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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:19 PM

South Central FFA

GREENWICH - On June 25 and 26, five students from the South Central FFA Chapter attended the third session of the Ohio FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum located in Carrollton.

Those students that attended the week long camp were Sam Kennard, Frank Gannett, Robert Gannett, Maggie Bacon and Theo Bacon. The Ohio FFA State Officer team and several district officers work for months to prepare the various camp activities. Activities can range from team and leadership building to kayaking and canoeing to sponge fights and a giant slip and slide. The campers attend the different activities in their inter-camp groups or "Chapters" which are overseen by various agriculture teachers from different FFA chapters in attendance.

Students participate in a wide variety of contests and competitions during their free time at camp. There are several sports competitions, such as basketball and baseball, as well as shooting competitions, such as shotgun and rifle. By being involved in different activities, students can earn points for their camp chapters. The campers can also earn points by participating in the polar bear swim and the morning walk each day. Along with all of the daily activities, FFA Camp provides several other opportunities during the week. There are two dances, one on the first night and one on the last night. There is also a par 3 golf competition held on the third day, those who want to compete are taken to a local golf course and play along side their friends and camp counselors. All upcoming juniors have the chance to go on a sleepover under the stars trip where they go on a hike, have a campout, and sleep outside if the weather permits.

Theo Bacon, reporter

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On July 22, 16 South Central FFA members participated in the TRAP program. The TRAP program is a device for catching corn root worm. The members who did the TRAP program were Cory Isaac, Frank Gannett, Lance Isaac, Abby Hord, Joe Pennell, Cody Stillion, Chris Morgan, Kevin Poth, Robert Gannett, Emily Krikke, Ty Stevens, Noah Beck, Payton Oney, Brennan Warrick, Phil Schaffer and Dakota Miller. The members came to the school to pick up their sticky traps, bug information and materials to see if they could catch any corn root worm.

On Aug. 5, the members brought their collected corn root worms to the school. The members identified the insects, counted corn root worm beetles, and sent in the results to Monsanto. As a result of doing the trap program Monsanto gives the FFA chapter $50 for each field data completed.

Cory Isaac, reporter

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