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FFA/FLA


Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Monday, Februar 12, 2001

Click below to see photos of the following school's FFA and FLA/FHA groups.
Kingsland
Lanesboro
Fillmore Centeral
Mabel-Canton
Rushford

FFA-From Cows and Plows to Agribusiness
Providing opportunities for Fillmore Central Students

By Wayne Pike

The letters "F.F.A." used to stand for Future Farmers of America. It was an organization that helped prepare boys for a career in farming. In the past few decades, the name of the organization has remained the same, but the letters do not stand for Future Farmers of America anymore, nor does the organization limit itself to strictly farm related activities. It is with a great deal of pride that the FFA has reinvented itself to provide a vehicle for the advancement of young people of both genders who are interested in all aspects of agriculture, agribusiness and personal development.

Carlyn Kraabel has been the agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor for the Fillmore Central School District for the last eight years. He is among those in Minnesota highly qualified to explain how FFA helps to provide learning and leadership opportunities in agriculture. Kraabel has taught agricultural education for twenty-nine years, mostly at the high school level, since his graduation from the University of Minnesota in 1970. His career includes teaching positions at Caledonia, Spring Grove, and Mabel-Canton. He has been involved with the FFA since his own sophomore year in high school.

Kraabel explains that it is what he missed during his FFA experience, that helps him assess and provide opportunities for his students. Although he was a chapter officer, a member of the crops team, and attended the Minnesota FFA convention during each of his three years of participation, he points out that FFA has become much more. For example, one of the original purposes for FFA was to provide an e .....
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Keeping hope alive

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Spring Valley family copes with ALSBy Carol ThouinMonday, February 12, 2001

When Wes Blakeslee was a youngster growing up on a farm near Mystery Cave, he'd spend hours in the garage tinkering on motors and engines. "He li ..... 
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Now I think that I know it all

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Monday, February 12, 2001

I had written six hundred and seventy-six words in longhand on Wednesday. I always compose my subject in longhand and then, when Im satisfied with it, I type it and send it off for publication. I had just finished ty ..... 
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The Gift of Life

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Monday, December 18, 2000

When the phone rang at three a.m. last Monday morning, my husband Joe sat straight up out of a deep sleep, "Baby time," he said.

With one foot on the floor, he then heard me saying, "Yes, you can dry ginger a ..... 
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The X.F.L. is C.R.A.P.

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Monday, February 19, 2001

Like most Americans, I was intrigued by the XFL when it was first being advertised in the fall. I thought it could be the return to real football. Tough, smash mouth type football that players like Dick Butkus (who, b ..... 
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A Step Back in Time

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Monday, February 19, 2000

The elderly lady behind the counter says, "Here are your tickets. You must go upstairs now and when you hear the bell, you must come down and begin the tour. No one is allowed into the Clock Museum without a tour guid ..... 
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Beneath Tropical Seas

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Monday, February 5, 2001

Waves roll in and then recede, as the ocean endlessly caresses this lonely tropical shore. Shallow, crystal clear and deliciously warm are the waters of the all-encompassing sea. The white sand beach is deserted, polis ..... 
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Escape from America

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Monday, December 11, 2000

I guess Im a snowbird at heart because every year about this time, once the temperature dips below zero and looks like its going to stay there awhile, I start yearning to go south. Way south. All the way down to Ecu ..... 
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Telephones

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Monday, February 12, 2001

It is Saturday and the telephone rang again for about the sixth time and it is only two p.m. The various jingles, tones, and warbling throughout the house barely stir me. The kids will get it. The phone hardly ever ri ..... 
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