This is Mormon Trail FFA’s first year having their own, newly charted chapter, which they were recognized for at state convention in Ames. Here, a few members attended and participated in meals for the heartland. Since separating from Central Decatur, Mormon Trail’s sixteen members have been very busy. In May, members hung flags in the Humeston Cemetery for Memorial Day. Officers Brett Leer (president), Baylee Head (VP), Kaylee Parmer (secretary), James Evans (treasurer), Mackinzie Wright (reporter), Brittany Knust (reporter), Reece Myers (sentinel), and Jamie Young (chaplain) attended officer training in June. Kaylee Parmer and Reece Vandell showed at Decatur county fair, and Brett Leer, James Evans, Andrew Reed, and Baylee Head showed at Lucas County fair. At the state fair, Kaylee Parmer, Britany and Courtney Knust, and Reece Vandell participated in Little Hands on the Farm. The state livestock judging team received a silver rating, and the sub-district and district soil judging team received a bronze rating. At Osceola CDE day, the novice team placed first and the greenhand team placed third. Greenhand members (new members), attended a fire up camp at Indianola. The chapter successfully sold mums for a fundraiser, and they are currently selling assorted fruit, cheese, and candy items. One of their biggest accomplishments this year was adopting a section of highway 65, where you can see a sign displayed recognizing them. They are in the process of starting  up a middle school FFA for Mormon Trail as well. In the future, members plan to do trash clean up, and host a parent/member banquet.