The Versailles FFA Chapter was established in 1935 and in 2016 celebrated 81 years of agricultural excellence.¬† The chapter is made up of 150 members and is a part of the Ohio FFA Association's District 5.¬† Versailles FFA has been one of the top ten chapters in Ohio for several years earning many #1 chapter ratings including back to back titles in 2008 and 2009.¬† At the 2015 State FFA Convention, Versailles FFA was a National FFA Top 10 Chapter for the state of Ohio is the areas of Community Development, Student, and Chapter, and ended up winning the Community Development Division. Versailles FFA also placed in the Top 10 National Chapters in the Chapter category at the 2016 National Convention. The chapter also earned a three gold star rating from the National FFA Organization.
Through career development events, community service, and participation in chapter activities, our chapter strives to develop each student's potential and prepare them for their future careers.¬† We participate in various career development events including Soil Judging, Ag Communications, Food Science and Technology, Public Speaking, Ag Sales, and Job Interview.¬† On a chapter level we conduct various events such as an EMT and Firefighter Farm Safety Training Program, Statewide Greenhand Conference, Farm Day, and Alumni Soup and Sandwich Social.¬† We also perform monthly nursing home visits, Jr. High FFA, PALS, a canned food drive, and a new and used toy drive.
2016-2017 FFA OFFICERS - Pictured Below
President - Danielle Hesson
Vice President - Maggie Hedrick
Secretary - Kayla Bruns
Treasurer - Sarah Gigandet
Reporter - Makayla Berger
Sentinel - Marcus Berger Collin Peters
Student Advisor - Cole Kremer
¬†¬†Historian - Taylor Tyo
Parliamentarian - Grace McEldowney
Versailles FFA Assistant Officers
Assistant Vice President - Tessa Tyo
Assistant Secretary - Colleen Gehret
Assistant Treasurer - Andrew Harshbarger
Assistant Reporter - Shelby Winner
Assistant Sentinel - Janelle Hoelscher
Assistant Student Advisor - Abigail White
Assistant Historian - Chelsea McGlinch
Assistant Parliamentarian - Courtney Batten
FFA Motto: ¬†Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.
FFA Mission: ¬†FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
FFA Creed: - I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.
I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I can not deny.
I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.
I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so - for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.
I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.
FFA Colors: Corn Gold and National Blue