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  Welcome to Kenton FFA website. We are an agricultural science program located in Bellefontaine, OH. Our chapter has 120 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 Kenton FFA.

 
 
 
This is the John Deere 7600 with a 327 John Deere small square baler that we use to bale our hay every year. This tractor has 120 engine horsepower and 95 to 100 power take off horsepower. The 327 small square baler requires around 75 to 80 horsepower to run and makes 70 to 100 pound bales. This baler has a chute attachment so it brings the bales right up to the wagon deck to be stacked on the wagon. This a vital tool in keeping the sheep healthy and at the peak of their production.
In this picture I am planting my onion starts and making sure they have the correct spacing. I am being sure to keep everything together in the same row but being sure they have room to grow.
One of the last steps in my SAE project for the year is taking my crop to the farm to go into the out bin dryer and then into the grain bin.  In this picture you can see me unloading the corn into the pit.  The pit has an augur in it that carries the corn into the dryer to be dried.  The corn then makes it


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Shearing your lamb is necessary when getting them prepared for a market show. In this picture I am shearing one of our own Heilman lambs for the Hardin County Fair.


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It is very important to do a moisture test on your crop product before taking the crop to the elevator.  In this picture I am putting a sample of my corn into the moisture tester. I tested the corn before it was put into the dryer and it had a twenty percent moisture content.  Before I took my corn to the elevator I tested the corn again and it had almost no moisture in the corn.  Testing the moisture before taking it to the elevator is very important because if the crop has high moisture you would get docked at the elevator and lose money.
When your calves come home, you should sit in the pen with them. This lets them warm up to you. It will make walking them easier.
Exercise is needed often to keep the a lot of belly fat off and the muscle on. Here I am walking one of my hogs. Keeping him at a constant pace so not letting him run or not letting him stop also helps with control. I walk in the morning or in this case a night so its cooler for them so they will not over heat.
Keeping accurate records is a major part of your S.A.E. project. You have to keep accurate records of the cost of the feed, your steer, the bedding, and any other supplies. Your records also include how much money you make off of your steer and how much money you spent during your project. It is also a good idea to keep records of any Veterinarian treatment, such as vaccinations. Keeping accurate records will help you manage your project and money better.
In this picture I am securing my pepper plant in the soil to ensure that it will not come out of the soil.
Unloading the corn from the combine into a hopper or grain wagon is important because the combine can only hold so much corn before it over flows and needs dumped.  This picture shows me dumping my corn from the combine into the grain hopper to later be transported into the grain truck.  By putting my corn into the hopper I can figure out how many bushels I have harvested off the field and how much the crops weigh, to get an estimate before taking my crop to the elevated to be finally weighed.


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also stacking hay.
Feed is something that needs to be watched carefully. You need to watch to see if they are one eating it, two how much they are eating and 3 if they are in the same pin, which one is getting the most feed. So this also goes with needing to weigh the pigs often to watch growth so you know when u might need to separate pigs. So here I am feeding my hogs.
Working the land is also an important part of my SAE.  This picture shows me working the land in the tractor.  I work the land after there has been a harvested soybean crop in the same field.  I work the land to also flatten and till up the bean stubble in the fall before the winter comes.  After winter has passed and it is time to plant the corn seed there will be no bean stubble in the way.  I also have to work my land after there has been manure spread on the field.  I work the land after manure has been spread so that the waste does not create run off into creaks and streams and also mix the manure in with the soil.
After the dough is cut into 5-6 pieces out of the oval shaped finished dough, we roll the dough through the crank to flatten the pieces out. The pieces of dough need to be flattened twice until they are about 4 feet long.  I bought a noodle cutter like the one shown in this picture. It was necessary for my business to strive since I could no longer use this one and it is a huge asset to my business. I can make smaller or larger cuts of noodles with this machine, as well as flattens them as shown
 
 
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HyperLink Congratulations, Mr. President! Jared McNeely is the first member who's Supervised Agricultural Experience we will showcase on SAE Saturday. Jared bales 27 acres of hay spread among 4 fields throughout the county. He then markets that hay to local buyers. Jared is feeding the world one bale at a time.
Date Posted: 6/12/2016

On October 28th, 2015, seventeen students from the Kenton FFA Chapter left for National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. On the first day students had some free time at the career show and FFA mall where they were able to visit many different college and business booths. They attended the opening session with keynote speaker Dr. Rick Rigsby, where there were over 50,000 FFA members across the nation attending. That night students attended the FFA concert with Jake Owen and Maddie and Tae. On Thursday, members went on a tour at Food Chain, where they learned about how their business is ran, and how aquaponics works. Students spent the whole afternoon at the Expo Center where they attended the Second Convention Session and saw the former National FFA Western Region Vice President give his retiring address, and attended a Hypnotist show as a chapter. That night they attended the Buckeye Bash where they were able to meet many different FFA members across the state of Ohio. On Friday, they spent the whole morning touring the Kentucky Horse Park and learned about and saw many different breeds of horses, and enjoyed the gift shop. In the afternoon they took a tour of Harvest Moon Dairy Farm where they learned about how they milk the cows, what they feed them, and what the normal day of a Dairy farmer is like. That evening they attended the 7th session of Convention with Keynote Speaker Brad Montague, Creator of Kid President. On the final day of Convention, Saturday, they attended the final session of the convention where they watched Kenton FFA Members Brandi Barrett, Morgan Houser, Haley Sherman, and Damion Sheldon get their American FFA Degree, the highest degree the National FFA can award an FFA Member.



Date Posted: 11/30/2015

During the beginning weeks of September, FFA members sold over 1,400 different mums, making over $11,000! Members of the chapter had the option to use two dollars from every mum that they sold toward any FFA activity. The 8th period ag business class sold the most mums and won a pizza party for their efforts. The Kenton-OHP FFA chapter would like to thank every member who participated in the event and every community member that purchased these mums. A special shout out to Lovina's Greenhouse for providing a variety of different colored mums for us to sell.



Date Posted: 11/2/2015

Kenton FFA members that attended the October Meeting that was also the Hardin County Cookout. This is  with neighboring schools from county. State officers, Madison Sheanan, State Vice President At-Large, and Matthew Klopfenstein, State President joined FFA members and engaged members in famous FFA camp activities, creating bonding throughout the county between members. Also, thanks to Althauser Honey Farms, members were able to paint pumpkins of their choice. They delivered them away as gifts to the community's nursing homes.
Date Posted: 11/2/2015

 
     
 
 
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For information about Kenton FFA , please contact:
Kenton- OHP FFA
2280 State Route 540
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

 
 
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