Wednesday, June 29, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Lost purse @ Maverick's Friday night June 24. Please return. No questions asked. Reward. 830-391-4013

VideoFound: male intact dog found in middle of road on 467 near Olmos loop area. Taking to a rescue or shelter soon. Cannot keep. If yours call Crystal at 830-832-4270.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Your #1 Advertising Resource! Call 830-216-4519.
Chemical treater truck operator wanted, 2 years experience minimum, must have DOT Class A CDL with hazmat and tanker endorsement. Leave a message at 210-259-7646.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

The 411: Youth


Corbin entertains EC FFA members for ‘Year of the Farmer’


Corbin entertains EC FFA members  for ‘Year of the Farmer’
East Central FFA officers join the musician after a special Easton Corbin Quiz.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
November 13, 2013
2,285 views
Post a comment

By Kylie Patterson

SAN ANTONIO -- Country music singer Easton Corbin entertained East Central FFA members for the “Year of the Farmer Tour” sponsored by Dodge Ram. Corbin met with members from East Central FFA, the Somerset FFA, the Highlands FFA and the Clemens FFA Oct. 25 to talk about the importance that agriculture plays in the lives of Americans.

He involved the audience in his presentation, including East Central FFA President Tommy Fletcher in his introduction. Kylie Patterson recited the FFA Creed, and another senior group of FFA officers -- Ciarra Gawlik, Stephanie Geistweidt, and Jordan Hevner -- took a special Easton Corbin Quiz. Behind the scenes, Johnna Pieniazek was helping the media make connects with Easton Corbin himself.

A concert of Corbin’s music and some other superstars proceeded for about 45 minutes, with a message that rang out loud and clear: The American farmer is the backbone of this country and there is a place for you in agriculture. The private event was sponsored by Dodge Ram as part of their “‘Year of the Farmer” presentation that began in February with the Super Bowl commercial by Paul Harvey. Dodge pledged up to $1 million to the national FFA; for every hit on their online commercial, Dodge would give $1.

However, the commercial by Dodge Ram sparked more than a fund-raising opportunity for the FFA; it began to build a sense of pride in a vocation that will be needed to feed and clothe our exploding population. It is expected that by the year 2050 our world population will be more than 9 billion people. This group will require our world farmers to increase their production by 100 percent. This is simply a daunting task.

Before leaving to go back on tour, Corbin signed a Gibson guitar that the East Central FFA members will use for a fund-raiser, with proceeds to support East Central FFA members at their local county livestock show.

For more information about the East Central FFA, contact the advisors at 210-581-1185.


Kylie Patterson is a member of the East Central FFA and an agricultural advocate.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

The 411: Youth Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Area flute ensembles compete at state (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Donnell is a UNT grad (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Guzman is a Southside High School grad (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. LV students earn fifth in World Odyssey event (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Morehous graduates from UNT (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Peterson graduates from Eastern New Mexico (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Reagan Ehlers graduates from UTSA (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. SFA announces spring grads (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale’s Book Wizards clinch ‘Name That Book!’ title (June 29, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Baylor releases spring dean’s list (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Book it! Fourth graders become authors (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Poth Honor Rolls (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TAMU-Kingsville releases spring honors lists (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas A&M-Corpus announces spring grads (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Falls City Library plans summer activities (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia UIL competes at State (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Life Church plans VBS (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stuffed animals sleepover at library (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Who Rescued Who’ East Central student wins Congressional Art Competition (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Falls City Honor Roll (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Karnes City High School grads receive scholarships (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Luther Thomas Elementary School honor roll (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. LV Shoestring Stage Productions awards scholarship (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Poth students make a difference (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Sacred Heart Church celebrates its youth at Fun Day (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Students place in essay contest (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Take on Lego Robotics at library (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. UNT names Donnell to dean’s list (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cadets win award! (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Fertile ground for graduates (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Maker Hangout in Poth, Stockdale (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Millionaire Club (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Students go the extra mile (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Nature Challenge (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Vacation Bible School in June (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Witness balloon magic (June 1, 2016)
NIE school
Voncille Bielefeld homeAllstate & McBride RealtyTriple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.