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Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD Agricultural
20152016
Schertz Cibolo Universal City
ISD Agricultural Science Policy
Handbook
Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD
Agriculture Science Policy Handbook
2015-2016
Coordinator for Career and Technical Education
John Holm
Career and Technical Education Department Leaders
Amanda Holman
Amy Massey
Agriculture Science Teachers and FFA Advisors
Samuel Clemens
Amanda Holman – [email protected]
Adam Lampman – [email protected]
Raven Crawford - [email protected]
Byron P. Steele, II.
Amy Massey – [email protected]
Jared Longan – [email protected]
Larry Waddle – [email protected]
Agriculture Department Phone
210-945-6575 Clemens
210-619-4037 Steele
High School Principal’s Office Phone
210-945-6100 Clemens
210-945-6500 Steele
FFA Alumni President
Chad Comeaux
It is the policy of SCUCISD not to discriminate on the basis of age,race, religion, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or
activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Es norma de SCUCISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, edad, color, origen national, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o activades
CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Deprechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Emmiendas en la Educación, de
1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
FOR AGRICULTURE SCIENCE STUDENTS
AND FFA MEMBERS
As a student enrolled in the SCUCISD Agriculture Science Program, your child has the
opportunity to become a member of the FFA chapter. This is a group of young people who use
agriculture to learn leadership, speaking and communication skills, teamwork, responsibility,
along with animal science techniques. While the group is based in agriculture, there are many
activities to get involved with that do not require working with animals or agriculture in the
traditional sense.
In the fall, FFA members compete in leadership development events such as skills
demonstrations, agricultural issues forums, parliamentary procedure, public relations, job
interviews, and many other speaking type events. Also in the fall the National FFA Convention
is held and over the last few years we have had several members qualify for National events.
Most animal projects are also started in the fall months.
As we get to spring time, FFA members start to prepare for career development events. These
include: livestock evaluation, equine evaluation, wildlife management, poultry evaluation, dairy
products identification, dairy cattle evaluation, sales and service, and several more speaking
events such as prepared public and extemporaneous speaking.
During the spring semester FFA members travel to many locations throughout the state for
competitions. January through March also brings several stock shows for animal project
competition. Each year SCUCISD FFA members bring home thousands of dollars in prize
money from these shows.
As the end of school comes FFA members can begin work on Agriscience Fair Projects for
competition at the State Convention held each summer. Students can compete in several
categories of scientific research for the opportunity to win scholarships and qualify for national
competition. In the last few summers our FFA members have won several state and national
honors in Agriscience Fair competition.
Through the years agricultural education has changed from training young men for a career in
farming to a dynamic, progressive way to teach all students the value of leadership and
teamwork to achieve success. Agriculture is THE MOST important industry in the world –
without our ability to feed our people, the United States would not be the world power it is.
While very few young people will ever grow up to be farmers and ranchers, there are many
career opportunities available to them that fit into the agriculture category. It is our sincere hope
that your student will take full advantage
of the unbelievable activities available through these courses and the FFA organization.
2014-2015
YEAR IN REVIEW
 15 students qualified for state competition
 185 FFA and Junior FFA members
 Over 600 students participated in classroom instruction.
 54 students participated in Fall Leadership Development Events (LDE).
 2 district Championship in Fall LDE.
 35 students participated in Spring Career Development Events (CDE).
 8 district Championship in Spring CDE.
 3 Career Development Event Teams qualify for State
 80 members participated in local and major stock shows, winning over $112,000.
 6 Livestock projects placed at major livestock shows earning over $25,000
 Over $4250.00 awarded in scholarships at FFA banquet by the Cibolo Creek FFA
Alumni Chapter.
 Members represented at district, area and state levels.
 1 member earned State FFA Degree.
 3 member attended Area VII leadership camp.
 11 members attended State FFA Convention.
 Over 100 animal projects exhibited by CC FFA members.
 90% participation in chapter activities.
 36 contest award banners and plaques brought home.
 1 $1,000 National0 FFA Scholarship Winner
 Over $50,000 in agricultural scholarships awarded to last year’s seniors.
SCHEDULE OF FFA EVENTS 2015-2016
AUGUST
4-5- Officer retreat
6,10,11,12,15 -Prep Days
24 - School starts
26-Lamb and goat feeders meeting – 6 pm @ barn
27- Swine feeders meeting – 7 pm @ the barn
28 – Goat/lamb tag orders due
SEPTEMBER
2 – Rabbit Feeder meeting 6pm @ barn
3– Chicken feeders meeting 6 pm @barn
8- OFFICER only meeting - 4:00 Barn
14 – Deadline to order county and major broilers
14 - Chapter/Alumni meeting - 6:30 pm
14-25 – Meat, pies, cobblers, cookie dough sale
28- OFFICER only meeting – 4:00 Barn
29 - Last day to pay FFA dues
OCTOBER
5 – Chapter/Alumni meeting – 6:30 pm
12 – School Holiday
16- Last day of 1st 9 weeks (Eligibility for LDE and some CDE participation)
26 – OFFICER only meeting – 4:00 Barn
26 – Mandatory Barn Clean Up
27-29 – SCUCISD Ag Fair
_____ - Goat/lamb validation – Fairgrounds
NOVEMBER
2 –Chapter meeting 6:30
2 – Alumni Meeting– (All show entry cards and fees will be due!!-Entries will be done at the Alumni meeting!!!
Parents must attend.)
2– ALL PROJECT MONEY DUE
10 – District Leadership contest – Marion
13 – Fundraiser items delivered
14 – FFA Alumni BBQ
18– Area Leadership contest –Blanco – 7:30 am
____ - Swine validation – Barn
30 – Officer Only Meeting- 4:00 Clemens
DECEMBER
____-County Broilers arrive
4-5– State FFA leadership contest – Huntsville
7 – Chapter/ Alumni meeting – 6:30
10-11- Mandatory barn clean up – 4:00
12 – Chapter show
18 – Last Day of 2nd 9 weeks (Eligibility for most livestock shows and some CDE Contests)
JANUARY
5 – OFFICER only meeting - 4:00 Clemens
11 – Chapter/Alumni meeting – 6:30
20-23 – Guadalupe County Youth Show
28-29 – Mandatory barn clean up
30- CCFFA Invitational Contest – Barn
____ – HLSR/STFR broilers come in
SPECIFIC SHOW DATES AND TIMES WILL BE DISCUSSED AT CHAPTER MEETINGS OR AT SPECIE
MEETINGS.
FEBRUARY
11- 28-– San Antonio Livestock Expo
MARCH
12-26 –Star of Texas
14-18 – Spring Break
1-20- Houston Stock Show
24 - Full Texas FFA Scholarship apps. due to ag teachers
28- CCFFA Officer Interest Meeting 4:30 @ Barn
30 - McLennan Community College Contests - Waco
31 – Tarleton State Univ. Judging contests – Stephenville
APRIL
1 – Texas State University Contests – San Marcos
2 – Judging clinics – TAMU
1- FFA Officer Applications due by 4:00 pm
4 - OFFICER only meeting - 4:30 Barn portable
4 – Officer Candidate Interviews – 4:30 Barn Portable (Official Dress )
11 – Chapter/Alumni meeting – 6:30 (officer elections)
15 – Completed Greenhand, Chapter and Lonestar Degree Applications are due to Ag teachers
16- TAMU Area (Livestock, Poultry, Dairy Products, Entomology, Floral, Horse, Meats)
21-Tarleton State contest
23 – State contest at Texas Tech
25 – OFFICER meeting – 4:30 Barn portable
30- State Contest at Texas A&M
MAY
______- District degree check and banquet –
2- OFFICER only meeting - 4:30 Barn portable
4 – Banquet ticket orders due
13-14 – Area convention – James Madison HS
18- Chapter Banquet – Samuel Clemens HS – 6:00 pm
JUNE
9-10 – State Check
18-20 – Area Leadership camp – McKinney Falls - Bastrop – Officers
JULY
11-15– State Convention – Dallas
INTRODUCTION
To the Agriscience Student:
We are glad to have you in the Agriculture Science Program and sincerely hope that you enjoy this course. This handbook
will answer many questions that concern the coming year. There will be additions to this handbook during the year as the need arises.
