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Ag Facilities Contract

Lake Travis FFA Animal Project Center

CONTRACT for USE

 

 

 

These rules are subject to change at any time at the discretion:

1.  FACILITY USE – The Lake Travis FFA Animal Project Center, also known as the Ag Center is for use of FFA members to provide housing and care of their respective FFA livestock projects. All rules and procedures governing the Project Center are outline as follows.

2.  PEN RENTAL - $50 per project excluding cattle. Cattle will be $100 per project shall be made out to Lake Travis FFA, before receiving an animal or intent to raise an animal.  This lease will terminate two week after the closing date of the target show for each individual animal, unless other arrangements are made with the Ag Science Teacher(s).  Target show means the terminal show the animal is entered in (including the Travis County Youth Show).

3. PEN DEPOSIT – A deposit of $100 must be paid for a member to be in “good standing” and participate in any/all livestock shows. The deposit will be returned when the contract has been terminated AND CLEANED when deemed acceptable by the Ag Science instructors or can be “rolled-over” to the following year if requested. . Failure to attend the designated “Clean-Up Day” will result in losing their deposit. If a student is unable to attend for any reason, they are responsible for finding a suitable replacement/parent or make prior arrangements with the Ag Science Teacher for other assigned duties.

4.  PEN ASSIGNMENTS – The pens will be a first come first served basis. The assignments will not be changed without Ag teacher approval.

5.  FEEDING HOURS – Animals are to be fed between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday – Sunday.  The Ag Science Teachers(s) must approve any alteration of feeding times. This is for the safety of all involved.

6.  MEDICATION - Monthly vaccinations to maintain general health, such as de-wormers, vitamins and other medications will be administered under the supervision of the Ag Science Teacher(s) by the student or students enrolled in animal related courses.  Any other medication administered by the student, parent or any other individual must be with the consent of a veterinarian and/or the Ag Science Teacher.  The Teachers are responsible for signing livestock entries at shows verifying ethical practices, so they must be kept aware of any and ALL medication used on livestock for any reason.

7.  ANIMAL AND PEN CARE – Animals must be fed and watered 2 times per day unless otherwise instructed.  Animal pens must be cleaned and maintained daily. No waste will be kept in the barns at any time for any animal (buckets).

8.  MAINTENANCE – Each student will be expected to keep the area in front of their pens clean. You are also responsible to clean up if your animal defecates anywhere other than its pen. Feed bags will be taken to the dumpster when empty. All feces, hair, wool, etc… must be cleaned from the wash racks when you are finished washing your animal

9.  NEGLECTED ANIMALS – Any animal neglected, abandoned, or abused will be removed from the barn and be charged a $100 hauling/handling fee to deliver the animal to the nearest Auction Barn.  Removal of an animal will occur after one written notification from the Ag Science Teacher(s).  Removal of animals from the barn forfeits any further use of facilities.

10.  PARKING – Designated areas will be provided for student / parent parking, any student / parent caught speeding, driving recklessly; spinning tires in the gravel or driving in unauthorized areas (including grassy or muddy areas) will be subject to disciplinary action.

11.  INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR – Anyone abusing any person, animal or property will be required to remove their animals from the barn and forfeit future use of all Ag facilities.  An individual that harms any animal will be held liable.  Students are expected to act in a professional manner at all times at the agriculture facility.  Any student serving an assignment in an AEP or a suspension will not be allowed to enter the Ag facility.  There will be not consumption or possession of any type of drug, alcohol or tobacco related products on the premises. NO LOAD MUSIC WILL BE TOLERATED!

12.  PERSONAL PROPERTY – Personal property (such as halters, buckets, show sticks, etc) stored at the barn is not available for public use unless you have obtained permission from the owner of said property.  “IF it is not yours, leave it alone.” Lake Travis ISD and its employees are not responsible for theft or damage of any personal items.

