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112 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Future Farmers pirit of JEFFERSON.and FARMER'S ADVOCATE FFA Week ' - FROM PAGE D1 it is important for everyone to know that FFA evolved with agriculture, but includes more than farming. "Agriculture includes busi- tecture just to name a few of the other fields included in FFA. FFA teaches student the importance of leadership, community service and team- work. Being an FFA member creates lifelong friendships. The FFA should be celebrated ness, marketing, biology, bio- 52 weeks oht of the year, not chemestry, forestry, wildlife just one. FFAAlumni Associa- ecology, and landscape archi- tion members are strong advo- cates for keeping agricultural education and FFA programs in our local schools as well as the community. The alumni chapter is a strong supporter for the local community, rais- es funds for chapter activities and scholarships, assist stu- dents with projects, and much more. The FFA Alumni Asso- ciation is open to anyone who is interested in supporting and promoting agricultural educa- tion and the FFA on the local, state and national level." The week of George Wash- ington's birthday was desig- nated as National FFA Week in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. FFA Week always runs from Saturday to Saturday, and en- compasses Feb. 22, Washing- ton's birthday. Some facts out the FFA: Total number of FFA Mem- bers -- 540,379 Total number of chapters -- 7,489 Number of national career development events -- 24. These events are used to pre- pare members for more than 300 careers in the ag industry. Number of proficiency ar- eas members participate in based on hands-on work expe- riences -- 47 27 percent of FFA mem- bers live in rural farm areas and 39 percent live in non- farm areas. The last 34 percent of FFA members live in rural and suburban areas. HORSE AUCTIONS, LLC .Performance .Pteasure .Hunter .Jumper .Trail i i# i,, ' ",  tlt. ) , t\\; at the Evler Stables Friday, April 6, 20'12 ALL BREEDS - Registered and Grade New and Used Tack at 6.00pm Horses and Ponies at 8:30pm for information or consignments call OFFICE: 304-876-8326 TIM SMITH: 304-67t-3446 JIM ROBERTS: 540-535-8670 NEAL DILLON: 703-507-5809 or visit www.rsdhorseauctions.com gSE00 3 DAY SOUNDNESS GUARANTEE Early consignments appredated Horses wl be sod n the order that they are consfned Credit cards Accepted FARMERS LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE INC. WINCHESTER, VA.- MARKET REPORT FEB. 20, 2012 HOGS: 9 - 200-250 lbs. - $72-79. SOWS: 2 - $65-68. BOARS: 1 - $43. LAMBS: 8 - Hi Choice & Prime - $200; Choice - $198. SLAUGHTER EWES: 1 - $82. KID GOATS: 5 - 20-40 lbs. - $225; 40-60 lbs. - $202-230; 60- 80 lbs. - $230. SLAUGHTER CATTLE COWS: 152 - Utility & Comm. - $76-88.50; Canner & Cutter- $44- 71; Cutter &Bng. - $70-88.50. BULLS: 19- 1-2- $83-106.75. STOCK COWS: 79 - Beef- $930- 215. FEEDER CATFLE: STEERS: 119 - Meal & Lge #1 -300-400 lbs. - $192-205; 400- 500 lbs.- $176-198; 500-600 lbs. - $164-181; 600-700 lbs. - $148- 161; 700-800 lbs. - $141-149.75; 800-900 lbs. - $125-126.50; 900- 1,100 lbs. - $125. Med & Lge #2 - 400-500 lbs. - $158; 500-600 lbs. - $136-158; 600-700 lbs. - $125- 147; 700-800 lbs. - $125. HEIFERS: 159 - Med & Lge #1 -300-400 lbs. - $166-180; 400- 500 lbs. - $144-161; 500-600 lbs. - $144.50-159; 600-700 lbs. - $134- lbs. - $127-143; 700-800 lbs. - $108-114. BULLS: 183 - Med & Lge #1 -200-300 lbs. - $177.50-220; 300- 400 lbs - $177-199.50; 400-500 lbs. - $170-198; 500-600 lbs. - $164-173; 600-700 lbs. - $141- 149; 700-800 lbs. - $128-140; 800-900 lbs. - $120. Meal & Lge #2 - 400-500 lbs. - $139-159; 500-600 lbs. - $152-159; 600-700 lbs. - $127-132. GOATS: 12 TOTAL: 754 Regular sale every Monday, 1 p.m. State graded feeder sale 2nd 1260. 148; 700-800 lbs. -$131. Med & Wednesday of each month at 7 BABY CALVES: 9 - BH - $95- Lge#2-300-4001bs.-$142-100; p.m. Fat cattle sale lst Monday of 160; over 100 lbs. by lb.- $208- 400-5001bs.-$118-130;500-600 each month at 3 p.m. ' opens May 1 Ranson Commumty Garden Join the fresh and local food movement with one's own gar- den plot. If you want to garden, but do not have the space or proper soil -- consider the Ran- son Community Garden. Established in 2009 in,coop- eration with the City of Ranson and the WVU Jefferson County Extension Service, the Commu- nity Garden offers garden plots for rent at affordable prices. Vis- it www.jefferson.ext.wvu.edu, click on Agriculture and Natural Resources, then select Commu- nity Garden. Click on "applica- tion" which can be download- ed. Fill out the application, sign the garden guidelines, enclose a check and mail to the Extension Office. The Garden will be open by May 1 for the growing season. The plots will be filled and as- signed on a first come, first serve basis. Deer fencing will be erect- ed once planting is complete. The Garden has a gravity flow water tank for use by garden- ers. The City of Ranson fdls the water tank and keeps the grass mowed around the garden. Register now. for more in- formation, contact Jane Tabb at Jane.Tabb@mail.wvu.edu or 304-728-7413, ext. 4. Subscribe to the Spirit of Jefferson! Call (304) 725-2046