SILVER SAGE FFA
SPRING CREEK – Over the summer in late June, the Silver Sage FFA Chapter had the opportunity to attend State Summer Leadership Camp, where members from across the state learned to communicate and work together at different team activities.
The Chapter Officers and Greenhand Officers then had fun at the lake and thought about future activities. At RYLA, students were able to learn valuable life skills and develop leadership qualities. At the Officers Retreat, Chapter Officers developed a POA for the future of the Chapter.
The summer ended with the Livestock Show and Sale, where members had the opportunity to show their animals in front of a judge for showmanship. Landon Albisu won the title of grand champion in the market class. They then had the opportunity to auction off their animal and raise money for their summer project animal.
The cattle sale this year was very successful. Many members have sold their project animals that they have been developing all summer. Landon Albisu bred Grand Champion Swine 2022 and was crowned champion with Barry Sorenson of Elko Dental winning the highest bid to bring him home.
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Silver Sage FFA Chapter appreciates everyone who supported the activities. Special thanks to the following cattle sale buyers: Pam Zaga, Great Basin Veterinary Services, John and Hannah Rodriguez, Robin and Brenda Pippo, Jacob and Moriah Manning, Hugo and Ashley Huerta, Gary Back, Les Schwab, Edvalson family, Jacque Fender , Buckaroo Boutique, NV High Desert Outfitters, Owl Creek Ranch, OPI, Jeremy Lange, Colt Stoddard, X2 Cattle Company, Riverton Elko, Ralph and Karen Allen, JM Capriolas, Thor Welch, HE Parts, JC Boer Goats, Chip Wolf, Wylie Wolf, Austin Senecal, Superior Livestock, Allie Bear Real Estate, SC Longhorns, Boss Tanks, Family Dental Care-Barry Sorenson, Anew Tire and Services, Elko Vet Clinic, Bill Caughey, IFA, Ruby Mn Spring Water, Ellison Ranching Company, Crossroads Behavior Consultation, Hackworth Drilling C, Dahl AngusRanch, Michael and Jerry Salvo, Sonoma Livestock, Aldo Vega, Karen Ross, Wilde Brough and Isaih Harck.
September has been a busy month for Silver Sage FFA students. The chapter had the opportunity to take 22 Greenhand/Freshmans and seven chapter officers to the Greenhand Leadership Conference in Fallon, where members from across the state learned about the role they play in the FFA and how they can communicate to work together during different team activities and workshops.
They also had Leadership Training for Chapter Officers, where officers had the opportunity to work on the chapter and learn about the certain roles that each officer must perform. The chapter then had a blast at their New Year’s BBQ, with plenty of activities for new and returning students to join in and participate in.
Thank you to the booster club (alumni and supporters) and to Rotary for their continued support. Rotary sponsors students for the RYLA camp experience and the FFA Booster organization continues to raise funds for student members through scholarships, stipends, and national finance assistance.