Gallipolis FFA receive state degrees


Officers installed for 2017-18

The Gallipolis FFA Chapter recently held its banquet where greenhand and chapter degrees and other special awards were presented to students. At the end of the night, the 2017-18 chapter officer team was officially installed and made aware of their duties. Pictured above are Clay Montgomery, vice president; Katie Carpenter, student adviser; Abby Jordan, reporter; Jonas McCreedy, president; Abby Cremeans, sentinel; Cassidy Starnes, secretary; Cody Brumfield, treasurer.


Pictured left to right, Jerrod Ferguson - FFA Advisor, Jordan Johnson, Kyler Greenlee, Caleb Greenlee, Caitlin Caldwell, Abby Jordan, Jonas McCreedy, Body Thomas, Allie Clagg, Katherine Terrell - FFA Advisor, (not pictured - Kaleb Crisenbery).


COLUMBUS — Nine members of the Gallipolis FFA Chapter were recently awarded the State FFA Degree during the fifth session of the 89th Ohio FFA Convention held in Columbus.

This year’s state degree recipients are Allie Clagg, Caitlin Caldwell, Kaleb Crisenbery, Caleb Greenlee, Kyler Greenlee, Jordan Johnson, Abby Jordan, Brody Thomas, and Jonas McCreedy.

Clagg is the daughter of Billy Joe and Christy Clagg and will be graduating from Gallia Academy in 2017. She has been an active member of the Gallipolis FFA Chapter for 4 years. Allie has served as the 2015-2016 Parliamentarian and the 2016-2017 Sentinel. Her FFA activities include: State and National General Livestock Evaluation, Novice and Advanced Parliamentary Procedure, Soil Judging, Forestry, Advanced Prepared Public Speaking, Creed Speaking, Greenhand Quiz, Co-op Quiz, Agriculture Awareness Day, Gallipolis FFA Red Cross Blood Drive, Gallia County Preview Show, Farm Science Review, Gallipolis FFA Kiddie Tractor Pull, Ohio State Fair Cattlemen’s Food Booth, Adopt-A-Highway, New Lexington Leadership Night, 212/360 State Leadership night, State Forestry and Wildlife Camp, Greenhand Camp, Greenhand Ceremony, State and National Conventions. Her supervised agricultural experiences include market steer and general farm labor. Allie plans to attend The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute majoring in Agriscience Education.

Caldwell is the daughter of Clayton and Deborah Caldwell and will graduate from Gallia Academy in 2017. She has been enrolled in agricultural education for 4 years. Caitlin’s FFA activities include: Greenhand quiz, County Soils, State Leadership Night, Equine judging, State Animal Health CDE, County Ag Day, 2016 Top Fruit Salesman, State Convention, and National Convention. She plans to attend Morehead State University in the fall and to major in Nursing.

Crisenbery is the son of Bobby and Michelle Crisenbery and will graduate from Gallia Academy in 2017. He has been enrolled in agricultural education for 4 years. FFA activities include: Urban and Rural soils, Greenhand quiz, Co-op exam, FFA Camp, Envirothon, District Forestry, State and National Conventions. Kaleb’s agricultural experience includes Landscaping and job placement at R & C Packing. He plans to attend Shawnee State University in the fall 2017 to major in Electromechanical Engineering and CADD (Computer Assisted Drafting/Design).

Greenlee, the son of Cheryl and Phil Greenlee and will be a 2018 graduate of Gallia Academy.

He has been enrolled in agricultural education for 3 years. Caleb’s FFA activities include: Soils, Livestock, Wildlife, Mid-America Grasslands, FFA Camp, Greenhand Quiz, Farm City Day, 4th Grade Ag Day, Fruit Sale, Strawberry Sale, Leadership Night and Adopt-a-Highway. His supervised agricultural experiences include Farm Work, Gardening, Market Steer, Market Chickens, and Market Hogs.

Greenlee is the son of Phil and Cheryl Greenlee and will be a 2018 graduate of Gallia Academy. He has been enrolled in agricultural education for three years. Kyler’s FFA activities include: Greenhand Quiz, District and State Urban Soils, Leadership Night, Farm Bureau Ag Day, Fruit Sales, State Conventions and Poultry Proficiency. His agricultural experience includes taking beef and poultry animals to the fair, and also marketing non-GMO pastured raised chickens.