13.  PROBLEMS – ANYONE AWARE OF DAMAGE OR A PROBLEM AT THE BARN IS OBLIGATED TO REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THE AG TEACHER OR THE POSTED PHONE NUMBER PROVIDED IN THE BARNS. This includes but is not limited to broken water lines, electrical problems, panels, etc.

14.  ABANDONED EQUIPMENT – Any feed cans, feeders, buckets, show boxes, etc, that is not removed for the Ag barn within (30) days after the Star of Texas Show, will become the property of the FFA Chapter.

15.  FITTING – All projects will be fitted by students, Ag teachers, parents and/or guardians only.  Projects that have to be professionally fitted will need to make arrangements to show through 4H.  Such projects shall not be housed at the Ag barn.

16.  ILLEGAL DRUGS AND AMINALS – Any student and or family using illegal drugs on animals will be removed from the program.

17.  PEN MODIFICATION – No modifications will be made on the pen without the consent of the Ag teacher.  All modifications will be done at the student’s expense, unless deemed otherwise by the Ag teacher. In cases where common fence separates two or more student’s pens, all students involved will be considered responsible for any necessary repair. 

18.  ANIMAL HOUSING – Animals will be housed at the Lake Travis FFA Animal Project Center or the student’s home.  Any exceptions to housing of animals require permission of the Ag teacher.  Ag teachers will not supervise projects outside of the Lake Travis ISD without special conditions and permission of the administration of LTISD and Travis County Youth Show Executive Committee.

19.  RECORD SYSTEM – All animal projects house at the barn  will have current records maintained by the exhibitor as a part of the FFA Supervised Agriculture Experience Program.  Record book materials will be supplied by the Ag Teachers, along with proper training and will include expense, income, medication and activities pertaining to the animal project.  Such records justify the need for use of the school facility for privately owned livestock.

20.  GATES – All gates should remain closed at all times to protect animals from fleeing the Barn area.

21.  FREE ROAMING ANIMALS – There may be no free-roaming livestock at the facility.

22.  FEED STORAGE – Livestock, feed and tack should be kept in the assigned feed storage area.  It should be kept in a dry, varmint-proof container that will keep feed fresh for consumption.  Feed sacks that are emptied will be promptly placed in trashcans or a dumpster at the facility.  Any old or spoiled feed will be discarded and not poured onto the ground.  All tack is to be labeled by the student.

23.  PETS – No pets or other animals may be brought to the facility. Any damage caused by such other pets or animals will be the financial responsibility of the owner of that animal. 

24.  AG FACILITY “CLEAN-UP” DAY – The appearance of the agriculture facility is a priority; there will be periodic “Ag Facility Clean-Up Days” which are required for students with animal projects housed at the agriculture facility. If a student is unable to attend for any reason, there are responsible for finding a suitable replacement. The last Ag Facility Clean-Up Day is mandatory to receive your deposit

25.  AG SCIENCE TEACHER(S) USE of ANIMALS - Student projects may be used by the Ag teacher for livestock judging practice or to teach skills such as weighing, leading or vaccination.

26.  PROBLEMS AND CHAIN OF COMMAND – When a problem or concern arises, the best way to resolve it is by following a set of “chain-of-commands”. Always begin with the Ag teacher, Administrative Liaison, Principal, Central Office.

27.  FAILURE TO ADHERE AND ABIDE BY THE ABOVE PROVISIONS AND ALL LTISD RULES AND STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT, WILL CONSTITUTE BREACH OF CONTRACT AND AUTHORIZE THE AG SCIENCE TEACHER(S) TO ASSESS A $100 HAULING/HANDLING FEE TO DELIVER THE ANIMAL TO THE NEAREST AUCTION BARN, THE PROCEEDS FROM THE AUCTION BARN WILL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE FFA ACTIVITY ACCOUNT AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED.




Documents

 
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LT FFA Ag Facility Contract Lake Travis Admin 9/5/2018 243 KB


 
 

 

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