JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter sent three members to The Big E in Massachusetts to compete in the agronomy contest Sept. 13-14. The team consisted of Emily Bon, Hannah Shock and Jeff Stimmell.
The team was awarded this outstanding opportunity for placing second at the state level.
Before arriving at the Big E, the team visited Sorrowton Village and attended a circus where they saw elephants and rope walkers.
When the team arrived at the Big E they took a walk down the Avenue of States, a road inside the fairgrounds where there are six buildings representing six states. Inside these buildings were vendors selling products native to those states.
While participating in the Agronomy Career Development Event, the team had to take a written exam, identify plants and seeds and perform a soil survey.
The team competed against six other teams which also placed second at their state competitions.
Emily Bon placed first in the contest, Hannah Shock placed second and Jeff Stimmell placed third. Their hard work and dedication brought the gold home to Ohio.