Students enjoying Red Oak FFA
Dean Adkins - Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:25:22 CDT
(Red Oak)---The students of the Red Oak FFA are revved up and ready to go as the school year is now underway and there's plenty to do under the guidance of FFA advisor, Alan Spencer.
Haley Woods, (right in photo) a junior at Red Oak High School, is the Vice-President of the Red Oak FFA. Haley, the daughter of Curtis and Ronda Woods, enjoys raising animals on their farm west of Red Oak where they tend to goats and rabbits. Haley has shown her goats at competitions and received grand champion in the meat goat category at this summer's Montgomery County Fair.
She's also been busy at the Iowa State Fair, showing rabbits along with Kylie Pendeton and also doing some ushering at fair events. She's been involved in the "Feed the Farmers" program at the Farmers Mercantile as well. As Vice-President, Haley is in charge of committees and she enjoys working with the Red Oak FFA President, Dallas Haas as well.
Chase Rea (left in photo) is a sophomore and is in his second year in the Red Oak FFA. Chase is the son of Brett and Christy Rae. Like Haley, Chase enjoys showing animals, including "hair" sheep and chickens. Chase explains they're called "hair" sheep because they have hair and not wool so there's no shearing involved in the maintaining and showing of the animals. As FFA Sentinal, Chase greets members and makes the meeting environment friendly and inviting. He also reaches out to potential members. Chase appreciates the leadership qualities that he is gaining by being a member of Red Oak FFA.
Chase reminds us FFA National Convention is coming up October 23rd in Indianapolis, an event that he's greatly looking forward to along with the upcoming Southwest District soil judging competition.
Both Haley and Chase are excited about the direction the Red Oak FFA is heading under the direction of advisor, Alan Spencer, and are looking forward to working with the rest of the 30 member group in the weeks and months ahead, getting involved and getting things done.