponsor the sheep show or not. The final verdict was yes, the Farm Bureau graciously donated 200 dollars to sheep show which went to cover the Pee Wee and Novice prizes. The FFA members were very appreciative with the Farm Bureau for generously inviting us and in letting us see how they also used Parliamentary Procedure in their meetings. To the Holmes County Farm Bureau, the Hiland FFA Chapter would like to thank you for inviting us and for the continual sponsorship.