On Tuesday December 11th, 2019, Valley View -MVCTC FFA Members hosted Tyler Zimpfer. Tyler is currently a senior FFA Member at Anna High School and has been accepted to attend the Ohio State University majoring in Agribusiness. His duties as an Ohio FFA Officer require him to travel throughout the state conducting chapter visits, presenting speeches on behalf of Ohio’s FFA members, and facilitating conferences and conventions.
During the day Tyler hosted workshops in two Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources courses, Livestock Selection, Agricultural Mechanics, and Agribusiness courses. The workshops focused on integrity, planning for success and setting goals. He shared his passion for the agriculture industry and the National FFA Organization.
FFA Members enjoyed spending the day with Tyler and are thankful he took time out of his busy schedule to visit Valley View High School.
Early this fall the Valley View MVCTC FFA partnered with Koenig Equipment in Germantown, OH to recycle unused and old equipment batteries. Through our efforts we were able to donate and safely recycle 188 batteries. These efforts allowed for a $1880 donation from Koenig Equipment to our FFA.
Valley View MVCTC FFA Members participate in Job Interview Preparation
Recently, The Valley View FFA Chapter hosted a Chapter Job Interview Contest. Every FFA Member participated in a mock job interview scenario. Prior to the interview the students completed resumes, cover letters, and a job application. Post interview the students completed follow-up thank you letters.
The students competed within their divisions for the opportunity to compete at the District 5 Career Development Event. The FFA Members who placed 1st in their divisions were as follows: Jared Cummings (Division 1, Freshman), Ansley Kozarec (Division 2, Sophomore), Mackenzie Hoog (Division 3, Junior), Taylor Thomas (Division 4, Senior), and Keagan Sizemore (Division 5, 1st year Junior/Senior).
The FFA Members fared well at the District Contest hosted at Versailles High School. Ansley Kozarec and Mackenzie Hoog both took home 2nd place. Taylor Thomas placed 7th and Jared Cummings placed 17th in his division.
Valley View-MVCTC FFA Members Attend National Convention
“Just One.” was the theme of this year’s National FFA Convention. Twenty- one members of the Valley View-MVCTC Chapter were in attendance at the convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Those members on the overnight trip included Tyler Michael, Tanner Cordes, Chase Baker, Justin Michael, John Gilbert, Grant Helsinger, Mackenzie Hoog, Taylor Thomas, Kelsey Wight, Haley Hall, Charity Moore, and Harli Taylor. Valley View students traveled with the members of the Brookville-MVCTC Chapter. Those members attending the day trip included Logan Tays, Ansley Kozarec, Emma Burr, Kennedy Burr, Keith Kinner, Jena Hatton, Reina Frame, Taylor Weaver, and Andrew Shell.
More than 67,000 members, parents, and guests were in attendance at the National FFA Convention.
Convention activities included attending several convention sessions where members were inspired by motivational speakers such as the 2017-2018 National FFA Officers and motivational speaker Kyle Scheele
Attendees enjoyed attending the Garth Brooks concert, Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, Buckeye Bash Dance, and tours of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, National FFA Headquarters, NCAA Hall of Champions, and Fair Oaks Farm. Members also attended the FFA Shopping Mall and Career Show.
Thank you to Mr. Nick Wright from Brookville-MVCTC FFA for chaperoning the trip with Valley View FFA Advisor Betsy Martin. Additional appreciation goes to the administration at Valley View Local Schools and Miami Valley Career Technology Center for their continued support of the Agricultural Education Departments. We would also like to thank Mrs. Hoog, Valley View’s school nurse and FFA alumni Member for chaperoning the Convention Day Trip.