Tyrone Area FFA
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  Welcome to Tyrone Area FFA website. We are an agricultural science program located in Tyrone, PA. Our chapter has 72 active AET student accounts and 1 teacher.  

Our students are developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Please take a look around our site to see what's going on at Tyrone Area FFA.

I was granted the opportunity to work with Moosestachio, the classroom rabbit, to learn how to hold and clip rabbit nails.  I was able to use this lesson and complete it on my own rabbit  "Bun-Bun" at home.
In April 9 members received their first FFA Jacket at the Chapter
In the background is the obstacle course the students and chaperones tested their communication and trust skills as they crossed each section on just a skinny wire.  By meeting new heights, our members learned to put aside differences and work together.  Even our two members who were unable to climb because of injuries were just as instrumental in the groups success because their encouragement got member across the obstacles. We also made new friends and got back to our chapter
Agricultural Education students helped unload a pony, two boar goats, a jersey calf, and sheep for the Farm City Day - Tyrone on the first Saturday in October 2014.  Baylee DelBaggio, pictured, spent most of the day talking with the public about the difference between a horse and a pony.  She is involved in the equine industry through her SAE project.  Sharing their knowledge and teaching the public about the importance of agriculture in our community and lives is very important to our chapter.
Students surpassed their goal of selling 470 boxes of fruit and cheesecakes.  As a group they had to work in 45 minute shifts to unload the truck, conduct quality assurance of each piece of fruit and package them back in the boxes correctly, and begin to pull orders for pick-up.  The committee had to have a plan in place, since the truck was arriving during the school day.  When the truck arrived, they committee chairman orchestrated the unloading with ease, as she knew where to place it grouping of fruit.  The committee then worked with the members to pull and load vehicles with boxes of fruit which had been hand checked earlier that day. In 36 hours the entire process was completed and the shop was back into action with projects.
The FFA Officer thanks the members by hosting a breakfast before school started.  The officer prepared the entire menu, arrived early and cooked all of the food.  The room was filled to capacity and members rotated in and out during the half hour time frame so everyone could enjoy the gratitude the officers have for the chapters members.  One member commented, "It feels like I
Twenty-five students from two classes helped to unload the 388 boxes of citrus and cheesecakes. After everything was unload, members from all classes helped to check the quality of the fruit and added Thank You notes to each box. The chairperson worked with a handful of students in sorting all orders prior to releasing any boxes from the shop. All orders were filled and delivered or picket up by December 9 at 5:00 PM. The students used these funds to pay for classroom and laboratory items, leadership conference costs, Ag-in-the-Classroom Activities, annual banquet awards, and a fieldtrip to the 100th PA Farm Show and PA State AgriScience Competition in January.
Those who braved the chilly, rainy weather on Saturday, October 3, 2015 were able to get up and close with some traditional farm animals at the Farm City Day in Tyrone.  Throughout the day, Tyrone Area FFA members spoke to children and adults about how you approach animals, their daily care, their uses, and even byproducts produced.  The members also assisted vendor with tent setups and teardowns along with carrying tables, trash cans, and overall grunt work.
Agricultural Education students taught each of the four 30 minute stations.  During the Butterfly Life Cycle, kindergarten students used echo reading skills as the ag students worked through a life cycle book with the students.  Then they took egg cartons and paper to create a caterpillar that transformed into a butterfly.  Other stations completed the edible spider, leaf rubbings, and raccoon tracks and distinct markings.  148 kindergarteners attended this event and we had to do some trouble shooting because we were originally told only 130 students.  With some ingenuity we were able to give every student the same experience.
All 155 kindergarten students from the school district, along with their teachers and chaperones attended the 4 interactive stations. 10 lead teachers wrote and prepared the lesson plans for the stations, while an additional 18 members assisted the lead teachers. The Busy Bee pollination game (pictured) was a popular game.  Members created other activities when teachers decided to keep the students at the stations longer than scheduled - Bee freeze tag; hunting for decomposer (pill bugs another favorite); identify a sugar maple tree and explain how maple syrup was made for Tyler
Maddie Veit excited about thanking the members while she and Daniel were cooking.  Maddie was the pancake making queen!
The Tyrone Area FFA members planned and executed the Blair County Public Speaking Event in March 2015.  Students who planned and assisted with the event and those that competed (pictured) all gained valuable growth.  Some learned how to complete school documents, others learned how to organize events based on rule specifications, and others went outside of their comfort zones by competing or welcoming judges and guests.
Mara Aurand, Ms. Penn State Altoona International, spoke to the entire freshman class during a one hour presentation.  The Leadership and Communication (Ag Course) coordinated the event which addressed "Distracted Driving."  As the freshmen interacted with Ms. Aurand, they completed a worksheet and were given the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation.  Through the Speakers Series, the committee was able to bring in presenters on citizenship, personal choice, career success, animal rescues, and animal nutrition.  More than 225 individuals were impacted by this series.
Throughout the year, the chapter officers thanked the agricultural education students and teachers for their hard work in their committees and events conducted each marking period.  In January, the chapter hosted a pancake and egg breakfast for all agricultural education students (affiliate membership).  The officers are also demonstrating the FFA motto, "Living to Serve."  Role modeling how a simple act of kindness can make a great impression on someone
Daniel Peterson, Chapter President and his family purchased some light hogs from fair. The Peterson family offered to finance the raising of the hogs and then donated all of the animals to a Sausage Sale. The goal was to sell 350 lbs. of sausage at $3.50 each. The chapter members sold 500 lbs. for a profit of over $1700. By buying hogs for a fair price and buying feed, bedding, and processing services locally, members could see how buying local can have an impact on the community. Creating a incentive program also benefited members who may be struggling to afford FFA events and apparel.
Chloe Case and Toni Burns show off their streak plates from their AgriScience competition at Tyrone Area High School Agricultural Program on December 3, 2015.  They were in the team division researching kennel cleaning agents and which ones cleaned the best.
John Czerniakowski of Seven Mountains Taxidermy shows aspects of the Iowa Whitetail Deer he mounted for competition.  He shared his personal story of how he started as a teenager and now does it as a full-time hobby/business.  The speaker series is a great way to take a field trip without leaving the classroom.  It allows our members to see the many careers associated with agriculture and also hear from experts in the industry.  This year
The January Thank You Pancake and Egg Breakfast for Agricultural Education students was a great success.  The officers cooked breakfast for all agricultural education students as an act of kindness to show members how a simple act can make a positive impact on a student
  Upcoming Events:  
September 17
    State: Big E 17 to Oct 3
October 1
    State: KILE Oct 1 to 10
October 3
    State: Big E Ends
January 8
    State PA Farm Show Starts
January 10
    STATE: Mid-Winter FFA Convention?
January 15
    State PA Farm Show Ends

