Located in Kiowa, Kansas, in Southern Barber County, the South Barber FFA Chapter is a backbone in providing leadership and community service to the towns of Hardtner, Hazelton and Kiowa. Formed after a three-school consolidation in the 1970's, South Barber FFA has been lead by agricultural education instructor Fred Gillig for over 25 years. With an active advisory council, this program has been built around the needs of the local communities and offers various classes ranging from animal science to plant science to agribusiness and small engines. Members of the South Barber FFA are involved in various types of events and CDEs, such as livestock judging, parliamentary procedure, public speaking, poultry judging, and Food For America to name a few. The chapter prides itself on its relationship with the community. Whether its collecting donations for Florida hurricane victims, mentoring students at the elementary school, or providing assistance during community celebration events, the South Barber FFA places service to others as a fundamental belief of the program. With the combination of a great teacher, excellent students and the strong backing of the communities and school officials, the South Barber FFA Chapter is and will continue to be a positive influence in Southern Kansas' agricultural communities.