Klein ISD FFA Makes a Difference Inside and Out the Classroom
Late nights and early mornings at the barn. Intense budgeting. Top-tier showmanship skills. Animal raising and development. Scientific research. Fabrication of projects. These are only a few of the many tasks and responsibilities of your average FFA student.
In Klein ISD, more than 2,000 Agriscience students participate in one of four CTE Agriscience Pathways. These courses provide the background for participating in FFA activities and the path a student chooses to follow if they extend the curriculum and join the FFA.
Although FFA was created in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture.
“FFA was founded by a group of enthusiastic, young farmers,” said Dennis Pierce, Klein ISD CTE Coordinator. “These early FFA pioneers had the vision to prepare future generations for the task of feeding the growing US population. The focus then was that Agriculture was more than planting and harvesting crops. It was an art rooted in business and science.”
FFA students learn perseverance, problem-solving, and animal/horticulture technical skills during their time within the organization. Hours of care and intense dedication go towards the goal of raising, showing, and auctioning off these animals and plants.
“The Klein ISD FFA members participating in our show this year have worked diligently preparing and raising their projects,” said Pierce. The show allows the students to display the result of the many hours of hard work. I am proud of the way our students, parents, and teachers have accepted the challenge this year has entailed and wish them all success at the Klein ISD Livestock & Project Show.”
Klein ISD currently has 5 FFA Chapters that consist of approximately 900 FFA members. These students’ work culminates yearly at the Klein ISD FFA Livestock & Project Show held in the spring.
At the event, Klein ISD National FFA Organization members share their countless hours of hard work throughout the year with the Klein ISD community during this four-day event. And each year, it gets bigger and better!
This year, spectators will be able to see approximately 800 projects exhibited by 500 FFA members. These include a variety of livestock, including steers, heifers, lambs, goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, swine, and non-livestock projects such as horticulture, agriculture mechanics, scientific investigations, and floral design arrangements.
“Although our shows this year will be limited to FFA members and immediate family guests, we welcome our community supporters to watch live videos of each show directly from our website,” said Deborah Bronner-Westerduin, Klein ISD Director of Career and Technical Education. “Our dedicated buyers will have two options for participating this year, both on-site and through real-time bidding online. The Freezer Sale and Silent Auction are available online, and individuals may support students without purchasing entire projects through Add-On purchases online. We appreciate the support of our Klein family with these adjustments making this event possible for our FFA student exhibitors this year.”
Please read on for a schedule of events for the Klein ISD FFA 52nd Annual Livestock & Project Show. This five-day event will be held at the Klein ISD Multipurpose Center (7500 FM 2920) and run from Feb. 9, 2021, to Feb. 13, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, entrance to individual shows will be limited this year to designated FFA members and immediate family. Barn access is limited to student exhibitors.
Guidance has been shared with our FFA members, parents, and buyers. We appreciate your understanding as we strive to ensure the health and safety of our Klein family.
We welcome our community supporters to watch live videos of each show. Links for the live streaming will be available on this website. www.kleinisdcte.net
There are several ways to support Klein ISD FFA students:
- Become a buyer at the auction – Buyers can be single individuals, groups of individuals, or companies. Obtain Buyer Information and Registration here.
- Add monetary amounts “ Add-Ons” to the sale of student projects.
- Purchase student projects that do not make the auction.
If you have questions about buyer or sponsorship options, please visit the Klein ISD FFA Livestock & Project Show website.
Good luck to all Klein ISD FFA students participating in the 52nd Annual Livestock & Project Show! Your Klein Community is so proud of you and looking forward to seeing you succeed.
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