FFA results

CNJ staff Local results of the New Mexico FFA Leadership Conference Feb. 11-12 in Albuquerque: Quiz Bowl: Contestants were judged on their knowledge of the Future Farmers of America organization. 1. Moriarty 3. Texico

Elida graduate named FFA president

Freedom New Mexico Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel [...]

Wednesday morning briefing: Junior rodeo, FFA and JFK

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Junior rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals next week are sponsored entirely by local businesses and individuals and the Clovis Curry County Chamber says contributions are still needed. The finals are July 20-24 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information on [...]

Area FFA members take national prizes

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Courtesy photo: Tod Pinnell The Texico FFA poultry team, left to right, adviser Tod Pinnell, Fallon Scanlan, Erin Scanlan, Morgan Pinnell and Garrett Foote, took fourth place at the FFA National Convention in October. They’re standing with Roy Brister, far right, of contest sponsor Tyson Foods Inc. Argen Duncan Local FFA members recently stepped into [...]

Perfectly OK to go against herd

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist FFA and 4-H youngsters learn early that livestock they’re raising for the shows eat better and grow faster if they’re not alone. Two or more steers or lambs fed together compete for the feed, and everybody gains faster. When show lambs are let out of their pen to run for [...]

FFA students start fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico Area agriculture programs and Future Farmers of America chapters are beginning their fundraising with fruit and meat sales. Clovis FFA advisor Mark Runyan said the sales start this week and go through Nov. 18. Programs in Melrose, Grady, Texico, Clovis and Portales will be selling the products. All area FFA programs collect [...]

Elida grad elected state FFA president

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Courtesy of New Mexico State FFA Association Ryan Best was named the 2009-2010 state FFA president. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico As the new state FFA president, an Elida High School graduate is aiming to make a positive difference in others’ lives and go on to national FFA office. Ryan Best, Elida’s valedictorian this [...]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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The Melrose FFA chapter walked away from the state Career Development competition earlier this month with first place in the Production Sweepstakes, the overall award, and top six finishes in their nine judging competitions. Courtesy of Arlie Mitchell By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped [...]

Area students take FFA honors

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FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez From left, Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler examine soil outside Dora High School. The trio took first place in the homesite evaluation contest during the recent New Mexico State FFA Career Development Event in Las Cruces. FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of [...]

Fruit sale not part of FFA

CNJ Staff Residents should beware of fruit sales by persons claiming to be Future Farmers of America students from area schools. Mark Runyan, who oversees FFA at Clovis High School, said his office has received reports of fruit sales to residents in the last month. The person is claiming to be with FFA and told [...]