Remember that FFA is an extracurricular activity and we strongly encourage you to focus on your grades, STAAR, and
attendance! Please keep this book and refer as needed.
Parents:
We are well aware that many of you are not quite sure what to expect from the Agriculture Science Program. This booklet
was prepared to answer as many questions as possible for the student and parent. We feel the Agriculture Science Program is one of
the best programs offered today. We offer not only classroom work, but practical experience as well. We teach leadership, cooperation
and responsibility. These traits are all important for our young people to learn and practice. Therefore, we ask for your help and
cooperation in the coming year. Let’s all work together and learn together.
FFA GENERAL RULES
1. Each student enrolled in Agriculture Science classes is encouraged to join the National FFA organization (FFA). Dues of $25 per
year must be paid by September 27th . Those students who do not join FFA are not eligible to participate in any FFA activity,
judging contest, livestock shows or scholarship consideration.
2. All members are encouraged to attend all FFA meetings and activities. Failure to attend at least 80% of all meetings can result in
loss of membership for the student. Parents are also encouraged to join and participate in FFA Alumni activities.
3. Scheduling of meetings and workdays will be determined at the beginning of each school year. There is a calendar of events in
this handbook. This is done to avoid conflicts. However, other work days may come up if needed.
4. Students with repeated discipline issues will be dismissed from the Cibolo Creek FFA organization according to district
policy. Repeated discipline issues is defined as:
 Any suspension from school

DAEP Placement

Three assignments to ISS
The Ag Teacher reserves the right to create a behavior contract with any student who
exhibits repeated discipline issues.
5. Project record books will be kept by every student in the high school program. These books are
a FFA requirement and failure to complete the book could result in poor class performance.
6. Chain of Command: All questions and concerns for the FFA program should first
be addressed with the FFA advisor of that activity. If that does not satisfy your needs
the following chain of command must be followed.
Step 1: Meeting with FFA Advisor of that activity
Step 2: Meeting with all teachers and vice principal
Step 3: Meeting with all teachers and campus Principal
Step 5: Referral of matter to Central Office
If the chain of command is not followed it could result in removal from the organization.
7. School dress code will be followed at all FFA functions including but not limited to FFA meetings and stock shows. Students not
in dress code, will not participate in FFA activities.
8. The school district reserves the right to ban any individual from the Toby Connor Complex at any time to protect the
integrity of the organization and safety of its students and employees.
LIVESTOCK PROJECT INFORMATION
Students enrolled in the Agriculture Science Program are eligible to participate in the 1ivestock project program. Students may
purchase animal projects to care for during the school year and exhibit those animals at stock shows. Students may keep the projects at
the Toby Connor Complex (our school farm located in Cibolo) or in special cases the animal can be kept at home. These projects
allow students to take on responsibility while having the opportunity to practice the skills learned in class and maybe even earn a little
money. Animal projects are NOT MANDATORY so the following questions should be considered when determining if a student will
participate in the animal project part of the program:
1. Can the student and/or parent afford the project?
2. Where will the project be kept?
3. Transportation to feed and care for the animal.
4. Transportation of the animal if needed
5. Time involved
6. Risk of losing money
7. Commitment of the student and parents to the project.
Please keep in mind these projects are a gamble and they can become a total loss. Animals can be hurt, die or become sick and not
recover. The risk can be reduced by hard work and desire to learn and apply your knowledge. The supervised animal project can be a
dreadful problem or the greatest learning experience. It is only what you make of it!!
At times it may be necessary to perform surgical procedures on livestock. Whenever possible, a veterinarian will be used to perform
the procedures. However, regardless of who does the procedure, the student and parent must realize there is always a possibility for
complications. The owner must accept all costs, and risk of illness or death of the livestock.
PURCHASING PROJECTS AND EXPENSES
1. Animals kept at the school farm are raised for market purposes – this means all animals will eventually be removed and sold for
food. The Toby Connor Complex is not a permanent home for animals. All breeding projects are for exhibition purposes only. All
breeding animal projects must be removed prior to parturition and must be removed after show term Heifers are reserved for
scramble certificates or upper classmen (Juniors or seniors in high school). Steers have priority of cattle pens.
2. Family domestic animals do not meet the required project criteria.
3. The types of projects are as follows:
Cattle (on feed by June 1)
Sheep (Aug. 26)
Goats (Aug. 26)
Swine (Sept. 16)
Chickens (Sept. 9)
Turkeys (May 1)
Rabbits (Sept. 9)
4. The selection and purchase of an animal project is a cooperative effort involving the student, parent and teacher. The agriculture
teacher’s role is to help you find the best animal possible in the price range set. The teacher will not dictate what to buy, how much
to spend or where to purchase from.
5. The purchase of projects should be coordinated with the teacher BEFORE projects are selected and purchased. Any animal bought
without the teacher’s approval will not be allowed to be kept at the Toby Connor Complex.
6. Before any animal is brought into the Toby Connor Complex, it must be examined by the AST in charge of the specie.
7. The student and parent are responsible for the payment of feed, the animal, the SAE Fees, entries, validations and any other costs
associated with the project. The animal project must be paid for prior to the advisor purchasing the project. Final payments for all
fees (other than the cost of the animal) are due at the November FFA meeting. Failure to comply will result in removal of the
animal from the complex.
8. Projects purchased must meet the requirements of the show intended. The teacher will assist in providing the necessary information
regarding the care and grooming of projects for each show.
9. In the event a check is returned for non- sufficient funds, only cash or cashiers check will be accepted for project payment. This
applies to all FFA activities (ex. Fundraisers, entries, etc). This will continue from year to year.
ESTIMATED ANIMAL PROJECT EXPENSES
Animal
Time
Initial
Feed
Other Total
Steer
Pigs
Lambs
Goats
Chickens
Rabbits
Turkeys
10-12 mos
3-5 mos
5-7 mos
5-7 mos
42 days
1-2 mos
5-7 mos
$1800+
$350+
$300-500
$250+
$50-115
$150-185
$262.50
$2,500
$450+
$400
$350
$350
$100
$1,800
$625+
$100
$150
$150
$250
$50
$550
4700+
900+
1000+
750+
500+
300+
2500+
Please keep in mind these are only estimates. Entry fees vary according to show and will be paid separately. All students are
expected to purchase their own feed and additives. Advisors’ will advise the students what feed and additives should be fed. Feeds
must be approved by the animal species advisor. The student is responsible for purchasing shavings as needed at the barn and for
stockshows.
