Kansas FFA Association

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  • USD #430

    Horton FFA Chapter
    1120 First Ave. East
    Horton, KS 66439

    Phone: (785) 486-2151

    Fax: (785) 486-2909

    Webpage: None

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Horton

Horton High School is a smaller 3A school located in northeast Kansas in Brown County. The school consists of approximately 200 student in high school. The Horton FFA Chapter is comprised of 25-35% of the student body yearly. Class sizes in the Agriculture Education Program are above average with most classes being full to capacity.

The Ag Ed Program consists of two c Career Pathways and the courses included are as follows

Agriscience-Introductory Course for both Pathways

Ag Business Pathway

Ag Mechanics Pathway

Highland Community College and the Northeast Technical College both have articulation agreements with the Horton Ag Ed Program which substantially reduces the cost of post secondary training at their institution for any student passing three courses in one of the HHS Ag Ed Pathways.

Career Development Events

Horton participates in most of the district and state CDEs. The concentration happens to be in:

The Chapter has always participated at a high level in District and State CDEs.

Scholarship

The Horton FFA has been one of the top Chapters in receiving scholarships from the National FFA in the past 10 years. The average received each year is nearly 3 national scholarships while our chapter gives out six local scholarships each year. Graduating seniors and their parents are always grateful for the additional support in pursuing their post-secondary training.

Community Service

Community Service is a large part of the Horton FFA. We are a smaller community with limited resources which provides the members with many opportunities to help give back. As of this date over 30 buildings have been built or remodeled by the students. The latest building was in cooperation with the City of Horton and the Kansas Kan-Step Community Grant Program where the students worked over 3000 hours to help build a community center for the City with a grant budget of $750,000. A Kansas KanStep Inspector/Coordinator deemed it as one of the best building built in this program of over 100 Community buildings in this program.

Other projects have been converting a lumber yard building into the USD 430 BOE Office, making over 10,000 square feet available to the district. Four memorial playgrounds been built in our town and surrounding communities. The football field has received a new large press box, 1000 square feet storage building, and a 3000 square foot locker room/concessions/restroom building.We have also received houses from the demolition list from the city and local banks which we have remodeled and put back into use in the city.

Our community is small but has a lot to offer and will continue to do so as long as cooperation, leadership and service continues to be at goal of the Horton FFA Chapter.