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CDE Results from the Big E

Congratulations to FFA members who participated in the Eastern States Expo and represented New York FFA!

Star Agribusiness  – Cobleskill Richmondville – AJ Fletcher

Star Agriscience  – Marcus Whitman – Karen Luong

Agronomy – Cuba Rushford FFA – 6th Place

Creed Speaking – Madison FFA – Michaela Cochran - 6th Place

Dairy Foods – Carthage FFA – 4th Place

Dairy Handlers – Hamilton FFA – Megan Lamb – 4th Place

Dairy Judging – Greenwich FFA –  Caitlyn Robertson - 5th Place Casey Perkins – 9th place Individuals

Dairy Judging – Greenwich FFA – Rachel Hall – Holstein Breed Award

Farm Business Management – Pioneer FFA – 4th Place Team, Kelsey O’Hare – 5th Place Individual

Horse Evaluation – Madison FFA – 3rd Place

Job Interview – Beaver River FFA – Camille Ledoux – 2nd Place

Poultry – Tully FFA – 5th Place

Safe Tractor Operations/Driving – Pioneer FFA – Cameron Fisher – 7th Place

Farm Bureau Student Membership

New York Farm Bureau, the State’s largest agricultural lobbying organization, is excited to partner with FFA to provide complimentary NYFB Student Memberships for high school juniors and seniors who are FFA members. Fill out this form, and mail it in!

NYFB recognizes that the future of the agricultural industry in New York is dependent upon engaging youth who are interested in pursuing agricultural careers. NYFB wants to provide youth with the opportunity to be involved in supporting the agricultural industry by being a NYFB Student Member. New York Farm Bureau has a Young Farmers & Ranchers Program which develops leadership skills while providing educational, social, and community service opportunities. 

Student members will receive a NYFB Membership card, a monthly copy of the NYFB newspaper “Grassroots” and information by email related to young farmer activities and the Agricultural Youth Scholarship Program.

If you have questions on NYFB Student Membership and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Program, please contact: Patti Dugan, Deputy Director of Member Relations at 1-800-341-4143 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Applications can be mailed to:
NYFB Member Relations Department
PO Box 5330
Albany, NY 12205-0330

212/360 Registration Open for 2016

Registration for the 212/360 Conference is open! 

Register online

Fun night theme: In Character!
Come to the fun night dressed as your favorite character (movie, cartoon, book, etc.)!

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CASE Animal Science Institute Held at Lowville Academy


Lowville Academy recently hosted a 8 day professional development institute for 22 participants from August 2-12, 2015. Participants traveled from Idaho, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, and New York to participate in this opportunity for intense professional development. The institute provided experience in a full year of curriculum for Animal: Principles of Agricultural Science.  The curriculum was written by Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE).

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CASE is an instructional system that is changing the culture of agriculture programs in the United States through intense teacher professional development; inquiry-based, student-focused lessons; assessment; and certification.  CASE equips teachers to elevate student experiences in the agriculture classroom and prepares students for success in college and careers emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math.

Melvin Phelps and Shari Lighthall served as coordinator for the CASE Curriculum Institute and worked closely with CASE staff, CASE Lead Teachers, and participating teachers from across the nation to help make the institute successful. While at the CASE Institute, participants spent 65 hours working through nearly every lesson in the year-long curriculum and learning how to deliver lessons using inquiry-based learning, which shifts focus in the classroom from teacher-led to student-directed learning.

For more information about CASE, visit www.case4learning.org

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