Johnson is the son of Stoney and Amy Johnson and will graduate from Gallia Academy in 2017. He has been a member of the Gallipolis FFA Chapter for 4 years. Jordan has served as the 2016-2017 Chapter President and the 2015-2016 Chapter Treasurer. He has participated in numerous FFA activities including: General Livestock Judging, Urban Soil Judging, Advanced

Parliamentary Procedure, Novice Parliamentary Procedure, Dairy Cattle Evaluation, Co-op Exam, State Convention, and National Convention. Johnson has represented the chapter as a team member at the national level in both Livestock Judging and Homesite Judging. His supervised agricultural experience program includes breeding cattle and market steers. Jordan plans to attend the Ohio State University this fall, majoring in Agricultural Communications.

Jordan is the daughter of Preston and Kim Jordan and will be a 2018 graduate of Gallia Academy. She has been enrolled in agriculture classes for 3 years. Abby’s FFA activities include: 2017-2018 Chapter Reporter, Greenhand Quiz, Greenhand Camp, Wildlife, Dairy Judging, Co-op Exam, District Soils, Fruit Sales, County Ag Day, State Convention, and National Convention. Her supervised agricultural experience program has been a landscaping project.

Thomas is the son of Brad and Barbara Thomas and will be graduate from Gallia Academy in 2017. He has been 4 year member of the Gallipolis FFA Chapter. Brody has served as 2016-2017 Chapter Student Advisor. He has participated in several FFA activities Including: Rural Soil Judging, Advanced Parliamentary Procedure, Livestock Judging, Greenhand Quiz, Co-op Exam, and National Convention. His supervised agricultural experience program includes market steer and market hogs. Brody plans to attend The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute majoring in Agribusiness.

McCreedy, the son of Cristina and Michael McCreedy and will be a 2018 graduate of Gallia Academy. He has been enrolled in agricultural education for 3 years. Jonas’s FFA activities include: Soils, Livestock, Dairy Judging, Co-op, Agriculture Business Management, Wildlife, FFA Camp, Forestry Camp, Greenhand Quiz, Farm City Day, 4th Grade Ag Day, Fruit Sale, Strawberry Sale, Leadership Night and Adopt-a-Highway. His supervised agricultural experiences include Wildlife Habitat Conservation, Gardening, Market Lamb, Market Chickens, Farm Work, and Market Hogs.

Agricultural Education is offered at Gallia Academy High School through the Gallia-Jackson-Vinton Joint Vocational School District.

Submitted by Gallipolis FFA.

The Gallipolis FFA Chapter recently held its banquet where greenhand and chapter degrees and other special awards were presented to students. At the end of the night, the 2017-18 chapter officer team was officially installed and made aware of their duties. Pictured above are Clay Montgomery, vice president; Katie Carpenter, student adviser; Abby Jordan, reporter; Jonas McCreedy, president; Abby Cremeans, sentinel; Cassidy Starnes, secretary; Cody Brumfield, treasurer.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_2017-18-officers.jpgThe Gallipolis FFA Chapter recently held its banquet where greenhand and chapter degrees and other special awards were presented to students. At the end of the night, the 2017-18 chapter officer team was officially installed and made aware of their duties. Pictured above are Clay Montgomery, vice president; Katie Carpenter, student adviser; Abby Jordan, reporter; Jonas McCreedy, president; Abby Cremeans, sentinel; Cassidy Starnes, secretary; Cody Brumfield, treasurer.

Pictured left to right, Jerrod Ferguson – FFA Advisor, Jordan Johnson, Kyler Greenlee, Caleb Greenlee, Caitlin Caldwell, Abby Jordan, Jonas McCreedy, Body Thomas, Allie Clagg, Katherine Terrell – FFA Advisor, (not pictured – Kaleb Crisenbery).
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_StateDegree2017.jpgPictured left to right, Jerrod Ferguson – FFA Advisor, Jordan Johnson, Kyler Greenlee, Caleb Greenlee, Caitlin Caldwell, Abby Jordan, Jonas McCreedy, Body Thomas, Allie Clagg, Katherine Terrell – FFA Advisor, (not pictured – Kaleb Crisenbery).
Officers installed for 2017-18