Paradise FFA will be hosting a planning meeting at 6:00pm at the Paradise Ag Building. We will be discussing leaving times for steer and heifers . We will be reminding exhibitors that Fort Worth requires health papers on species. We will also discusses tack loading times etc... Hope see you there!
Paradise FFA will be hosting their annual Feeder Meeting Sept. 6th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the High School Cafeteria.
Sept. 7 Leave PHS Show Barn at 8:00am
Arrive Abilene 11:00am, set up.
Sept. 8th Open Polled Hereford Show 1:00pm
Sept. 9th Jr. Polled Hereford Show 8:00AM
Sept 10 Jr. Simbrah Show 8:00am
Jr. Angus Show 9:00am
Jr. Limousin Show 10:00am
Sept. 14 Leave PHS Show Barn at 8:00am.
Arrive Abilene 11:00am, setup
Sept. 15 Steer Sift 9:00am
Sept. 16 Steer Show 8:00am
Sept 5, 2017 Dist. 1 Meeting CalisburgWe leave around 4:00pm. Those attending need to be in O.D..
Sept. 11, 2017 Paradise FFA Officer Meeting Ag Bldg.
Sept. 12, 2017 Heifer Validation Tags Order Due $17.00 each.
Sept. 26th, 2017 Area 4 Greenhand Camp Abilene Expo Center Leaving PHS 5:30 am. back by 5:00pm
Oct. 17, 2017 State Sheep and Goat Validation 4 - 6 pm WCYF grounds
Oct. 13, 2017 FFA Officer Meeting Time and Where TBA
Oct. 24, 2017 State Fall Heifer Validation 2pm - 6:00pm @ WCYF grounds
Oct 27, 2017 LDE Contest Weatherford College Weatherford,Texas 8am
Oct. 30, 2017 FFA Chapter Halloween Meeting 6:00 PM @ Blain Gibson's house (all officers must attend).
Nov. 8th, 2017 District 1 LDE Contest 4:00PM Bridgeport
Nov. 15th, 2017 Area 5 LDE Contest 8:30AM Bells
Nov. 13, 2017 FFA Chapter Meeting. Time and Place TBA
Nov. 20, 2017 State Swine Validation 8 - 11:30am - 1:30 - 5:00 pm @ WCYF Grounds
Nov. 27, 2017 FFA Chapter Meeting 5:30 pm PHS Show-barn
Dec 4, 2017 District 1 FFA Banquet Gainesville 6:00PM
Dec. 18 ,2017 FFA Officers Christmas Party 6:00pm @ TBA.
Jan. 6th, 2018 Paradise Project Show 8:00am @ Paradise FFA Show Barn
Major show entry night has been set for Oct. 10, 2016 6:00pm until done. exhibitor need to bring the following:
Social Security Number
Parent for signature and money for entries
Heifer exhibitors need to bring a copy of registration papers for each show they are entering,
Exhibitors will also need to know their Quality Counts number.
Reminder: Students who have moved into the 9th grade this year will need to retake the Quality Counts Test for Seniors. It a longer more detailed test for older exhibitors. It would be helpful to have this done before entry night.
See you there,
Mark Rector AST Paradise High School
Officers remember the faculty breakfast is Thursday morning August 18, 2016. All officers need to meet at 6: 30 to start preparing the meal.
The 2016 FFA Banquet will be held May 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Paradise High School cafeteria. All FFA Members, and Jr. FFA member and parents are encourage to attend. Hope to see you all there!
State Steer- June 16th 8-12 and 3-6 Decatur Livestock
State Fall Heifer- June 16, 8-12 and 3-6 Decatur Livestock
State Fair Goat, Lamb and Swine - June 23, 4-6 WCFG
State Sheep and Goat - October 18, 4-6 WCFG
State Spring Heifer - October 25, 2-6 WCFG
State Swine - November 21, 8-11:30 and 1:30-5:00 WCFG
Cost of all Validations are $13.00 per head.
Paradise FFA Fort Worth Entry Night will be Monday November 9th, 2015 Starting at 5:30pm until done. We encourage all exhibitors to go the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo website and download and fill out the entry form before the meeting. This will greatly speed up the processing of your entry. FYI we will be hosting individual major show entry nights in the very near future. Thing to bring to entry night: Registration Papers for Heifer and other breeding animals, Social Security #s of the exhibitor, Quality Counts # for your exhibitor, and Method of payment for your entry (checks to be made out Paradise Ag Supporters). Remember if your child has turn 14 years of age this pass year he or she must update there quality counts account to the Senior level. This involves taking the Senior level test through the Quality Counts Program. Please have completed before entry night.
The 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 cannot 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 life 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.
The creed was written by E.M. Tiffany and adopted at the Third National FFA Convention. It was revised at the 38th and 63rd Conventions.