10. Each student must pay a non-refundable SAE Fee PER ANIMAL. Fees are listed below:
Steer
Pigs
Lambs
Goats
Chickens
Rabbits
Turkeys
$100
$90
$80
$80
$65
N/A
$65
SAE fee includes provide able medication and general maintenance. Project owners are responsible for costs of any veterinarian or
other services that cannot be provided by the advisors.
8. Students are responsible for a thorough, final cleaning of their pen after the animal has been removed at the end of the show season.
If a member fails to clean his/her pen within 7 days of the animal’s removal, they will be fined an additional SAE fee (see chart
above). This fine must be paid before a student will receive any premium checks. Students who fail to pay the fine will be added to
the obligation list at their respective school.
9. Students will be invoiced from the FFA chapter for expenses incurred for their livestock project during the feeding period. Invoices
will be issued periodically and it is expected to be reconciled within thirty days from the invoice date.
The agriculture teacher does reserve the right to increase the prices should an unforeseen circumstance arise. Due to limited space,
teachers have the right to limit the number of animals at the barn. If this should occur, students allowed to raise will be determined by
a set of criteria including grade level, experience raising said specie, and/or based on a lottery system.
PROJECT SUPERVISION
The STUDENT is responsible for:
1. The daily care of his/her project.
2. Informing the teacher regarding any problems and/or progress of the project.
3. The payment of all costs associated with the animal project.
5. Attendance of ALL mandatory barn clean ups from start to finish. Student must attend
unless prior arrangements are cleared through an AST. Parent substitution is NOT permitted.
6. Cleanliness of individual pen and barn.
7. Reading all rules of shows entered and the CCFFA Program
8. Communication with the teacher should a question or problem arise concerning the
project or student’s performance.
The PARENT is responsible for:
1. The general supervision of the project on a day to day basis.
2. Communication with the teacher should a question or problem arise concerning the
project or student’s performance.
3. The transportation of students to the complex for feeding and care of the animal twice daily.
4. The transportation, cost of lodging, and accommodations of students at all stock
shows.
5. Proper removal of any animal that may become deceased during the show season, and costs associated with the removal.
6. Making sure all payments are made by the student in a timely manner.
7. Being aware of student grades to prevent inability to show.
8. Following Toby Connor behavior guidelines.
9. Reading all rules of shows entered by the student as well as CCFFA rules.
The AGRICULTURE TEACHER is responsible for:
1. Providing advice in regards to any problems that may occur with the animal project during normal working hours. The
teacher is not required to make emergency calls after hours for the purpose of treating sick or injured animals. However,
the teacher will make every effort to assist when needed with those problems.
2. The teacher will visit all projects in accordance with Texas Education Agency
guidelines.
3. Selecting the feeding programs for each animal project area. All animals in an area at
the complex should be fed the recommended feed. Feeding instructions for animals raised at the barn are to come from
AST teachers only. Any outside instruction will lead to
dismissal from the barn. We require this so that we know what the animals are being fed
and what adjustments we need to make. All feed is purchased by the students as directed
by the teacher.
4. Livestock show participation is not a requirement of the program, therefore it cannot be guaranteed that teacher
supervision will be available at every show. Every effort will be made for the teacher to attend all shows where 5 or more
students are exhibiting one specie.
5. The teacher will assist in giving medications when possible. The teacher will NOT be held
liable for injury to livestock while assisting the student with their project. This includes
giving medications, castration, dehorning, docking, worming, trimming or any other activity directly involving the teacher
and animals.
6. The teacher will provide transportation for all animals raised at the complex to shows entered by the chapter where there
are more than five entries and provided there is adequate trailer space.
7. In addition, the animal projects will be divided among the ASTs in the
following manner:
Steers– Mr. Waddle
Poultry – Mrs. Holman
Sheep – Ms. Crawford
Goats – Ms. Crawford
Rabbits – Mrs. Massey
Swine – Mr. Longan
Ag Mech – Mr. Lampman
Chain of Command: All questions and concerns for these animals should first be addressed with the advisor in charge. If that
does not satisfy your needs please refer to the chain of command located under General Rules # 6. If the chain of command is
not followed it could result in removal from the organization.
LIVESTOCK SHOW PARTICIPATION
1. To show a project, a student must be a member of the FFA and high school students must be enrolled in an agriculture science class.
This is a state requirement of the FFA organization.
2. In order to participate in a livestock show, contests, or calf scramble students must be passing all courses as determined by TEA and
district rules and be considered academically eligible.
3. Junior members must provide proof of eligibility in order to receive out of class activity forms.
4. Students whose projects are not ready or are not of sufficient quality to participate in a show will not be allowed to show. This
decision will be made by the teacher.
4. A list of eligible students will be prepared by the ASTs to authorize attendance at the show. Any student that attends on an
unassigned day or without proper district permission will be reported truant to district administration.
5. The parents and student will make arrangements with the teacher for supervision at major shows.
6. Students and parents are responsible for transportation, lodging, and costs at all stock shows.
7. School policies will be enforced and discipline will be according to school policies.
8. Students who fail to follow rules at shows or contests will be removed from the eligibility list and barred from future participation.
9. School dress code will be enforced at all times.
10. ALL projects at the complex will be required to show in the chapter show with the exception of poultry and rabbits.
CODE OF ETHICS
Agriculture Science students will honor the National FFA Code of Ethics. Failure to comply with the code of ethics will result in
removal from the FFA program. They will conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting their organization, chapter, school
and community by:
1. Dressing neatly and appropriately for the occasion.
2. Showing respect for the rights of others and being courteous.
3. Being honest and not taking unfair advantage of others.
4. Respect property of others.
5. Refraining from loud, boisterous talk, swearing, and other unbecoming conduct.
6. Demonstrating sportsmanship in the show ring, judging contests and meetings.
7. Attending meetings promptly and respecting the opinion of others in discussions.
8. Taking pride in their organization.
9. Sharing with others experiences and knowledge gained by attending National and State meetings.
GUIDELINES FOR THE TOBY CONNOR AGRICULTURE COMPLEX
The Toby Connor Complex is a learning classroom. Therefore;
1. All policies of the SCUCISD governing students conduct apply at all times to all students. Policies governing smoking, illegal
weapons, alcohol, etc. for any person on school property will also apply at all times. Violation forms will be issued for students
failing to comply with project center rules.
 Family members who violate rules will also result in a student receiving a violation notice.
 Three written violation notices will result in the removal of the project from the Toby Connor Complex.
2. The primary responsibility for supervision at the facility rests with the student and/or parents when
instructor is not present after hours.
3. Students will be held financially accountable for willful acts of vandalism.
4. Use of tobacco or alcohol by students or parents on the premises will result in immediate removal of student and project.
6. Each student is responsible for feeding and general daily care of his/her project. Students WILL NOT feed animals or enter pens
that do not belong to them unless prior arrangements have been made with the owner or advisor. Daily care includes:
 Fresh feed
 Fresh water
 Removal of manure, soiled areas, and debris from pen
 Grooming
 Exercise
 Monitor the well-being of the animal
 Clean the feed areas, alley ways, exercise areas, wash racks, and grooming areas after use
 Returning all equipment to the proper storage place
7. Any student failing to properly care for their animal may be turned in to the local police for animal cruelty and could face charges.
9. NO FIREARMS!
10. NO pets, dogs, etc.
14. Projects are considered complete within 7 days of the student’s last show and must be removed from the complex within those 7
days.
