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Madras, Culver agriculture students plant fields, learn leadership at camp.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Culver FFA members at the school field include, from left, Gabe Wilson, Tegan Macy, Brayden Macy, Morgan Brandon and Troy Potampa. Those students, along with multiple others, have helped move irrigation pipe and prepare the field for planting and irrigation.
FFA chapters and high school agriculture programs in Jefferson County have been busy, from leadership camp to caring for a chapter field and visiting local agricultural businesses.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras FFA's beginning rituals team places second at the Central Oregon District Leadership Camp at Suttle Lake.
Both the Culver and Madras FFA chapters attended the Central Oregon District Leadership Camp, held at Suttle Lake, where the Madras beginning rituals team placed second. Both chapters, along with the other chapters in the Central Oregon district spend their time at the camp attending workshops.

The Oregon State FFA officers put on the workshops, emphasizing communication and teamwork.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Culver FFA members line up on a log at the Central Oregon District Leadership Camp.
The two chapters have been busy aside from sending their officer teams to leadership camp.

The Culver chapter spent time prepping the school field to get it ready to plant. Thanks to the help from the community, including Macy Farms, Wayne Fessler, Central Oregon Seed Inc. and others, the field was planted with steckling carrots at the end of April. The profits from the hybrid carrot seed crop will go to fund trips to the National FFA Convention and other FFA activities.

Ag students from Madras made several visits to agriculture businesses in the area to learn about their daily operations. The students visited Oregon Beef and Locke Farms. While at Locke Farms, the student rode on the carrot planter and planted three rows of carrots.SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras High School agriculture students from the greenhouse management class and the agriculture leadership class visit Locke Farms and plant three rows of carrots.


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