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SEEKING HOST FAMILIES Would you like to learn more about another country without leaving home? I am looking for families, couples, and singles to host high school aged foreign exchange students for the 2017- 2018 school year. Student American International and ERDT/Share are committed to finding great homes for wonderful students who wish to “Live a lifetime in a year!” Our students come with their own spending money, they are covered by their own insurance, are well- educated, and speak fluent English. Hosting is a way to give back to the world from the comfort of your own home. Call Barb Markowski in Ord for more information! (308) 730-1504 Greenhouse Seeking Student Workers The Trotter Greenhouse is looking for students interested in participating in a new summer program currently being developed for Litchfield Public Schools. Duties will vary from day to day, but focus on fruit and vegetable production in the gardens. Those interested should be age 8 and up and willing to volunteer mornings or afternoons two to three days a week. While this is a volunteer program, hours will be tracked and a reward will be established. Duties will vary from day to day but will provide the students with knowledge of fruit and vegetable production as well as maintenance in a business atmosphere. It will be a great opportunity for the students to learn valuable life skills, learn how a business functions and work together to achieve goals. If interested, please contact Gary Lawrence at the Trotter Greenhouse. 308-446-2250 Farm to School Beef Program The students continue to enjoy the locally raised beef donated by Gary and Diane Feldman for the Farm to School lunch program. We are always willing to speak to anyone that would like to learn more about the program as well as anyone that might be interested in donating. For more information, please contact Brian Johnson at the school. 308-446-2244 FFA News/Updates Litchfield FFA had a meeting on Tuesday, April 25 in the Ag building. The topics of discussion included the upcoming COLT Conference for next year’s officers as well as Supervised Agricultural Experiences this summer. Greenhand Degrees were also awarded. Greenhand Degrees are awarded to students that meet the requirements of the degree which includes participating in an Ag Education class. Students that received the degree included: Blaine Goodner, Emilee Sweley, Tyler Wood, Meghan Kratzer, Jacob Swearingen, Kaleb Rosentreader and Tacey Shafer. The officers for the 2017-18 school year were also announced: President - Christopher Paitz, Vice President – John Zimmer, Secretary – Meghan Kratzer, Treasurer – Tacey Shafer, Sentinel – Jacob Swearingen, Reporter – To be determined in the fall. FFA at State Conference 6