 Anyone planning to process an animal after the show needs to have a processing date arranged prior to the show and the
animal must be removed within 7 days of the last show. BOOK PROCESSING APPOINTMENTS EARLY! Students are
responsible for all processing fees.
 Pens must be cleaned thoroughly within the 7 days, or an additional pen fee will be charged.
 If a student fails and is unable to show, the animal must be removed from the barn within 7 days of notification of
ineligibility, unless attending another show and the student has the opportunity to regain eligibility.
15. If it becomes necessary to remove a student’s animal, the owner will have three days to remove the animal. If the animal is not
removed at that time, it will be picked up by an authorized livestock hauler or taken by the AST to Seguin Cattle Company at the
owner’s expense. The remainder of the money from the sale of the animal will be sent to the owner.
16. Only students currently enrolled in the SCUCISD agriculture program who are FFA members AND have livestock at the facility
are eligible to use the Toby Connor Complex. Students not enrolled in the program, and/ or who do not have projects at the center
should not be at the complex. Security cameras are in place to monitor compliance with this policy.
 Visitors with any member must have written approval with the AST 24 hours prior to visit. Any unapproved visitor can be
cited for trespassing by law enforcement. Students will be given a written violation for unauthorized visitors.

Only students raising at the barn and their parents are eligible to be at the barn, unless there is a special event
occurring at the barn (i.e. meetings, clean ups, etc).
17. The ASTs have the right to remove and ban any individual from the complex.
18. No mechanical, wooden, electrical or metal structures may be placed in pens without the advisors approval. Pen structures may
not be altered without the approval of the AST.
19. Loitering at the complex will not be allowed. Students who are present must be working with their animal or cleaning pens.
20. Theft at the Connor Complex will not be tolerated and any student proved to be stealing will be immediately removed from the
organization and turned over to proper authorities for prosecution according to district policy.
21. Students and parents must observe opening and closing times for the complex, with exceptions made by the AST. Anyone entering
the complex before/after hours will be issued a violation notice unless approved by the AST. The hours are 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
22. Fighting will not be tolerated. Both parties involved will be immediately removed from the complex and dealt with according to
district policy.
24. All vehicles should park in a designated parking spot or in the grass field if all spots are full. Failure to comply can result in
towing or ticketing by the City of Cibolo.
25. The Handicapped parking spot is reserved for individuals with proper identification only.
25. All lockers and pens will be assigned by the advisors. Students may not move pens for any reason unless approved by the AST.
27. The safety, sanitation, and appearance of the complex are a priority. Students may be assigned additional duties on specific days.
These activities will be coordinated through the supervising teachers. Those students who do not cooperate will be cited which
can result in removal from the complex.
28. Students will be allowed to participate in only those shows approved by the supervising teacher. Supervising teachers will not be
expected to attend any shows that have fewer than five entries. If this occurs, students will be responsible for transportation of
their livestock project if they still wish to attend.
29. The Cibolo Creek FFA Program reserves the right to remove any animal from the complex
if any one of the following conditions exists:
 Animal abuse or neglect in any form
 Diseased or infected animals
 Animals that are unsafe to handle
 Students and parents failing to observe rules
 Animals not being fed for show purposes
 Student is no longer in the program
30. The following process will be used if any conditions listed above warrant so:
1. Teacher/Student conference
2. Teacher/Student/Parent Conference
3. Recommendation for action by the administration
33. The raising of livestock at the Toby Connor Agriculture Complex is a student’s privilege, NOT a student’s right!
34. Students and parents should not contact an AST via text or call after hours on the teacher’s personal phone except in
the event of an emergency pertaining to the student’s animal. Failure to follow this will result in a write up. After hours
is defined as 7:00 pm through 8:00 am, and on weekends. If teachers are contacted and do not answer, leave a detailed
message in order to receive a return phone call.
35. In accordance with SCUCISD policy, tractors, gooseneck trailers, and vehicles owned by the district are not for student and parent
use.
36. Bumper pull trailers may be checked out through Mrs. Massey at least 72 hours before needed, with the exception of animal
emergencies. Check out forms and inspection must be completed. Trailers must be returned within 24 hours of use. A $25 per
day fee will be assessed after the 24 hours expires.
37. Students and parents should NOT release their pass code for entrance to the facility to ANY entity. Individuals who are caught
giving their pass code to other individuals will be written up.
38. Animals may not exit the facility for any reason without express written permission from the supervising teacher and a completed
Livestock Travel Request form on file. The only exception to this rule is exiting for the purpose of livestock shows attended with
the supervising ag teacher. The Livestock Travel Request form must be received by the supervising teacher no less than 1
calendar week before the requested date of travel. Animals removed from the facility without this form in place are subject to
permanent removal from the facility. A new form is required for each event.
39. Animals removed from the facility for any reason must be returned within 48 hours. Failure to return within 48 hours can result in
the student forfeiting the right to house the animal at the facility. The only exceptions will be for the Guadalupe County Youth
Show, some major steer shows and veterinary emergencies as deemed appropriate by the advisor.
ANIMAL PROJECTS AT HOME
When the facilities are adequate, some students may decide to raise livestock projects at home. When making this decision, consider
the following:
1. It is highly recommended that only experienced feeders keep their animals at home. Supervision by teachers can not be expected to
be more than 1-2 checks per month. The project supervision form in the handbook must be filled out and returned prior to project
visits.
2. Students must be able to provide transportation for animals to shows, validations, etc. Due to lack of trailer space, priority is given
to the school farm for chapter owned trailers. If time and space allows then trailers may be used to haul animals kept at home. 3.
Students must be able to provide medications and dewormers for animals kept at home. These items are bought with pen fees and
are designated for use at the barn. Students may pay the appropriate fees and have their animals treated by the advisors. Otherwise,
the cost for any medications used on home raised projects will be $1 per milliliter of medication used.
4. Selection is the most important part of your animal project. If you choose to select your animal on your own then you have
chosen to raise without help from the teachers.
COURSES AVAILABLE IN THE AGRISCIENCE DEPARTMENT
1. Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
2. Livestock Production
3. Agriculture Mechanics and Metal Technology
4. Small Animal Management
5. Equine Science
6. Landscape Design
7. Veterinary Medical Applications
8. Advanced Animal Science (Can count as 4th Science Credit)
9. Advanced Plant and Soil Science (Can count as 4 th Science Credit)
9. Principles and Elements of Floral Design (Counts as Fine Arts Credit)
11. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Mgmt.
12. Range Ecology and Management
14. Horticulture Science
15. Professional Standards in Agriculture
15. Agriculture Facilities Design and Fabrication
16. Agricultural Power Systems
FFA ALUMNI ACTIVITIES
The FFA Alumni is responsible for raising funds to help agriculture students in many ways. The primary fund raising is done to
provide scholarships for outgoing senior FFA members and support the agriscience program. If the money is available, the Alumni
will also help fund the following activities:
1. Senior gifts at banquet.
2. Help to defray travel expenses for conventions and contests.
3. Purchase of equipment or items needed by the chapter to compete or attend shows and contests.
5. Other items as the club deems them necessary.
While participation of parents in this club is not mandatory it is highly encouraged – the more people involved the better it becomes.
