Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Community Encouraged to Attend Spring Branch FFA Show and Sale

Buyers prepare to bid on a steer at last year’s Spring Branch FFA Show and Sale.

38th Annual Spring Branch FFA Show and Sale
Show: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12
Sale: 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13
Spring Branch Ag Farm
1905 Brittmoore

For more than 50 years, Spring Branch ISD students have experienced leadership and personal growth opportunities through the Spring Branch FFA.

And in keeping with that long tradition, the Spring Branch community is invited to the 38th Annual Spring Branch Livestock Show and Sale on Feb. 12-13.

Sponsored by the Spring Branch FFA Alumni Association, the show, which features both livestock and non-livestock entries, is Friday, Feb. 12. The sale of student projects takes place the following day, on Saturday, Feb. 13. Buyer registration begins at 11 a.m. with the live auction beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday’s festivities include a luncheon and a silent auction.

Last year’s event raised more than $215,000. You can help FFA students further their education and personal growth by supporting this year’s Show and Sale. Projects sell for as little as $250 (on resale, after donated back by buyers) and in increasing amounts up to the champion levels. Last year, our large breed Grand Champions (steers, swine, lambs and goats) sold for between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on the animal type. Other animals that will sell at auction include rabbits, chickens, turkeys and non-livestock projects (typically food, art and horticulture exhibits). Buyers may also support the students with add-on donations for as little as $25.

The FFA Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization and all purchases and contributions made in support of this event are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.

You may keep any animal that you purchase (processors are available) or donate the animal back to the chapter for resale. Ninety percent of sale proceeds go directly to students, with the balance used to support other educational opportunities for students, to underwrite the Show and Sale and to provide scholarships.

FFA is a national organization that make a real difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The Spring Branch FFA chapter includes students from Memorial, Northbrook, Spring Woods and Stratford high schools, Westchester Academy for International Studies and the Academy of Choice, as well as junior members from Spring Branch ISD middle schools.

In addition to providing hands-on learning experiences for more than 50 years at the 17-acrea “Ag Farm” on Brittmoore, the Spring Branch FFA chapter has been recognized at the National FFA Convention as a National FFA Star Chapter and by the Texas FFA Association as a Golden Horizon Chapter. These awards are evidence that the Spring Branch FFA provides high quality opportunities to its members. We are committed to continually improving our program and allowing watch member to explore their interests and develop their own unique skills and talents through FFA programs.

For more information, please go to www.springbranch.ffanow.org.


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