  Top News:  
Citizenship activities are those activities conducted to encourage youth to be become involved citizen of their school, community, and country. Sarah and Emily Christofer started a movement with the Easter cards and baskets for assistant living centers. As Memorial Day approaches, the Tyrone Area FFA would like to again work with the Christofer’s and Shower our Veterans with cards at the James E. Vandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA. A student committee was formed, and research was done as part of the service project. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans day. The committee wants to help youth to understand the difference and provide them a way to volunteer while embracing the holiday. Memorial Day is a time for our nation to remember those who served and sacrificed for our freedoms and is celebrated on the last Monday of May. Since restrictions are in place the committee would like to work with the youth and community to collect and distribute 350 cards to the Center for Memorial Day; not as celebration, but to give them support. Examples of sayings to include in your cards: 1) We enjoy freedom and independence, but we do remember their price. 2) We appreciate all the great deeds and sacrifices done to grant us a chance to enjoy freedom. 3) I do remember, each day and each minute. 4) I promise to keep the memory of the sacrifice of those who have died for my country. Thank you for your service. The committee established for every 2 handmade cards, 1 hour of community service can be recorded for the youth. Tyrone Area High School students must have 15 hours of service hours to graduate, starting with the class of 2021. Cards may be dropped off at the Daily Herald 1067 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tyrone, PA through the slot in the door or in the Community Service box at the Hoy residence in Warriors Mark, PA. Please have all cards dropped off by May 18, 2020 by 5 PM. During the Memorial Day weekend, the students are asking the Blair community to place patriotic ribbons, flags, and/or signs in their windows, on their porches, or in their yards to remember those who provided us our freedoms. Please share photos at Tyrone Area FFA Chapter Facebook page, Twitter @hoytiffany, or email tmhoy@tyrone.k12.pa.us. Questions may be sent to Tiffany Hoy, Tyrone Area FFA Advisor at tmhoy@tyrone.k12.pa.us or call 814-684-4240 ext. 3131.
Date Posted: 4/24/2020


National FFA Organization Announces Record Student Membership of More Than 700,000


INDIANAPOLIS - The National FFA Organization is answering the need for more highly skilled graduates to fill job openings in the field of agriculture, and nowhere is this more evident than in the organization’s growing membership.


On September 12, the organization announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio and Missouri. Pennsylvania FFA membership reach 12, 930 members.  Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase. This year, the organization has more than 100,000 Latino members, 45 percent of the membership is female with 52 percent of the membership being male. Females hold more than 50 percent of the leadership positions. FFA chapters can be found in 24 of the 25 largest U.S. cities.


“FFA is providing future leaders, and our membership growth reflects continued enthusiasm for agriculture as well as agricultural education,” National FFA Organization CEO Mark Poeschl said. “FFA prepares our student members for careers in agriculture while working to ensure the security of our country's food, fiber and natural resources systems for years to come. Through real-world experiences, agriculture educators are helping students develop the technical knowledge, skills and problem-solving capabilities to be the industry's leaders of tomorrow.”


The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to more than 700,000 student members who belong to one of the more than 8,600 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by more than 8 million alumni and supporters throughout the U.S.


Date Posted: 9/18/2019

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For information about Tyrone Area FFA , please contact:
Tyrone Area FFA
Tyrone, PA 16686

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