It also allows the parents to have a say in club activities and gives them valuable information about their children’s activities in the
FFA. Parent participation does not affect the student’s opportunity to receive scholarships, etc. from the Alumni. It does make it more
difficult for the club to raise the needed money to make the scholarships possible. Scholarships are based on the student’s participation
in activities and are NOT guaranteed to every student.
Basic qualifications for the Alumni scholarships are as follows:
1. Must be a FFA member for at least three years and have been enrolled in at least six semester long or 3 year long Agriscience
classes.
2. Must be a FFA member in good standing.
3. Must apply and submit all required information to the scholarship committee by the required deadline.
Information about fundraisers is given at the regular monthly meetings and maximum participation is encouraged by students and
parents. Students will be given specific assignments for the purchasing of drinks, food, and other required items and will be given in
the weeks preceding the FFA Alumni event.
FFA Officers
High school members may run for office following completion of one year in the ag program and of FFA membership. In order for a
member to run for office, the following requirements must be met:
1. Must have been academically eligible throughout the entire current school year.
2. Must have participated in 2 chapter activities in the past year.
3. No discipline problems or office referrals.
4. Must have participated on a Leadership Development Team and a Career Development Team during the past year
Once elected, officers must:
1. Must remain academically eligible.
2. Must attend all chapter meetings and executive functions.
3. Attend Officer Planning
4. Must have official dress available for official FFA activities.
5. Must attend the following activities. Be aware these are summer, school day, evening and weekend activities. :
a. State FFA convention
b. Area leadership camp (must attend if accepted)
c. Guadalupe Valley FFA District Leadership Lab
d. Guadalupe Valley FFA District Banquet
e. Area Convention
6. Must attend or participate in all of the following activities:
a. Cibolo Creek FFA Alumni club fundraisers
b. Participate in ALL Cibolo Creek FFA fundraisers
c. At least one Leadership Development Event and one Career Development Event
d. Chapter FFA Banquet
e. Participate in ALL Cibolo Creek FFA Barn Clean ups
7. It is required that student officers participate in at least one day of recruitment during their school’s Prep Days as well as their
school’s electives fair.
8. Officers should be enrolled in their school’s Ag Leadership class for the year they will serve.
9. Officers will also lead various committees and see that all committee assignments are carried out.
10. Failure to comply with these rules will lead to removal from office and the FFA.
Officers may be removed in the following ways:
a. Three written notices for missed activities or improper behavior.
b. Decision of advisor and/or administration.
Officer elections are conducted at the April meeting each year. Applications are due to the ag teacher no later than 4:00 pm on the date
listed each year. Chapter officers will be selected based upon scores earned in the following categories:
a. Interview
b. Written Test
c. Teacher Evaluations
d. Popular vote of the membership
The written test will be administered on the day of interviews and will be over parliamentary knowledge and knowledge of the FFA.
Information may be found in the parliamentary guide and National FFA Manual.
Officers are encouraged to remember they are serving in a leadership role and ALWAYS represent the Cibolo Creek FFA. They are
the face of the organization in and out of school and FFA Activities. The advisors reserve the right to remove officers for
inappropriate behaviors in and out of school. Officers and officer candidates should be reminded that all social media interactions are
a reflection of the school and organization. Inappropriate behavior on social media may result in an officer demerit and or removal
from office.
Junior FFA Membership
The Junior FFA is a statewide organization with the purpose of enhancing and encouraging the education of younger students who are
interested in the future of the agriculture industry. The organization of the Junior FFA is entirely optional, with the need of such an
organization to be determined by the local FFA chapter advisors.
 To be eligible to participate in Junior FFA, the student must at least be in the 3 rd grade and 8 years old. They must meet both
of these requirements.
 Students initiate junior membership by participating in local functions designated by the advisors. Junior FFA members must
meet the same requirements and follow the same rules as FFA members.
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Junior FFA members are not eligible to participate in events in which Texas FFA Association has direct oversight including
but not limited to leadership development events, career development events, state FFA rodeo, and agriscience fair. Junior
membership activities shall include exhibition of livestock and poultry projects.
Junior members are not eligible to cast a vote or participate in the discussion related to the official business of the Texas FFA
or any district, area association, do not count toward membership totals for delegate allocation and should not be listed on the
active Texas FFA membership roster.
All junior members have the same expectations as regular members. All members must attend mandatory FFA activities to
include barn clean ups and county show clean up.
Upon entering the 9th grade, junior membership will cease. Students must enroll in an Agricultural Science course and join
FFA to maintain membership.
Emergency Contacts
Cibolo Animal Control
210-6591999
Pop-A-Lock
210-222-0007
Cibolo Police Department
210-659-1999
Animal Rendering Services:
Zigmond Livestock Service
Rusty Zigmond
210-667-2233
210-663-7110 cell
24 Hrs a day/ 7 days a week
$160.00
Cibolo Creek FFA Award Selection Criteria
Chapter awards for the Cibolo Creek FFA Banquet will be determined by the teacher advisors. The following
criteria will be used when selecting award recipients.
Star Greenhand Member
The chapter’s most active first-year member who has a strong SAE program and has demonstrated leadership
is selected to win the Star Greenhand award. Selection Criteria:
 Must have earned the Greenhand degree
 Participation on Leadership Development Event teams
 Participation on Career Development Event teams
 Completion of a Supervised Agricultural Experience program
 Student Initiative- Student takes initiative to become an active participant in the program
 Student Responsibility- Student takes responsibility for their projects and activities
 Student Leadership- Student acts as a team player and role model for others
Star Chapter Member
The chapter member who has an outstanding SAE and demonstrates the most involvement in all phases of the
chapter’s activities is awarded the Star Chapter award. Selection Criteria:
 Must have earned the Chapter degree
 Participation on Leadership Development Event teams
 Participation on Career Development Event teams
 Completion of a Supervised Agricultural Experience program
 Student Initiative- Student takes initiative to be an active participant in the program
 Student Responsibility- Student takes responsibility for their projects and activities
 Student Leadership- Student acts as a team player and role model for others
Outstanding Junior Award:
The Junior who has an outstanding SAE and demonstrates the most involvement in all phases of the chapter’s
activities is awarded the Outstanding Junior award. Selection Criteria:
 Must be a Junior in High School
 Participation on Leadership Development Event teams
 Participation on Career Development Event teams
 Completion of a Supervised Agricultural Experience program
 Student Initiative- Student takes initiative to be an active participant in the program
 Student Responsibility- Student takes responsibility for their projects and activities
 Student Leadership- Student acts as a team player and role model for others
Outstanding Senior Award:
The Senior who has an outstanding SAE and demonstrates the most involvement in all phases of the chapter’s
activities is awarded the Outstanding Senior award. This student should have shown leadership and
contributed to the chapter in a positive manner throughout their FFA career.
Selection Criteria:
 Must be a Senior in High School
 Participation on Leadership Development Event teams
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Completion of a Supervised Agricultural Experience program
Student Initiative- Student takes initiative to be an active participant in the program
Student Responsibility- Student takes responsibility for their projects and activities
Student Leadership- Student acts as a team player and role model for others
Feeder Proficiency Awards:
The student in each species who has an outstanding SAE and demonstrates the most involvement in all phases
of the SAE activities is awarded the Feeder Proficiency Awards. This student should have shown leadership and
contributed to the chapter in a positive manner throughout their SAE.
