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2019 FFA National Convention at the Indianapolis Speedway

December 5, 2019

At the beginning of our first full day at the national convention, we went to the Brickyard, the brickyard is the track where the Indianapolis 500 is held. As soon as we got there, we were all amazed that we drove underneath the track to get . . . read more

2019 National Convention College and Career Show

December 5, 2019

The College and Career Fair at the 2019 FFA National Convention had a lot to offer to say the least. The people at the booths were easy to talk to and nice. The thing that was nice is that there were many different ways to be competitive . . . read more

Red Bud FFA Chapter at the 2019 National FFA Convention

December 5, 2019

Eleven students and two supervisors had the privilege to attend the 92nd National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. We left Red Bud on October 29th, and returned Friday November 1st. We learned a wide variety of new skills.  . . . read more

October SAE of the Month

December 5, 2019

Hello I am Jeff Kern and I have been awarded SAE of the Month for October. My SAE is over Dairy Entrepreneurship. On the farm with my cows I feed them, give them hay, straw pens, scrape manure along with hauling manure.  My favorite . . . read more

2019 FFA National Convention: Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo

November 24, 2019

On October 31, 2019, Jake Siegfried, Vance Schmidt, Jeff Kern, Chase Strong, Austin Grohmann, Kayden Heinemann, Austin Umbdenstock, Madison Falkenhein, Kailyn Moeller, Molly Ellner, and Sarah Birchler attended a rodeo while at National FFA . . . read more

2019 Illinois State FFA Convention

November 24, 2019

The 2019 FFA State Convention was the 10th to the 13th.  During this time we attended many sessions and general sessions. We learned many skills and got to know other FFA members we had never met before. The first day we met our . . . read more

2019-2020 Section 22 Elections and Dodge Ball

November 24, 2019

Earlier this past spring we participated in the section elections and the dodgeball tournament. Our president, Jeff Kern got elected for section sentinel. A few weeks before the dodgeball event we had a lot of members want to play dodgeball . . . read more

Ag Business Trip to the Federal Reserve Bank

November 4, 2019

FFA joined Mrs. Simpson’s business to go the Federal bank on October 10, 2019 in St.Louis. The bank was highly guarded and we all had fun walking through the metal detector.  Once we got past security, we walked down hallways with . . . read more

BUILD Leadership Conference

November 4, 2019

On Monday, October 14-15, 2019 four students from Red Bud High School attended the BUILD Conference in Decatur, IL. The four students were Sarah Birchler, Molly Ellner, Kayden Heinemann, and Chase Strong. Throughout the two days the students . . . read more

FFA at Homecoming

November 8, 2019

On October 15, about 15 members of our chapter got together at an FFA members shop and worked on building the float, We decided to build a monopoly float because that's what the theme of homecoming was. We painted a piece of cardboard . . . read more

FFA at the Ice Cream Stand

Over the summer our FFA chapter worked several days in the Ice cream stand at the Sparta Shooting Complex. While working we would serve customers ice cream and there was also a smaller table with vegetables being sold. We served multiple . . . read more

FFA at the Pork Stand

On July 28, 2019 the Red Bud FFA chapter worked  the Monroe County Pork Producer stand at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. While working the stand we grilled pork for the sandwiches, served our customers, made sure we had enough . . . read more

FFA Camp

November 8, 2019

The FFA camp was hosted by the Red Bud FFA Chapter to get kids that are still in grade school active and involved with the Agriculture program. It was a good time for the kids to see if they like the agriculture program at Red Bud by doing . . . read more

FFA Fun Night

November 8, 2019

The Red Bud FFA Chapter participated in FFA Fun Night at the Monroe County Fair. The other school that attended were Christ Our Savior, Waterloo, Valeymeyer, and Columbia. FFA Fun Night was a bunch of competitions that included tug-of-war, . . . read more

FFA Fun Night Practice

November 8, 2019

Before FFA Fun Night, we were able to practice the activities that our members would compete in. These events included shovel races, tossing eggs over hay bales, stacking hay bales onto a trailer, tug-o-war and many others. Red Bud had about . . . read more

Fireman's Picnic Parade Float

At our June meeting we discussed the plans for building the FFA float for the fireman's picnic.  We talked about different ideas of what we were going to put on the float. After a lot of thinking, we decided to put hay bales on the . . . read more

Job Interview CDE

November 8, 2019

At the Job Interview competition, I tested my ability to formally participate in a mock job interview while also trying to score as high as possible.  I also had to practice some of my social skills and patience while I was waiting to . . . read more

National Convention: Building Student Leaders to Lead Tough Conversations

November 24, 2019

In the break out session, we listened to a man who taught what it takes to be a good leader. This man's dad was a bus driver, and every week when he came home he told his kids that he was a good leader and a good person. His kids never . . . read more

National Convention: The FFA Game of Life: Which Path is Right for You

November 24, 2019

On Friday, November 1, 2019, Sarah Birchler, Chase Strong, Vance Schmidt, Jeff Kern, and I attended one of the breakout sessions and the 92nd National FFA Convention. The session that we attended was called the FFA Game of Life. The breakout . . . read more

Section 22 VoAg Fair - Matt WIegard

November 8, 2019

On September 7th, I attended the Section 22 VoAg Fair, where there were 29 sheep in total being shown. I took two ewe lambs, a ram lamb, and a market lamb. I placed in the top 5 with both ewe lambs. I  also had overall champion ram . . . read more

Temple Grandin at SIU Carbondale Ag Expo

November 4, 2019

During the Expo we got to learn from Temple Grandin. She is one of the most respected scientists of our time. We went to SIUC on  October 3, 2019 . We learned how she saw from the cattle perspective and changed the systems to meet their . . . read more

Greenhand and Chapter Officer Leadership Training

October 11, 2019

On Wednesday September 11, 2019 Red Bud FFA’s Greenhands and some of the officer team attended the Greenhand/COLT Conference at SIU at Carbondale, IL. The officers were split up from the Greenhands. The officers participated in two . . . read more

Section 22 VoAg Fair - Jeff Kern

October 11, 2019

I took 4 dairy cows to section fair. Three heifers and one milk cow. Two of the heifers won their class and the other got second in her class. The milk cow won her class and won Champion Dairy cow being that she is two months fresh and was . . . read more

Section 22 VoAg Fair - Madilyn Hoock

October 11, 2019

For section fair I took a trio of bantam golden campines, one salmon faverolle pullet, a trio of silver appleyard ducks, one white appleyard duck, a sweet grass turkey tom, and a dozen of ducks eggs. All of my birds and eggs received A . . . read more

Equine Judging at SIU Carbondale

October 11, 2019

On Friday, September 6, the Red Bud FFA Chapter participated in Equine Judging at SIU Carbondale. There were three different levels of participation that included the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Independent judging levels. In the equine . . . read more

Red Bud FFA Chapter at the Farm Progress Show

October 11, 2019

On Tuesday the 27th of August, our FFA chapter went to the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL. Fourteen members of our chapter went to the show to see the new agriculture technology that was being released in the upcoming years. During the . . . read more


October 17, 2017

Red Bud FFA chapter members, Mary Wagner, Kayden Heinemann and Austin Grohmann attended the annual 212° conference in Decatur IL, on October 6-7, 2017. This conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by . . . read more


October 17, 2017

Red Bud FFA chapter members, Katelyn Hamilton, Kaley Limpert, Abbigail Steibel, Sarah Ormesher, and Logan Cowell attended the annual 360° conference in Decatur IL, on October 6-7, 2017. This conference is an activity of the National . . . read more

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