The Jerome FFA Alumni/Booster chapter wishes to thank Northwest Farm Credit Services for their support and $3,000 grant to be used toward the purchase of a new 15-passenger van that will be used to transport the Jerome High School FFA students and other school clubs to events throughout Idaho. We really appreciate NWFCS’s support of local rural communities to help them complete projects that really do make a difference. The FFA and student clubs such as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and Business Professionals of America (BPA) strive to provide educational extracurricular activities that make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through education opportunities outside the classroom.
The Jerome FFA dairy team is headed to Indianapolis in October to compete in the National FFA Convention and Expo.
The team — Jerome High School students Kay Lee Day, Annabell Day, Cody Jackson and Alyssa Hansten — won the dairy foods competition in June at the Idaho State FFA Career development event in Moscow. The competition was comprised of a written test and four hands-on tests, including testing milk for defects, determining real versus non-real dairy products, analyzing fat content, and identification of cheeses.
Jerome placed three of its team members in the top 10 individuals in the contest at the state event, with Annabelle Day taking the top spot.
Each member of the team received a $500 college scholarship to the University of Idaho and Annabell Day received an additional $1,000 scholarship.