Pumpkin Carving

The FFA members met on the 24th of October to carve pumpkins. They all had a awesome time while carving the many pumpkins that were supplied by the Mulderink farm whom the Chapter would like to thank. When all the Pumpkins were carved they were placed at area assisted living home facilities.

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DD FFA goes to Sectionals!!!

Brea Sorg, Vice President, and Abby Jensen, President, attended the District FFA speaking contestwhich took place at Badger High School on February 6, 2012. Brea was awarded second place in the job interview contests, allowing her to continue onto sectionals. Abby was awarded first in the prepared speaking contest, granting her the chance to continue on to sectionals\as well. The Section X Speaking Contests will take place at East Troy Area High School on Wednesday, March 14th.

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SAE Grant Recipient: Abigail Jensen

Indianapolis, IN- The National FFA Organization (FFA) announced that Abigail Jensen of Delavan, WI was selected to receive a CTB, Inc. Chore- Time Brock grant in the amount of $1,000 to initiate or improve Abigail’s career development experience known as a Supervised Agreicultural Experience (SAE). To be eligible, the student must be in grades 7-11, have an SAE and be a member of FFA. Jensen is a member of the Delavan- Darien FFA chapter and was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide.
Jensen’s grant for a Swine Production SAE was sponsored by CTB, Inc. Chore-Time Brock as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523, 309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premeir leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public insturction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.

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DDHS FFA Plant Sale going on Thursday, Friday, Saturday (May 10-12)

DDHS Plant Sale

Plenty of plants are ready for your garden at the DDHS FFA Plant Sale.

The Delavan-Darien High School FFA Plant Sale is going on this week in the DDHS Greenhouse (150 Cummings St., Delavan).

It runs Thursday and Friday (May 10-11), 2:45 p.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. until noon.

There’s a big selection once again:

Potted plants

(The following are mostly in 4-inch pots.)

$2.00 per pot, flat of 15 for $27, $1 per four pack, flat of four packs for $15

New this year

·      Candy Corn Vine and Begonia Dragon Wing Red

·      Curly Worley

·      Potato Vine in 2 varieites

Old Favorites

·      Begonia Hiemalis — “Barkos” (red dbl), “Carnival” (red with yellow), “Dana” (deep pink)

·      Impatiens Wall —  “S.E. Bright Orange,” “S.E. Pastel Mix,” “S.E. XP Red,” “S.E. XP Salmon,” “S.E. XP Violet” (three packs)

·      Geranium — Pelargonium Hort Melody (dark pink), Patriot Salmon Chic, Patriot Soft Pink, Calliope Dark Red

·      Vinca — Common Vinca Vine

·      Dracaena Indivisa — Spike, Cordyline

·      Vinca Major — “Wojo’s JEM”

·      Dahlia — “Dahlinova Alabama” (yellow), “Carolina” (orange),

·      Phygelius — “Red Alert”

·      Coleus — “Big Red Judy,” “Coco Loco,” “Freckles,” “Kingwood Torch,” “Merlin’s  Magic,” “Kong Mosaic.” “Snazzy” “Rustic Orange Improved”

·      Begonia Semp — “Ambassador Scarlet,” “Ambassador White” (three packs)

·      Marigolds — Multiple varieties (three packs)

·      Snapdragon —

·      Euphorbia — “Diamond Frost”

Hanging Baskets

$10, 2 for $18, 4 or more $7 each

·      Begonia Bolienviensis — “Choc Red Bonfire,” “Bonfire”

·      Begonia Dragon Wing Red

·      Begonia Hielmalis — “Barkos” (red dbl), “Blitz” (dark yellow), “Carnival” (red with yellow), “Dana” (deep pink).

·      Impatiens — “NG Sonic,” “Magic Pink”

·      Fuschia — “Dark Eyes”

Vegetables and Herbs

$1.50 per 3 in pot, flat of 18 $22, $2 per 4 pak, $20 per flat

·      Tomatoes – Round Type — Big Beef, Big Boy, Rutgers, Early Girl, Beefsteak, Lemon Boy (yellow), Campbells CXD33

·      Tomatoes – Roma Type — Amish Paste, Roma, Super Italia Paste, Miroma, Margherita, Super Marzano, Opalka,

·      Tomatoes – Other — Yellow Pear, Sweet Million

·      Peppers — Super Heavy Weight, Big Bertha, Sweet Havanna, Sweet Goliath, Early Jalapeno, Sweet Banana, Sweet Spot, Garden Salsa, BellBoy, Keystone, Mucho Nacho, Fooled You, Flamingo

·      Herbs — Endive

·      Others — Red Cabbage, Stonehead Cabbage, Cairo Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower (Amazing), Brussels Sprouts, Egg Plant, Kohlrabi, Melons, Zucchini, Cucumbers

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FFA horse judging team finishes 15th at state

The Delavan-Darien High School FFA Horse Judging team finished 15th at the State FFA Career Development Event Contest, held April 27 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Senior Stephanie Anderson finished 11th in the individual competition. Classmate Abigail Jensen took 41st as an individual.

Additional members of the Delavan-Darien FFA team included fellow seniors Megan Winchell and Bailey Abbott, who placed 76th and 90th, respectively.

 Thirty-four high school FFA teams from all throughout Wisconsin competed at the event.

