Chapter Adviser:
Toby Koehn 

FFA Motto:
Learning to do
Doing to learn 
Earning to live
Living to serve

Chapter Officers

President: Addie Kilgore
Vice President: Johnelle Suto
Secretary: Annie Story
Treasure: Cole Kiesecker
Reporter: Tori Suto
Sentinel: Rylee Wornock
Historian: Maddie Bailey
Communications: Kade Kilgore
Jr. Adviser: Emma Hite
Farm Manager: Haley Miller

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Greenhand Officers

President: Guyland Snyder
Vice President: Ellyse Tinglested
Secretary: Camille Crenshaw
Treasure: Austin Sykora
Reporter: Rylee Wilcox
Sentinel: Hadley Miller
Historian: Maddie Nelson

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FFA Greenhand and Chapter officers of the Eastern Oregon FFA district our carefully and thoroughly selected to oversee and better their school’s agricultural programs. Getting a FFA office is a great leadership opportunity for developing self confidence and learning lifelong skills. Officers are expected to perform in their duties, strive as young individuals, practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop qualities of leadership.

Wallowa County Fair 2016

Joseph FFA represented the county having twenty-two members attend and exhibit their livestock at the fairgrounds from Wednesday August 10th  through Saturday of that week.
In the afternoon the students participated in the fair’s livestock judging contest, where students analyze and examine classes of livestock, and then get scored on the accuracy of their placings. Joseph’s advanced team placed second behind Imbler in the advanced category, and Joseph’s Greenhand A and B teams placed first and second in the Greenhand category.

Maddi Tracy, a junior, placed first as the High Advanced Individual. Camille Crenshaw, a freshman, placed first as the High Greenhand Individual. In addition, six members of Joseph’s Greenhand team had placed in the top seven.

Friday, August 12th, was the livestock showmanship competitions. Anna Rinehart, a graduated member of Joseph FFA, was awarded as the Advanced Sheep Champion. Morgan Forney was awarded as the Advanced Goat Champion. Kade Kilgore was awarded the Greenhand Swine Reserved Champion. Emma Hite was awarded as the Greenhand Beef Reserve Champion. Addie Kilgore was awarded as the Advanced Swine Champion.

Eastern Oregon District FFA Soil Judging and
Crops and Weeds CDE 2016

On Wednesday, October 5th, Eastern Oregon students had a chance to test what they learned by competing in the Eastern Oregon District FFA soil judging and crops and weeds CDE (career development event); by evaluating and identifying different crops, weeds and soil types. Joseph students took the learning to heart this year, and ended up taking first place in both soil judging and in the crops and weeds contests. In the crops and weeds contest, Nancy Teil, an eighth grader from Joseph, had the best individual score. With a an almost perfect score of 93/96.  In the soil judging contest, Elly Tingelstad and Camille Crenshaw, freshmen from Joseph, tied for second place in their individual judging, with a shared score of 98.  

Fighting Local Hunger

Oregon FFA partnered with Les Schwab Tire            Center of Oregon to fight hunger in local communities. Through the month of October, Wallowa, Enterprise, and Joseph FFA chapters took part in helping decrease the problem of statewide hunger. Since the recession in 2008, the Oregon Food Bank has seen a forty-one percent increase in the need of food box distribution, and Oregon's FFA programs were more then happy to lend a helping hand.

District Leadership Camp 2016

One of the ways our district officers gain leadership skills is by attending leadership events and camps. District Leadership Camp is a once-a-year two day event that took place on October 9th and 10th. During the camp, officers competed in Ritual Competitions and participated together in games, meals, and leadership sessions. The camp is also a great opportunity to see our District and State Officers. Our District and State Officers helped prepare and run the camp. This year the Eastern Oregon FFA is proud to have two State Officers from our district. Vice President Hailee Patterson from Imbler, and Treasure Raymond Seal from Joseph.