FFA Chapter Holds First Meeting and Welcomes State FFA Vice President at Large


Englewood, Ohio - Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) FFA Chapter consists of Ag & Livestock Production, Animal Care & Management, Diesel Power Technologies, Natural Resource Management, Retail Ag Services, and Veterinary Sciences.

The 2022-23 officers are:

  • President - Owen Stephens (Diesel Power Technologies/Arcanum-Butler)
  • Vice President - Makinley Jarrett (Veterinary Science/National Trail)
  • Secretary - Ally Sowers (Veterinary Science/Vandalia Butler)
  • Reporter - Haley Roberts (Veterinary Science/Eaton)
  • Treasurer - KelsAnne Lane (Ag & Livestock Production/Eaton)
  • Sentinel - Cayman Gentry (Ag & Livestock Production/New Lebanon)
  • Student Advisor - Bailey Denlinger (Veterinary Science/Brookville)

MVCTC FFA chapter held their first meeting on September 13, 2022. During this meeting officers discussed multiple upcoming events such as the National FFA Convention, Farm Science Review, Fruit Sale, and Greenhand Conference.

The Next Chapter Meeting will be held on November 1, 2022.

Guest speaker for the September meeting was State FFA Vice President at Large, Ben Bitner.  Ben is an MVCTC alumnus from the Twin Valley South – MVCTC FFA Program as well as having completed the MVCTC Business Ownership Program.  He currently is attending the University of Dayton as a business major.  Ben shared how he has flourished in FFA even though he did not come from an agricultural background. He encouraged members to take advantage of all the opportunities FFA offers.

The letters “FFA” originally stood for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners, and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture. 

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. 

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers, and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too 

For 50 years, MVCTC has provided career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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