Selection Criteria:
 Must be a current Cibolo Creek FFA Member in good standing
 Must have completed a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program in the specie awarded
 Student Initiative- Student takes initiative to be an active participant in the program
 Student Responsibility- Student takes responsibility for their projects and activities
 Student Leadership- Student acts as a team player and role model for others
All awards are ultimately chosen by the Agriculture Teachers and decisions are final.
Information regarding applying for Greenhand, Chapter and Lonestar Degrees can be found in the SCUCISD
Agriculture Science Department Forms section of the Handbook.
CIBOLO CREEK FFA LETTER JACKET GUIDELINES
CCFFA members enrolled in high school may earn a lettermen jacket for their respective high school by completing the
requirements listed below. Students are solely responsible for tracking their progress on the form located in the
SCUCISD Agriculture Science Department Forms section of the Handbook. ONLY activities completed while the student
is in High School, enrolled in the SCUCISD Agriculture Program and the Cibolo Creek FFA will be considered for a
Letterman Jacket. The Ag teacher must sign off on each requirement within 7 days of its completion or the request will
be invalidated.
Letterman Jacket Requirements:
 Complete ONE Leadership Requirement
 Complete ONE SAE Requirement
 Must have paid the fundraising waiver OR participated fully in the annual fundraiser for the year the
student qualifies
Leadership Requirement Options: Student must complete ONE
 Successfully earn the Lonestar FFA Degree as approved by the chapter, District, Area and State
Associations
 Successfully earned the Chapter FFA Degree, as approved by the chapter advisors AND has qualified
for 2 Area level Fall Leadership Development Event Competitions (May be in the same or different
academic years)
 Has qualified for a state Leadership Development or Career Development Event (non – qualifying
events require placing 10th or higher as a team at the state event)
SAE Requirement Options: Student must complete ONE
 The student has exhibited at the county or a major livestock show (San Antonio, Houston or Star of
Texas) for 3 consecutive years in High School through the CCFFA
 The student has placed an SAE project at the Guadalupe County Junior Livestock Show or a major
livestock show (San Antonio, Houston, Star of Texas) through the CCFFA. The term placing refers to
making the sale with the animal.
Once the student has met ONE Leadership Requirement AND ONE SAE requirement, the student should immediately
(within 7 days) submit their Letterman Jacket Request, with all appropriate signatures, to their Ag Teacher. The Ag
Teachers will validate the request and provide the student with information regarding obtaining their new Letterman.
The Letterman Jacket requirements will carry over from year to year, and are cumulative. For example, if a student places
at county their Freshmen year and qualifies for one Area LDE contest, then their Sophomore year earns the Chapter FFA
Degree and qualifies for another Area LDE contest, the student will have earned their Letterman Jacket at the completion
of that year.
Cibolo Creek FFA will pay for the student’s jacket and letter ONLY. The student and parent are responsible for any
additional insignia, lettering, patches, embroidery, etc.
Students are solely responsible for tracking their progress on the form located in the SCUCISD Agriculture
Science Department Forms section of the Handbook.
SCUCISD
AGRICULTURE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
FORMS
The following forms must be returned by September 25, 2015.
All forms will be put on file in the Agriculture Department for referral.
Please remove forms from this book for completion and keep the
handbook for your reference. Copies of each form are found behind
each original form and should be kept in this handbook for your records.
Please attach payment to the form if required. Checks can be
made payable to: Samuel Clemens FFA. Cash should be placed in an
envelope with the student’s name written on it.
Forms to be completed and returned to Ag Teachers:
All forms expire September 1 of the following school year.
All Members:
o Cibolo Creek FFA Student Information Form
o SCUCISD Agricultural Science Department Transportation Consent Form
Student Raising Animals:
o All forms required above
o 2015-2016 Livestock Feeders Contract
o SCUCISD Agricultural Science Department Project Selection, Purchasing, and Cost
Consent Form
Students Raising Animals at Home:
o All forms required above
o Student’s Raising at Home Form
FFA
MEMBER EXPENSES
FFA DUES: The FFA dues are $25 per member per year. The price of the dues pays for each
student to be a member on the local, district, area, state and national levels. Dues provide each
member with a National FFA magazine subscription, meetings, refreshments, guest speakers, and
all other chapter activities. Students must pay FFA dues if they plan to participate in any FFA contest,
activity, livestock show, field trips, etc, or plan to apply for scholarships or awards through FFA.
OFFICIAL DRESS FFA JACKETS HIGH SCHOOL MEMBERS ONLY:
(optional) FFA jackets are utilized in FFA contest and anytime a student wears official dress, such as
convention, district meetings, banquets, etc. FFA jackets are not required for any stock shows. Jackets
are ordered once a year (September) and can only be ordered from the National FFA supply service.
Price of the jackets and tie or scarf is $75 and can ordered on the SHEET HANDED OUT IN YOUR
STUDENT’S AGRICULTURE CLASS. Sizes are based on chest measurement and come in even sizes
only. Parents are responsible for measuring and determining sizes needed. Sample jackets may be
available at school. It is advised to order big so that the jacket may be worn several years. **NOTE –
When measuring for jacket, measure circumference of chest with arms down and breathing at relaxed
rate.
FUNDRAISING WAIVER: Every FFA member is expected to participate in the fundraising efforts of
the chapter. The funds are used for trips, equipment, refreshments, banquet and much more. We ask
that each student sell a minimum of 15 items each year to do their part. At a profit of $5 per item, that
means each student will help the chapter raise $75. If your child does not intend to take part in the
fundraising activities but still wants to remain a member in good standing, a payment of $75 can be
made to the chapter for their part. Fundraising waivers will be prorated to compensate for any items
sold in the fundraiser.
THE FORM ON THE NEXT PAGE SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND
RETURNED WITH PAYMENT TO THE AGRICULTURE TEACHER BY
SEPTEMBER 25th 2015.
CIBOLO CREEK FFA STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET
Please print! To be completed by student and parents.
Student information: To be completed by ALL members
Student’s Name:
First: ___________________Middle: _________________ Last: _______________________________
ID# ____________
Grade: _____________________
Expected Graduation Year: ____________
School: _______________________________________ Date of Birth: _____________________________
Address: ____________________________________________ City, Zip: __________________________
Home phone: ( ______) - ___________________ Student’s Cell: _________________________________
Student email address (if available) _________________________________________________________
High School Student Information: To be completed by High School Members ONLY
Ag. Class(es) enrolled in: _____________________________________________________________
Ag Class Period(s): _________________________ Ag Teacher(s):____________________________
FFA Degree Held:
None
Greenhand
Chapter
Lonestar
Parent Information: To be completed by ALL members
Father’s FULL Name: _____________________________________ Cell (_____) ________________
Place of employment: _______________________________ Work phone: (____) ________________
Email address: ______________________________________________________________________
Mother’s FULL Name: ____________________________________ Cell (_____) ________________
Place of employment: ________________________________ Work phone: (____) _______________
Email address: ______________________________________________________________________
Please Identify Main contact: ________________________________________
Payment Information: To be completed by ALL members
Fundraising Waiver:
Please check here if you wish to pay a fundraising waiver of $75.oo in place of participating in the chapter fundraiser.
Item
FFA Dues
Fundraising Waiver
Amount
$25.00
$ 75.00
Amount Due
Total:
Please make checks payable to Samuel Clemens FFA.
PAYMENT RECORD (for ag teacher use ONLY!)
