Meeker FFA has great season, sending students to nationals

The Meeker FFA Agricultural Team claimed the state title and won Team Gold for addressing the wild horse situation in Western Rio Blanco County. They will represent Colorado at the national competition in Louisville, Ky., in October. In the front row, from left, are: Peyton Burke, Jamie Moyer and Meghan Smith; back row, from left: Clay Anderson, Sam Baylie and Jacob Smith. Not pictured is Lori Ann Klinglesmith.

MEEKER I Almost everyone in Rio Blanco County knows what FFA is—the Future Farmers of America. Now, the group website states that its now the FFA Organization and they’re not only future farmers, but also the future biologists, future chemists, future veterinarians, future engineers and future entrepreneurs of America.

Meeker’s After Birth Ball…

A number of dancers stuck around after dinner on Saturday night to enjoy the Harris and Lee Band, which performed at the annual After Birth Ball, which was a fund-raising event for the Meeker High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America. The event was held at the Fairfield Center in downtown Meeker and served to benefit the FFA as well as to mark the end of the calving and lambing season in the area.

After Birth Ball set Saturday in Meeker

RBC I The annual After Birth Ball will be held in Meeker on April 18, and tickets are now available at the Meeker Chamber of Commerce.

After Birth Ball set for April 18

RBC I The annual After Birth Ball will be held in Meeker on April 18, and tickets are now available at the Meeker Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating the end of the calving and lambing season, the annual event is sponsored by the Meeker Chapter of the Future Farmers of America and will be held at […]

FFA fruit, meat sales continue through Nov. 24

MEEKER I FFA fruit and meat sales are in full swing for 2014, and now is the time to get your ripe fruit, homegrown meat products and other gourmet items in time for the holidays.

FFA fruit, nut sales continue through Nov. 24

MEEKER I FFA fruit and meat sales are in full swing for 2014, and now is the time to get your ripe fruit, homegrown meat products and other gourmet items in time for the holidays.

Meeker FFA sales in full swing

MEEKER I FFA fruit and meat sales are in full swing for 2014, and now is the time to get your ripe fruit, homegrown meat products and other gourmet items in time for the holidays.

Lots of smiles…

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The Meeker FFA Chapter, one of the largest student organizations at MHS with more than 75 members, brought Donkey Basketball to Meeker for some “good family entertainment,” according to Trina Smith. Smith said the funds raised will be used to provide scholarships and other educational opportunities for chapter members.

FFA teams/individuals headed to Nationals

MEEKER | The Meeker FFA Chapter has three different competitive teams/individuals who are 2013 Colorado State Champions in their respective events.

Livestock nutrition…

Volunteers and Friends of the FFA Alumni cooked and served lunch to the county residents taking part in the day of seminars. Author and speaker Jim Whitt was keynote speaker at the event.

FFA Ag Issues team to Denver

Meeker High School’s FFA Agriculture Issues team, made up of students Kaylynn Dunham, Tristan Nielsen, Anna George, Jamie McLaughlin, Brittany Smith and Kaitlynn Dinwiddie, presented their program examining the multiple use of lands to the Meeker School Board on April 16. The team traveled to Denver this week to present their program to Colorado state legislators at the state Capitol.

MEEKER I The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriculture Issues Team from Meeker recently received an invitation to present their project on multiple use of state lands at the Colorado State Capitol.

Meeker FFA Chapter celebrates 2013 FFA Week

MEEKER I The Meeker FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 16-23. This year’s theme is “Grow,” and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than 550,000 members nationwide will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members come […]