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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Miami High School FFA News

The Miami FFA Research Farm yielded a success for the students of Miami FFA Chapter in 2020. The Miami farm is an 8 acre field located on the school property found wrapping around the school off J highway. 

The field has been utilized by the Miami Agriculture students to have a field crop they can be involved in, following the different stages and applications involved in the crop production.

The farm field project is the success it is from the generosity and agricultural support of the local community. The Miami agricultural community has contributed their time and equipment and supplies to make it the success it is.

This year saw True Commodities donate the litter needed to improve fertility, and Cox Farms donated the Chiseling application to follow.
Channel Seed donated the soybean seed Variety 4919 which yielded .50 bushels per acre in a challenging year. A year when we saw early rains during the planting season, with a summer that saw scattered rainfall that seemed to come at a crucial time. 

Tidman Land and Cattle Co. coordinated the project while also donating the equipment, fuel and labor of tilling, planting and harvest of the soybean field in 2020. The field harvest was trucked to market by Clayton McElwain Farms, while marketing at Scoular grain whom supported the Miami FFA in the sale of the harvest.
Miami FFA students benefit greatly from the educational opportunity the field presents. 

The FFA is also very thankful for the support of the agriculturalists of Bates county who have been a part of the success of the school Research Field. 

The proceeds are utilized by the FFA to provide educational travel opportunities for the FFA members at the National Convention as well as State Contests held at various college campus facilities, as well as the University of Missouri State contest and convention are just a few of the opportunities the project yields provides our FFA members.

Miami FFA Reporter, Emily Roth
Pictured is Miami student Sean Brown evaluating the bean crop in early October.