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FFA
  
Contact: Ryan Siefkas, Adult Leader
Phone: (719) 783-4954
Web Site: http://custercountyffa.theaet.com/AETHome.aspx?ID=22447
Email: Email
Mailing Address: PO Box 730, Westcliffe, CO, 81252
  

The Custer County FFA Chapter as they arrive in Saskatchewan, Canada for their fishing trip.
The Custer County FFA was founded in 1986 when Vocational Agricultural Education became a course that was offered at Custer County High School. The Mission of FFA was to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. And for over 20 years, Tom Flower, the Custer County FFA Advisor, has strived to do just that.
 
Today, the Custer County FFA chapter continues to be a premier leadership organization in the community. Anytime the need arises, the FFA Chapter seeks to help others through work in the shop or in projects outside of school. Throughout the year, the Custer County FFA Chapter travels to Pueblo County, Walsenburg, La Veta, and various other locations to compete in Career Development Events. These are contests that can range from public speaking to livestock judging. The Custer County FFA is very competitive at the district and state level in these events and have even competed at the national level in Prepared Public speaking, Creed Speaking, and Quiz Bowl. In order to pay for expenses pertaining to these contests, the FFA does two fundraisers. Their fall fundraiser consists of a Fruit/ Snack sale, and their spring fundraiser is their annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and Member Sale. On November 26, the Custer County FFA will be kicking off their Annual Fruit and Snack Sale. This year, they will not only be selling commercial smoked turkeys, but Custer County FFA Turkeys as well. These turkeys were raised by FFA member, Braden Wilson, specifically for this sale. All items ordered will be delivered by Christmas, therefore they make perfect gifts!
 
The Custer County FFA even makes a little time for fun. This past summer, they were able to take a fishing trip to Saskatchewan, Canada. With over 15 members being able to attend an all expense paid trip out of the country, it is obvious that the Custer County FFA has continually grown since their foundation. They have been successful in this through community service and Career Development Events. As the Local FFA Chapter grows, they hope to become a more integrate part of the community, and certainly plan continue to serve.
 
At the 2009 State FFA Convention, Tyler Stoltzfus (Left) and Lia Coleman (right) received their State FFA Degrees. Awaiting with them is Sydney Camper, who is the chapter's current president.
From left to right: Sydney Camper, Marylin May, Tara Guynn, and Lacy May made up the 2009 State qualifying floriculture team.
In the wood shop, Mark Canda and Matt Comerford work diligently on their projects.
 
 
Saturday, October 25, 2014