Lewis Cass FFA
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  Welcome to Lewis Cass FFA website. We are an agricultural science program located in Walton, IN. Our chapter has 263 active AET student accounts and 2 teachers.  

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 Lewis Cass FFA.

 
 
 
The Barnyard Bootcamp safety program was started in 2009.  This program is designed and delivered by ADM grain terminal in Logansport, Indiana at the Cass County Fairgrounds.  From its beginning, the Lewis Cass FFA has been a part of the execution of this opportunity for young children to learn about being safe.  Since 2011, other FFA chapters have also helped with the program.  It is a great experience for our members to work with the youth of our community while they learn about grain, livestock, mower, PTO, fire, and other types of safety.
The FFA Volleyball tournament has been a main stay activity during FFA Week since 1985.  It is a highly attended event by students, faculty, and parents. Each player donates $1 to our FFA Benevolent fund in order to play. That money is used to help students that have been through disasters such as fires or floods. At the end, the winning team gets a picture taken with our display trophy that remains displayed year round in the hallway for students and visitors to see.  The volleyball tournament is an outstanding way to encourage physical activity throughout the school.
The Lemon Shake-Up stand was first started by the Cass County Young Farmers. After the they could not keep up with the Lemon Shake-Up Stand, they asked us to help. They turned the Lemon Shake-Up Stand fully over to us a year later. We sell over 9,000 Shake-Ups every year. The Lemon Shake-Up Stand is located in the middle of the whole fair grounds. It
The Lewis Cass FFA point system was started in 1993. The points are received by members who participate in CDE
The Lemon Shake-up Stand was first started by the Cass County Young Farmers in 1965. In 2000, after the they could not keep up with the stand, they asked the Lewis Cass FFA to help with the daily shift work. They turned the entire management of the Lemon Shake-Up Stand over to us a year later in 2001. We sell over 9,000 shake-ups every year. The stand is located in the middle of the Cass County Fairgrounds next to the swine barn. It is the best booth spot that is on the fairgrounds. Most of our members work at least one four-hour shift in the Lemon Shake-Up Stand during fair week.
The Lewis Cass FFA Livestock Judging contest was started in February of 2011 when an FFA parent suggested that we help the Cass County 4-H fair board begin such a program.  Rather than helping them, we immediately decided to just do it ourselves so that the fair board would not have one more thing on their plate during fair week.  There were 3 FFA parents that started the ball rolling by planning a format for the contest along with the who, what, when, where, and how that needed planned. The contest has grown tremendously over just 4 years with an increase of participation each year.
Quiz Bowl 2013
The Lewis Cass FFA Food Pantry Scavenger Hunt was started in 2008.  The idea was suggested by the FFA advisor
The Lewis Cass FFA Pedal Tractor Race is a great promoter of our agriculture program. Registration for the event brings parents and community members into the Lewis Cass FFA Pavillion where they can see what happens throughout the year in our ag program. The free lemon shake-up prize sends children along with their families to our Lemon Shake-up Stand which encourages them to come back and support us throughout the fair. The event gets the younger generation thinking about taking agriculture classes and  becoming FFA members when they are older.
The Lewis Cass FFA Livestock Judging contest was started in February of 2011 when an FFA parent suggested that we help the Cass County 4-H fair board begin such a program.  Rather than helping them, we immediately decided to just do it ourselves so that the fair board would not have one more thing on their plate during fair week.  There were 3 FFA parents that started the ball rolling by planning a format for the contest along with the who, what, when, where, and how that needed planned. The contest has grown tremendously over just 4 years with an increase of participation each year.
The Barnyard Bootcamp safety program was started in 2009.  This program is designed and delivered by ADM grain terminal in Logansport, Indiana at the Cass County Fairgrounds.  From its beginning, the Lewis Cass FFA has been a part of the execution of this opportunity for young children to learn about being safe.  Since 2011, other FFA chapters have also helped with the program.  It is a great experience for our members to work with the youth of our community while they learn about grain, livestock, mower, PTO, fire, and other types of safety.
Leadership skills may be the most valuable gain of any FFA member across the Nation.  The Lewis Cass FFA is no exception to that rule.  The District V Leadership contests are held each year in March at the school of the District President.  In 2014, they were held at Sheridan High School.  The Lewis Cass FFA Chapter spends countless hours building their leadership skills through practicing for and participating in these various leadership experiences.  Whether they win or not, each student is a winner for taking the time to hone their public speaking and other leadership based skills.
The Lewis Cass FFA Facebook was started in September of 2013. It has become the most useful form of communication between the chapter and the general public.  Parents are the most common users, but word gets around quick to the entire community when something is posted.  At this point, it has been a community tool because most FFA members do not use Facebook on a regular basis. Although we use other communication such as Instagram with them, FFA parents have requested that we continue our feeds through Facebook. This allows them to stay up to date with chapter happenings.
The  FFA Community Garden has been a long term goal of our chapter since 2011.The plan was to provide hands-on learning to the Horticulture class, plants for the FFA Horticulture team to identify, SAE opportunities in the summer, and fresh produce for the Walton Food Pantry. In spring of 2012, we planted a plot with 5 varieties of vegetables to find out that we did not have the greenhouse space needed.  In 2013, we received a grant from the Cass County Community Foundation for $24,000 to build a greenhouse.  The greenhouse was almost completed in 2014. We are incredibly grateful for this grant.
The Lewis Cass FFA point system was started in 1993. The points are given to members who participate in CDE
The FFA Volleyball tournament has been a main stay activity during FFA Week since 1985.  It is a highly attended event by students, faculty, and parents. Each player donates $1 to our FFA Benevolent fund in order to play. That money is used to help students that have been through disasters such as fires or floods. At the end, the winning team gets a picture taken with our display trophy that remains displayed year round in the hallway for students and visitors to see.  The volleyball tournament is an outstanding way to encourage physical activity throughout the school.
Work Auction Picture
The Lewis Cass FFA Facebook was started in September of 2013. It has become the most useful form of communication between the chapter and the general public.  Parents are the most common users, but word gets around quick to the entire community when something is posted.  At this point, it has been a community tool because most FFA members do not use Facebook on a regular basis. Although we use other communication such as Instagram with FFA parents, they have requested that we continue our feeds through Facebook as well. This allows them to stay updated with chapter events.
The Lewis Cass FFA Pedal Tractor Race is a great promoter of our agriculture program. Registration for the event brings parents and community members into the Lewis Cass FFA Pavillion where they can see what happens throughout the year in our ag program. The free lemon shake-up prize sends children along with their families to our Lemon Shake-up Stand which encourages them to come back and support us throughout the fair. The event gets the younger generation thinking about taking agriculture classes and  becoming FFA members when they are older.
Leadership skills may be the most valuable gain of any FFA member across the Nation.  The Lewis Cass FFA is no exception to that rule.  The District V Leadership contests are held each year in March at the school of the District President.  In 2015, they were held at Hamilton Southeastern High School.  The Lewis Cass FFA Chapter spends countless hours building their leadership skills through practicing for and participating in these various leadership experiences.  Whether they win or not, each student is a winner for taking the time to hone their public speaking and other leadership based skills.
 
 
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Date Posted: 1/14/2015

 
     
 
 
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Lewis Cass FFA
6422 East State Rd 218 West
Walton, IN 46994

 
 
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