Chartered in 1939 as Hamshire-New Holland FFA, now the Hamshire-Fannett FFA Chapter, maintains over 165 members. Located in Southeast Texas just south of Beaumont, Tx our FFA members participate in South Texas State Fair as well as Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Along with showing livestock our FFA members may choose to compete in a Leadership Development Event: Chapter Conducting, Radio Broadcasting, Ag Issues Forum, Public Relations Presentation, Job Interview, Public Speaking, Jr and Sr. Farm Skills Team or in a Career Development Event such as Meats Judging, Livestock Judging, Floriculture, Landscape, Poultry Judging, and Horse Judging to name a few. Raising livestock projects require an enormous amount of commitment and responsibility. It should be considered a family project with the responsibility resting on the FFA member to feed, care and raise the animal for the show ring. Raising animal projects is not a requirement, but is an excellent way to develop responsibility, solid character traits, and have fun along the way!!