Amount paid: _________ Date:___________ Check # _____________Cash amount ____________ Initials:__________
Student Name: _________________________________________________
2015-2016 Receipt of Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD
Agriculture Science Policy Handbook and Livestock Feeder’s Contract
By signing this document, the student and parent/legal guardian agree to having read and understand the Schertz
Cibolo Universal City ISD Agriculture Science Policy Handbook and agree to abide by the terms listed within.
Check here to receive a hard copy of the SCUCISD Ag Science Policy Handbook.
Animal Species (If applicable): _________________________________________________________
Student: (Printed Name) ______________________________________________________________
I agree to abide by the rules and the guidelines set forth in the “SCUCISD Agricultural Science Policy
Handbook”. I understand the handbook can be found on the CCFFA website. I have read, understand, and agree
to abide by the terms. I agree to pay all relevant fees associated with the expense and maintenance of my
livestock project. I agree to conduct myself in a responsible manner at all times as a member of the Cibolo
Creek FFA. I understand that failure to comply with these criteria may result in forfeiting my privilege to
participate in the livestock feeding program at the Toby Conner Agriculture Complex.
Parent/Legal Guardian (Printed Name): _____________________________________
I agree to abide by the rules and guidelines set forth in the “SCUCISD Agricultural Science Policy Handbook”
that I understand the handbook can be accessed on the CCFFA Website, read, understood, and agree to abide by
the terms. I agree to pay all relevant fees associated with the expense and maintenance of my student’s
livestock project. I agree to indemnify the SCUCISD, school district employees, and its volunteers of liability
for any injury that my student, my guests, or I may sustain by participation in activities at the Toby Conner
Agriculture Complex. I agree to monitor my student for compliance with the “SCUCISD Agricultural Science
Policy Handbook.” I understand that failure by my student or myself to comply with these criteria may result in
forfeiting their privilege to participate in the livestock feeding program at the Toby Conner Agriculture
Complex.
This document is binding and non-negotiable.
________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Student
Date
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Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian
Date
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Signature of Supervising Teacher(s)
Date
Contract is valid from signature date through September 1 of following school year.
Student’s Raising At Home
Students whose families have the ability to safely, humanely and legally house livestock projects at their home may do so.
If you choose to raise livestock projects through the Cibolo Creek FFA at your home, please fill out this form and return it
to the ag teacher no later than September 29th, 2015.
Please respond to the following questions.
1. Our family will be raising:
Steers
Pigs
Lambs
Goats
Poultry
Rabbits
2. We would like assistance from the ag teacher with:
______ Selection ______ Feeding
______ Fitting
______ Showing ______ Other: ________________________________
3. We are willing to assist with:
______ Transportation of animals to shows
______ Setting up tack at shows
______ Other: ________________________________
4. How often would you like for the Advisors to stop by and supervise your project? Please be advised
that the ag teacher must perform a minimum number of home visits. All home visits will be scheduled
in advance.
______ Bi-weekly
______ Monthly
______ When notified
5. What is the most suitable day of the week and time of day to supervise your project?
_______________________________________________________________________
6. Please list any additional information or concerns that you have.
_______________________________________________________________________
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SCUCISD AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
TRAVEL/ TRANSPORTATION CONSENT FORM
It is often necessary for an agriculture science teacher to provide transportation for a
student enrolled in agricultural science classes for the purpose of participation in school
sponsored activities, to check animal projects or for other reasons dealing with school
business. Such transportation may be in the teacher’s personal vehicle, school vehicles,
rented vehicles or public transportation. Activities may occur before, during or after
school hours. By agreeing to the statement below, you hereby release the teacher and the
SCUCISD from any liability in case of accident while involved in such activities. If you
do not agree to this release, please indicate below as well. New approval is required each
school year.
Please Print:
Student name: _________________________________________________
Parent Name: __________________________________________________
School: _______________________________________________________
Travel/ Transportation Consent:
I have read the above statement and agree to the following:
Transportation consent
Agree
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Disagree
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Signature of Student
Date
_____________________________________________________________
Signature of Parent
Date
SCUCISD Agricultural Science Department
Project Selection, Purchasing and Cost Consent Form
Students choosing to purchase an animal project selected by the teacher will be required to pay for the
animal in full before purchase. Every effort will be made to purchase the breed of animal desired by
the student and to have the student participate in the buying process. However, the agricultural science
teacher reserves the right to select the breed of animal based on availability and cost. Students will be
allowed to indicate their breed preference at the beginning of the year. Every effort will be made to
accommodate the requests made by the student regarding breed, color, etc. Students who wish to only
have the teacher supervise their purchase may indicate that as well. Be reminded all animals NOT
purchased by the Ag Teacher must be approved BEFORE the animal may enter the facility. Failure to
receive approval may result in removal of the animal from the facility.
By agreeing to the statement below, you are indicating you have read and understand the
payment system and agree to remit any outstanding balance invoiced within 30 days. You also
understand that animals must be paid for before purchased and that you are responsible for the
purchase of feed, additives, any additional supplies not provided by the program, all entry fees, and
veterinary bills. All balances must be paid in full on or before November 3rd, 2014 in order for
entries to be completed. In cases where the parent and/or student cannot be present at the time of
purchase, the agricultural science teacher is authorized to act as the purchasing agent. New approval is
required each year.
Please Print:
Student name: _________________________________________________
Parent Name: __________________________________________________
School: _______________________________________________________
Project Selection Consent:
I have read the above statement and agree to the following:
Project selection consent
Agree
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Disagree
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Signature of Student
Date
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Signature of Parent
Date
Livestock Travel Request Form
The Livestock Travel Request form must be received by the supervising teacher no later than 1
week before the requested travel date. Removal of livestock from the facility without approval
can result in permanent removal of the animal from the facility. A new form is required for
each event. Shows attended with and under the direct supervision of the supervising teacher
are exempt from this form, including but not limited to the Guadalupe County Youth Show,
San Antonio Livestock Expo, and Houston Livestock Show. Be reminded animals may NOT be
away from the facility for a period longer than 48 hours.
Student Name: _____________________________________________________________
Requested Travel Date: ____________
Return Date: _______________________
Purpose of travel: ___________________________________________________________
Location: __________________________________________________________________
Please complete following information for each animal to be removed:
Animal 1:
Specie: ________________________
Ear Tag #: ________________________
Breed: ________________________
Animal 2:
Specie: ________________________
Ear Tag #: ________________________
Breed: ________________________
Animal 3:
Specie: ________________________
Ear Tag #: ________________________
Breed: ________________________
Animal 4:
Specie: ________________________
Ear Tag #: ________________________
Breed: ________________________
Supervising Teacher Signature: _______________________________________________
Approval: ____________
Denial: _________________
Date Received by supervising teacher: ________________________________________
CCFFA Greenhand FFA Degree Application
The Greenhand FFA Degree may be awarded to any FIRST YEAR, HIGH SCHOOL MEMBER
who completes the requirements listed below and returns this form with appropriate
signatures on or before the due date indicated. It is the sole responsibility of the student to
maintain the forms, collect signatures and return the form by the due date. Failure to do so
will result no degree being awarded.
