Future Farmers of America
Contact Sponsor: Mehgan English
The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Members of the Centralia FFA Chapter are active participants in Career Developement Events at section, district, and state levels. We also participate in a variety of workshops and conventions.

Section 21 Banquet

Members of the Centralia FFA Chapter recently attended the Section 21 FFA Banquet at Sandoval High School where Centralia FFA was awarded for being a Silver Chapter in the Section.  Also 2016-2017 Section officers were voted in.  Jordan Williams of the Centralia FFA Chapter was elected as the Section 21 Sentinel. 

Pictured Front Row – Sara Mansker, Kaylie Dalton, Victoria Phillips, and Madi Cole. Back Row – Mindee Holsapple, Jordan Williams, Dakota Korzenewski, and Ali Ray

Victoria Phillips Receives 2016 DEKALB Ag Accomplishment Award

Victoria Phillips of the Centralia FFA Chapter was recently presented the school’s highest agriculture honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto. Phillips the daughter of Leanna and Danny Phillips received the award for excellence in academics, leadership, and agricultural work experience.  Phillips significant experiences and accomplishments have included advancing to the district level with her SAE and earning her State FFA Degree.  Mehgan English is Phillips agricultural education instructor and Centralia High School. This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 69th anniversary.  Over these 69 years more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the award, which has become a symbol for excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor. As the winner of the 2016 Award, Phillips name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed in the CHS Agriculture classroom.


FFA will attend a leadership camp this year (more details)

Leadership Camp

Members of the Centralia FFA recently participated in the Section 21 Leadership Training School and fair. Leadership Training School is an opportunity for FFA Members to learn what the FFA has to offer and to build leadership skills. Members also had the opportunity to meet State FFA Treasurere Jordan Johns.

The Section 21 fait is also held at the same time. Centralia FFA Members competing with record book projects were Vicoria Ohillips, Cody Bevil, and Robby Smith. All Mmbers received A ratings on thier projects and will receive a fair premium for their efforts.

Front - Victoria Phillips and Jordan Williams
Middle - Cody Bevil, Daniel Gilmore, and Deziree Smith
Back - Hannah Finley, Katlin Skibinski, and Michelle Loss

Centralia FFA recently participated in the yearly State and Section Officer visits. State Treasure Jordan Johns and Section Officers Kade Cambill and Claire Eggerman stopped in to visit with the Centralia FFA members. While visitiing they talked about teamwork and setting personal goals. To wrap things up members engaged in a fun team building activity that showed how all members need to work together to achieve a common goal.

Front - State Treasurer Jordan Johns, Section 21 President Kade Cambill, and Section 21 Secretary Claire Eggerman

Centralia FFA Members srrounding Officers

Members of the Centralia FFA Chapter recently competed at the SIUC Food Science Invitational.  Members had to take a 50 question test, identify foods by taste and smell, respond to a customer complaint letter, identify safety problems in pictures, and create a product label and market the product.  This was the first year that members competed in this event and they place in the top 10.  Members competing (in order of picture) Michelle Loss, Ashley Quillman, Michaela Duncan, and Hannah Finley.

Centralia FFA members recently attended the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo.  Members from all over the United States including Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands attended.  While at the convention students listened to keynote speaker Ambrly Snyder who spoke about diligently working to overcome the challenges she faced after a paralyzing accident, Snyder was able to get back on her horse and compete in rodeos again, making her a great example of what perseverance and a positive attitude can accomplish.  Students also spent time touring the career fair with over 450 agriculture industry exhibitors, toured the Muhammad Ali Center, and even attended an evening concert by counrty artists Clare Dunn and Kip Moore.

Members:(L-R) Jordan Williams, Harry Herrell, Robby Smith, Katlin Skibinkis, Michelle Loss, and Kaylie Dalton

Centralia FFA members attends 2016 National Leadership Conference


Victoria Phillips and Cody Bevil of the Centralia FFA Chapter have recently been competing with their Supervised Agricultural Experiences.  Also known as their Recordbooks.  FFA Members keep records of their agricultural experiences outside of school which has a broad range of categories from home and community development all the way to livestock and grain production.

Victoria kept a record of her vegetable production with her family garden and Cody kept records on his work experience with Windler/Lehde Auction Service.  Both individuals advanced out of the section and were recently interviewed at districts.

Keep a look out for these two who are scheduled to earn their State FFA Degree this June.  The first for Centralia High School FFA since 1983!


Centralia FFA Members recently placed 3rd at the Section 21 Poultry Judging CDE hosted by Weber Township High School FFA.  This contest is very time consuming in the since that members had a variety of poultry products to judge.  They have to judge the interior and exterior of eggs, the quality of processed poultry products, quality of hanging carcasses, quality of live birds, parts identification, and a 50 point written test.

Also Congratulations to Cody Bevil who placed 3rd as an individual and Victoria Phillips who placed 11thout of 45 individuals competing.

Front - Daniel Gillmore and Victoria Phillips

Back - Cody Bevil, Jordan Williams, and Dakota Korzenewski




Centralia High School's Introduction to Agriculture class recently toured Marcoot's Dairy and Creamery in Greenville and Monsanto in Centralia.  Students were able to receive real life hands on activities such as rolling and stretching their own mozzarella cheese at Marcoot's Dairy

Students able to particpate were Hannah Finley, Kelsey Huene-Henseler, Casie Harris, Jordan Williams, Aaron Jones, Dylan Terry, and Griffen Brake