FFA Chapter Starts the New Year off with Fun, Festivities, and Achievements


Eighth grader Hannah Bosely shows her cow.

Isabel Growden, Staff Reporter

Ready to go out in front of the judges, prodding the steer to walk beside them, they are finally ready to show off all their work. The heifer they have put so much effort into to prepare for this event is well-groomed, well-fed, well cared for and show ready. They walk out into the corral head held high and ready to present.

FFA had a show in Fort Worth from January 23 through February 8. There are two more stock shows coming up in the next few months in Houston, February 5 through 23, and Austin on March 10 through 22.

“Fairfield kids have put in the work so we will see how they do these next couple weeks,” FFA Advisor Daniel Philips said. “Time will tell how good the kids do.”

FFA hosted a Young Farmer’s Banquet on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at Twisted Vines with an auction, a fajita dinner, and a dance. The entry fee was $15.

“This is such a cool organization because something is always happening,” FFA Reporter Emily Chavers said. “There is always a place for you to be involved.”

FFA had a meeting on February 4 where they made cards for the elderly at the nursing home and decorated cookies.

“I feel like the meeting went great,” junior Savannah Ellis said. “I’m glad we could make those cards for the less fortunate in nursing homes.”

This FFA chapter has a lot in store for their students such as meetings, competitions, and a banquet.

“This semester has just started and I can already see big things,” Chavers said. “We are all so excited.”