Name: ____________________________________ Date Submitted: _____________
Chapter Name: _____________________________ School: ____________________
Due Date: April 15th, 2016
Requirement
Date Completed
Advisor Initial
I am enrolled in ___________________ Agriculture Class
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I have plans to complete an SAE (Attach SAE plan)
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I have learned and explained the FFA Motto
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I have learned and explained the FFA Creed
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I have described and explained the meaning of the
FFA Emblem and colors
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I understand the FFA Code of Ethics and proper use
Of the FFA Jacket
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I own or have access to the Official FFA Manual
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Having met the above requirements, I hereby submit this application for the Greenhand FFA Degree.
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Member’s Signature
___________________
Date
For Chapter Use:
I/we have reviewed this application and certify that the candidate has met the requirements and will
be awarded the Greenhand FFA Degree.
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Chapter President’s Signature
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Chapter Advisor’s Signature
___________________
Date
___________________
Date
The Greenhand FFA Degree will be awarded on : __________________________________
CCFFA Chapter FFA Degree Application
The Chapter FFA Degree may be awarded to any Second YEAR, HIGH SCHOOL MEMBER who
completes the requirements listed below and returns this form with appropriate signatures on or
before the due date indicated. It is the sole responsibility of the student to maintain the forms, collect
signatures and return the form by the due date. Failure to do so will result no degree being awarded.
Name: ____________________________________
Date Submitted: _____________
Chapter Name: _____________________________
School: ____________________
Due Date: April 15th, 2016
Requirement
Date Completed
Advisor Initial
I am enrolled in ___________________ Agriculture Class
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I have earned the Greenhand FFA Degree
I have completed (or will at the end of this school year)
2 full academic years of agriculture classes.
I have an SAE (Attach SAE plan)
I have participated in at least 3 official chapter activities
List Activities: ______________________________________
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_____________ ____________
_____________ ____________
_____________ ____________
I have performed 15 hours of community service
_____________ ____________
Complete chart below for community service hours, use back if more space is needed.
Organization / Responsibility
Date and Number of Hours
Signature of Representative
I have competed on at least one LDE/CDE/ Speaking
Event or Ag Science Fair. (Attach Judging card results)
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I have a satisfactory scholastic record (C or better in all classes
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Current GPA: _______________
Counselor Signature: ____________________________________
I have not earned more than 2 office referrals this year
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Vice Principal Signature: _________________________________
Having met the above requirements, I hereby submit this application for the Chapter FFA Degree.
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Member’s Signature
Date
For Chapter Use:
I/we have reviewed this application and certify that the candidate has met the requirements and will be
awarded the Chapter FFA Degree.
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Chapter President’s Signature
Date
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Chapter Advisor’s Signature
Date
The Chapter FFA Degree will be awarded on : __________________________________
Lonestar Degree Application
The Lonestar FFA Degree may be awarded to any Third YEAR, HIGH SCHOOL MEMBER who completes the requirements listed
below and returns this form with appropriate signatures on or before the due date indicated. It is the sole responsibility of the
student to maintain the forms, collect signatures and return the form by the due date. Failure to do so will result no degree being
awarded. Completion of this form does not guarantee conferment of the Lonestar FFA Degree. An additional application must be
completed, returned to the Ag Teacher and must be approved by the state.
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Name: ______________________________
Date Submitted: ______________
School: ___________________________
Cell#:___________________________
Date Due: April 15, 2016
Requirement
Date Completed
I hold the Greenhand
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I hold the Chapter FFA Degree
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I have completed 3 years of agricultural course work
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I am a junior or senior in high school.
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I have a satisfactory SAE program in operation and entered into AET.
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I have completed my resume and student profile in AET.
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(Attach copy of AET Student Profile)
I have earned and productively invested $1000 or worked at least 300 unpaid hours outside of class time
in an SAE program over three years in high school.
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I have performed 10 community service hours for the current school year
Activity performed with date (attach another sheet of paper if needed)
Activity Performed
Hours
Date
Signature of Verification from
associate of organization
I have a satisfactory scholastic record GPA: ____________Counselor Signature: _____________________
I have not earned more than 2 office referrals this school year.
Vice Principal Signature: ___________________________________
Having met these requirements, I hereby submit this application for the Lonestar FFA Degree. After
submitting this application the student will be required to attend regular meetings with the Ag teacher to
complete Lonestar Degree applications. Meetings may be held before/after school and will be mandatory
for student to attend. Dates to be determined later.
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Member’s Signature
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Parent’s Signature
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FFA Advisor’s Signature
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Date
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Date
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Date
You must maintain this document until
it is complete!
Cibolo Creek FFA Letterman Jacket
Verification and Request Form
CCFFA members enrolled in high school may earn a lettermen jacket for their respective high school by completing the
requirements listed below. Students are solely responsible for tracking their progress on the form located in the SCUCISD
Agriculture Science Department Forms section of the Handbook. ONLY activities completed while the student is in High School,
enrolled in the SCUCISD Agriculture Program and the Cibolo Creek FFA will be considered for a Letterman Jacket. The Ag teacher
must sign off on each requirement within 7 days of its completion or the request will be invalidated. Jacket requests are cumulative
throughout the student’s high school career.
Student’s Full Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Student’s Home Campus: ____________________________
Date Submitted:______________________
Student’s Signature: ________________________________
Parent’s Signature:____________________
I have completed the following Leadership Requirement(s):
Successfully earn the Lonestar FFA Degree as approved by the chapter, District, Area and State Associations (include a copy of your Lonestar
Degree Certificate awarded at State Convention)
Successfully earned the Chapter FFA Degree, as approved by the chapter advisors AND has qualified for 2 Area level Fall Leadership
Development Event Competitions (May be in the same or different academic years). Include Chapter FFA Degree certificate awarded at
Chapter banquet as well as complete the following:
LDE Contest Team 1: _______________________________________________________________
Placing at District: _______________________
Placing at Area: __________________________
Date of Event: ___________________________
Advisor’s Signature: ______________________
LDE Contest Team 2: _______________________________________________________________
Placing at District: _______________________
Placing at Area: __________________________
Date of Event: ___________________________
Advisor’s Signature: ______________________
Has qualified for a state Leadership Development or Career Development Event (non – qualifying events require placing 10th or higher as a
team at the state event)
LDE or CDE Contest Team: __________________________________________________________
Placing at District: ______________________
Placing at Area: __________________________
Placing at State: ________________________
Date of Event: ____________________________
Advisor’s Signature: ____________________
I have completed the following SAE requirement(s):
The student has exhibited at the county or a major livestock show (San Antonio, Houston or Star of Texas) for 3 consecutive years in High School
through the Cibolo Creek FFA.
School Year 1 : ___________________
SAE Project: ______________________________
Livestock Shows: ____________________________________________________________________
School Year 2 : ___________________
SAE Project: ______________________________
Livestock Shows: ____________________________________________________________________
School Year 3 : ___________________
SAE Project: ______________________________
Livestock Shows: ____________________________________________________________________
The student has placed an SAE project at the Guadalupe County Junior Livestock Show or a major livestock show (San Antonio, Houston or Star of
Texas), under the Cibolo Creek FFA. The term PLACING refers to making the sale.
Livestock Show: ______________________________
Date of Show: ________________________________
Placing/ Class:____________________________
Advisor’s Signature: ________________________
The student has an SAE with a minimum of 175 hours logged into ATE. (Printed report from ATE showing hours)
Date of turned in: _______________
Advisor’s Signature: _____________________________________
For Ag Teacher use ONLY:
Date received: _________________________
_______ Approval
__________ Denial
Ag Teacher Receiving: _____________________________
Ag Teacher Signature: _____________________________