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2021 Spring Majors
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   11/9/2020
If you are interested in showing livestock or competing in contests at the 2021 spring majors (San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston), please contact Mrs. Martin by Tuesday November 17th for entry forms and information. All entries are due back by Friday November 20th.

 

Each show has their own modified schedule due to covid, guidelines, etc. Let me know which show(s) you would like to attend, and I will get you the appropriate information.

 
NETLA Pig & Broiler Orders
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   11/9/2020
Entry forms for NETLA market hogs and market broilers are due Friday November 20th to Mrs. Martin. If you need a NETLA entry form, please email me and let me know which kids and how many. I will send them home with your child.

 

If you have a pig, Mrs. Martin needs to come by and get ear notch numbers. Please contact her to schedule a date. Entry fee is $30 per pig and checks made out to NETLA.

 

Broiler orders are $30 per exhibitor/pen. A pen is 25 chicks. One pen per exhibitor and no sharing pens with siblings.

 

If you have not completed your Quality Counts, you will need to do so before turning in entry forms for NETLA.

 
MG Livestock Show Meeting
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   11/9/2020
We will have a meeting about the Miller Grove FFA Livestock Show on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 pm in Mrs. Martin's room. In this meeting we will discuss show schedule, show set-up and I will have a schedule for parent volunteers to sign-up. After I get a schedule of the parents, I will have a schedule for the kids to sign-up. If a student works 2 hours at the show, that gives them 1 entry to the show.

2 hours = 1 entry

4 hours = 2 entries

 

This show takes hours of preparation and 2 full days of work at the show. We need lots of help from students and parents. This is not only a fundraiser for the MG FFA chapter, but it is an opportunity for all our FFA members to get their livestock projects into the show ring and practice for NETLA.

 

AT THIS MEETING, YOU MUST HAVE A MASK ON AT ALL TIMES, NO EXCEPTIONS!

 
Cold weather expected Week of October 26
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   10/22/2020

Heads up lamb and goat exhibitors, you have a week to get a good blanket purchased and on your animal before this arrives mid-week next week. A pro cool blanket isn’t designed to provide warmth for your animal it needs to be a canvas type blanket. Finding blankets locally can sometimes be hard the night before, so start finding them now.

Pig exhibitors, make sure you have heat lamps and a pen that blocks the wind. Check the wiring and plugs on heat lamps to make sure they are still in good shape. Bad wires and plugs can cause a fire.

Cattle exhibitors....this is your time to shine! This is hair growing weather! Don't blanket your calves. Just make sure they have plenty of hay to keep their bellies full. They will make their own heat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
NETLA Updates - August 2020
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   8/19/2020

NETLA Tag-In/Validation Dates

NETLA only Steers - October 15, 2020 6-7 pm @ Cattleman's Vet Clinic 

NETLA & Major show Heifers - October 15, 2020 6-7 pm @ Cattleman's Vet Clinic

Lambs & Goats - October 14 @ 5-7 pm @ Hopkins Co Civic Center

Pigs - Entry form & $30 entry fee due to Mrs. Martin (make checks payable to NETLA) 

Broilers - Entry form & $30 entry fee due to Mrs. Martin (make checks payable to NETLA)

 

Lamb & Goat Major Show Tags

If you want to show a lamb or goat at a major show in 2021, the following are the deadlines to order tags:

August 28 - $15.00 each

Sept 25 - $25.00 each (late orders)



Animal Shopping

Shopping is underway for PIGS, LAMBS, GOATS &, HEIFERS! If you need help locating a reputable breeder and/or selecting your livestock project, let Mrs. Martin know! kmartin@mgisd.net

Northeast Texas Livestock Association Show (NETLA) - February 25-27, 2021.

NETLA Entry Forms are available on the Miller Grove FFA website.


 
Livestock Parent Meeting 9-1-2020
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   8/19/2020

Dear Parents and Students of Miller Grove FFA, 


We will have the first FFA meeting for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Ag Classroom. If your student will raise a livestock project through Miller Grove FFA for the 2021 NETLA or major shows, one parent and student is required to attend this meeting. Even if you have raised a livestock show in the past, this meeting is still required to attend. Livestock projects include steers, beef and dairy heifers, lambs, goats, pigs and broilers.  


The Ag Advisors will discuss the MGFFA livestock show guidelines, talk about NETLA requirements and discuss the outlook for livestock shows this year. We will have informational materials for each species that you can raise and show through NETLA.  


Gary Billingsley, Mr. Gatlin and Mrs. Martin will be available to answer questions about the FFA program and opportunities for your student.  

 
August 2020 Update
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   8/10/2020
Welcome back Hornets! We are excited for a fun-filled FFA year! I am still awaiting confirmation on a few dates for August and September, but I wanted to let you know of a few KEY DATES. Students, please get with your Ag Advisor for more details. 
 
Thursday August 20 - State Fair entries due. State Fair entries due for market broilers, public speaking and job interview. Although the State Fair of Texas cancelled the big fair, they have made arrangements for some contests to still take place virtually. If you are interested in competing in Public Speaking or Job Interview, please contact Mrs. Martin. 

**Tuesday September 1 at 6:00 pm - FFA Meeting and Livestock Parent Meeting** This is the first FFA for the school year. There will be a REQUIRED livestock parent meeting at the same time. If a student wants to show a livestock project at NETLA or any of the major shows, the student AND parent(s) is REQUIRED to attend this meeting. Even if you have shown livestock previously, this meeting is required. We will go over the livestock showing guidelines. Please bring your questions about livestock projects. 
 
Pursuant to county guidelines, we will implement social distancing procedures at all FFA events and activities. Masks will be required to attend. Please get with an Ag Advisor if you cannot attend the meetings, we will have an online meeting available for you (same date and time).
   
Let's have a great year Hornets!!! 
 
Quality Counts
Posted By: Kimberly Martin   9/6/2019
Quality Counts
Make sure your child's QC is up to date before you turn in any entries for NETLA or majors. I can't pull kids out of class to complete this, but they are welcome to come in before/after school and lunch (grades 7-12) to work on it. If your child completed it last year but has moved up a division in grade (Junior grade 3-5, Intermediate grades 6-8 and Senior grades 9-12), they will need to retake it. 
 
 
 

Documents

NameOwnerDate AddedSize
NETLA Entry Form
Kimberly  Martin
9/18/2019 32 KB
Quality Counts Enrollment Instructions
Kimberly  Martin
9/6/2019 127 KB


 

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