Mrs.Bossard's Assistant-Mr. Chappell
The Penn Yan FFA Chapter is an organization, determined 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.
Ryan Dann (senior)-President
Colleen Cunningham (senior)-Vice President
Miranda Dunning (senior)-Secretary
Lily Hoke-Naylor (junior)-Treasurer
Claire Sandstrom (sophomore)-Reporter
Rachel Dann (sophomore)-Sentinel
Alexa Breeds (freshman)-Historian
The Penn Yan FFA is one of the top FFA chapters in the state. For several years they have been recognized as a National Chapter Award winner at both the State and National levels. This includes activities that help grow leaders, build communities, and strengthen agriculture. Some annual events hosted by the Penn Yan FFA include:
- The Homecoming Chicken BBQ
- Cider Day with the Elementary School
- The Annual Fruit and Cheese Sale (Nov)
- Lights on Wheels parade as part of Starshine
- The Seneca Farm Toy Show and Auction (March)
- Attending the National FFA Convention (Oct)
- New York State FFA Convention (May)
- Annual banquet.
The chapter also participates in several volunteer opportunities throughout the year including adopting a 2 mile section of State Route 54, volunteering with the Izaak Walton League, the "Souper" Bowl Food Drive and Red Cross Blood Drives.
Members of the FFA have the chance for personal growth through agriculture classes and FFA activities, leadership opportunities with contests and conferences, and career success through Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAEs/Work Based Learning) and Career Development Events (CDE/contests).
The Penn Yan FFA has had many top individuals and teams the past few years competing in CDE contests including the 1st place Agricultural Mechanics team and 2nd place Floriculture team at the 2023 NY State FFA convention. Many alumni of the Penn Yan FFA have gone on to receive their State (Empire) Degree and National (American) Degree which less than 1% of the FFA membership ever achieves.
The Penn Yan FFA also had a Nationally winning Proficiency Award winner in 2022 with Clark Simmons winning the Fruit Production Proficiency award with his work on his family's vineyard. The chapter also won the first ever #speakAg State Showcase video contest in 2022.
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