Lord Botetourt High School FFA
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  Welcome to Lord Botetourt High School FFA website. We are an agricultural science program located in Fincastle, VA. Our chapter has 101 active AET student accounts and 1 teacher.  

Our students are developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Please take a look around our site to see what's going on at Lord Botetourt High School FFA.

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Tess and Claire 1st Place at Big E
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4th Place Forestry Team at the Big E
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Lord Botetourt Students receive national recognition.

Four students of the Lord Botetourt FFA chapter attended the National FFA convention in Indianapolis IN the week of October 18th-22nd. This year was a record attendance with over 61,000 members, advisors and guests in attendance. While at convention students have the opportunity to show off their skills in various Career Development Event (CDE’s), attend sessions with key note speakers, be entertained by the national band and chorus, and see fellow FFA members recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. This year Tess Siebel, Claire Seibel, Brian Watts and J.P. Whorley attended the convention representing the Lord Botetourt FFA.

The Highlight of the Week was when Tess Seibel was recognized as the winner of the Agriscience Research –Animal Systems Proficiency Award. This award is based on records that she has kept on her Supervised Agricultural Experience Project (SAE). He project included her work on her family beef cattle farm where she plays an active role in many of the day to day parts of the operation. It also included research that she has done along with her sister Claire on estrus Synchronization of first calve heifers. For placing 1st in the nation Tess received $1000.00 and also was selected to attend a trip to Ireland to view the various facets of the agriculture industry there.

Tess and Claire also competed in the National Agriscience Fair where they placed 4th in the Nation. This competition is an opportunity for students to complete a research project that is seen to be valuable to the agriculture industry. In order to compete in the competition their project had to be selected at the state level then be subject to national judging. At convention they had to present their project to a group of judges, answer questions about their process and topic area, and have their project on display during the convention for all to view.

Tess also competed in the National Public Speaking CDE where she received a bronze rating. For this competition Tess prepared an 8 minute speech on water conservation in the agriculture industry she then had to present her speech in a room with a group of judges and answer five minutes worth of questions on her topic.

Date Posted: 11/9/2016


Local Members Place in the Eastern United States Regional competition.

Members of the Lord Botetourt FFA attended the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield MA, to compete in the eastern regional Science Fair and Forestry Career Development Event (CDE). The Eastern States Exposition, better known as the Big E, is a multi-state fair where the FFA members from up and down the east coast congregate to participate in various competitions.

Tess Seibel and Claire Seibel both competed in the Agricultural Science Fair Competition where they placed 1st overall with their project on estrus synchronization in heifers.

Tess and Claire along with Kate Stevens and Caleb Rich also competed in the Forestry Judging CDE, in this completion students had to Identify common forest trees in New England, calculate the volume and value of standing timber, demonstrate their knowledge of the forestry industry by taking a written test, Identify common forestry tools, equipment and diseases. Overall the team placed 4th with Claire Seibel placing 5th and Tess Seibel placing 9th individually in the competition.

The Lord Botetourt FFA would like to thank everyone who has supported our chapter over the past year through our various fund raising activities. Without your support this trip would have not been possible.

Date Posted: 11/2/2016

HyperLink Lord Botetourt FFA planted potatoes at the end of last school and harvested them during the beginning of this year. Over 100 bushels were gleaned. Many went to local food pantries, and the rest were sold to garner money for FFA projects and to help the hungry.
Date Posted: 11/2/2016

State winners included Claire and Tess Seibel each placing 1st in the state in their proficiency award areas, Tess and Claire won their division with their agri-science fair project Tess placed 1st in Sr. Prepared Public Speaking Caleb Rich placed 1st in Computer Application Caleb and Michael Michael E Harlan were recognized for placing 1st in Tractor Troubleshooting Katelyn Stevens was recognized for winning the a National FFA scholarship and the State Fair Of VA scholarship Ryan Newton was recognized for winning a National FFA scholarship The Forestry team consisting of Caleb Rich, Claire Seibel, Tess Seibel and Katelyn Stevens were recognized for their 2nd place finish in the state Claire Seibel placed 3rd in the Job Interview Competition
Date Posted: 7/26/2016

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For information about Lord Botetourt High School FFA , please contact:
Lord Botetourt FFA
143 Poor Farm Rd
Fincastle, VA 24090

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