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson

Abigail Jensen

Abigail Jensen

Megan Winchell

Megan Winchell

Bailey Abbott

Bailey Abbott

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Admirals Hockey Game

The Delavan- Darien FFA members teamed up with the Alumni and Wisconsin State FFA President, Ethan Giebel, and took a trip to Milwaukee’s Bradley Center to enjoy a rousing game of hockey.

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Section X Leadership Workshop: Uncovering the Treasure

The annual Section X FFA Leadership Workshop was held September 19th, 2011 at the East Troy High School. Two of the Delavan- Darien FFA officers elected to attend the conference, Megan Erickson, Historian, and Abigail Jensen, President. Both members came out of the conference with a renewed sense of how being an FFA officer and member can be rewarding. Megan and Abigail attended workshops that helped them with their officer positions and how to handle different situations that they will be in, or could be put in throughout their term. Megan enjoyed her workshops that were based on utilizing media to spread the message about FFA along with a workshop on leadership styles. While Megan was aboard the Leader Ship, Abigail was working closely with other chapter presidents to brain storm ideas on how to lead their chapter effectively, be a positive role model, and having fun this year! The presidents also had the priveledge of spending time with the Section X State Officer, Kayla Hack from East Troy. Overall, the officers attending said that this was a leadership workshop that they would not have wanted to miss.

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FFA Officers meet!

The 9 Delavan-Darien Officers met the last two days to work on the upcoming year. They set goals and set up an agenda and started to organize themselves to be able to accomplish their goals!

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FFA Meeting Tonight

There is an FFA meeting at 6:30 tonight.  Going over fair entries and State FFA Convention as well as eating pizza and playing kickball with the FFA Alumni.  See you at the ag room!

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Half-off remaining plants in DDHS greenhouse

DDHS Plant Sale 2011

Plenty of plants are ready for your garden at half the cost in these final days of DDHS FFA Plant Sale.

DELAVAN — Prices have been slashed at the Delavan-Darien FFA Plant Sale at the Delavan-Darien High School Greenhouse (150 Cummings St., Delavan).

Stock up on a variety of vegetables and flowers for half the cost!

The half-off sale is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, and 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 28.

A good selection of plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs are still available. See the list below or call DDHS agricultural science teacher Marty Speth at (262) 728-2642 ext. 4461, for more information.

Potted plants

The following are mostly in 4-inch pots.

$2.50 per pot, flat of 15 for $30, $1 per three pack, flat of three packs for $15 NOW HALF OFF!

New this year

  • Phygelius — “Red Alert”
  • Curly Worley
  • Potato Vine

Old Favorites

  • Begonia Hiemalis — “Barkos” (red dbl), “Blitz” (dark yellow), “Carnival” (red with yellow), “Dana” (deep pink)
  • Impatiens Wall — “Accent Burgundy Star,” “S.E. Bright Orange,” “S.E. Pastel Mix,” “S.E. XP Red,” “S.E. XP Salmon,” “S.E. XP Violet” (three packs)
  • Geranium — Pelargonium Hort Melody (dark pink), Patriot Salmon Chic PAC, Patriot Soft Pink, Calliope Dark Red
  • Vinca — Common Vinca Vine
  • Dracaena Indivisa — Spike, Cordyline
  • Vinca Major — “Wojo’s JEM”
  • Dahlia — “Dahlinova Alabama” (yellow), “Carolina” (orange), Eye Candy
  • Osteospermum— “Symphony Lemon”
  • Coleus — “Big Red Judy,” “Coco Loco,” “Freckles,” “Kingwood Torch,” “Merlin’s Magic,” “Kong Mosaic.”
  • Begonia Semp — “Ambassador Scarlet,” “Ambassador White” (three packs)
  • Marigolds — Multiple varieties (three packs)
  • Snapdragon — “Tahiti Mix”
  • Euphorbia — “Diamond Frost”

Hanging Baskets

$12, 2 for $22, 4 or more $10 each NOW HALF OFF!

  • Begonia Bolienviensis — “Choc Red Bonfire,” “Bonfire”
  • Petunia Veg Supertunia — “Raspberry Blast”
  • Petunia — “Dreams Patriot Mix”
  • Begonia Hielmalis — “Barkos” (red dbl), “Blitz” (dark yellow), “Carnival” (red with yellow), “Dana” (deep pink).
  • Impatiens — “NG Sonic,” “Magic Pink”
  • Fuschia — “Dark Eyes”

Vegetables and Herbs

$1.50 per 3 in pot, flat of 18 $22, $2 per 4 pak, $20 per flat NOW HALF OFF!

  • Tomatoes – Round Type — Big Beef, Big Boy, Rutgers, Early Girl, Beefsteak, Lemon Boy (yellow), Campbells CXD33
  • Tomatoes – Roma Type — Amish Paste, Roma, Super Italia Paste, Miroma, Margherita, Super Marzano, Opalka,
  • Tomatoes – Other — Yellow Pear, Sweet Million
  • Peppers — Super Heavy Weight, Big Bertha, Sweet Havanna, Sweet Goliath, Early Jalapeno, Sweet Banana, Sweet Spot, Garden Salsa, BellBoy, Keystone, Mucho Nacho, Fooled You, Flamingo
  • Herbs — Endive
  • Others — Red Cabbage, Stonehead Cabbage, Cairo Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower (Amazing), Brussels Sprouts, Egg Plant, Kohlrabi, Melons, Zucchini, Cucumbers
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