ANDOVER, Ohio — Six members of the Pymatuning Valley FFA participated in the District 3 urban and rural soils contest Oct. 2 in Marshallville, Ohio.
The urban team consisted of Katie Stokes, Tyler Dunbar, and Zac Conoboy, The rural team consisted of Austin Gruskiewicz, Adelle Bogardus, and Markus Christ.

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HANOVERTON, Ohio — A United FFA soils team, made up of first-time sophomore contestants, competed in a recent soils contest. The FFA’ers received seventh place in rural soils judging and fifth in urban soils.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — On Sept. 25, the Northwestern FFA traveled to Smithville for the county soil judging contest.

Urban soil judging contestants included Katie Stull, Philip Eberly, Austen Wood, Rae Rempher, Christie Franks, Michael Nutter, Robert Stinemetz, Emily Cromer, Jazon LeMaster, Tatum Franczek, Emily Finley, Jessie Bair, Dawson Flinn, Reiley Murphy, Hunter Kanzeg, Spencer Deming, Kaitlyn Gifford, TJ Cromer, MyKenzie Snyder, MacCayla Holbrook, Ally Ruegg, Kyle Piscione, Dillion Coffman, Lyndsey Chanay, Cody Starling, and Derek Hudson. The team placed first overall, with Stull, Eberly, Wood, Rempher, and Franks placing in the top five individual scores for the chapter.

The rural soil judging participants — Shania Reed, Kierstyn Wood, Kaci Way, Emily Flinn, Cory Leighty, Cody Morrow, David Miley, Brittany Slanczka, Dakota Jester, AlanMichael Ulrich, and Ben Vaughn — also placed first as a team.

Individually, Flinn and Wood tied for first, Reed placed second, Way was third, Morrow was fourth and Leighty was fifth for the chapter.

During the week of the Wayne County Fair, members participated in the recycling program, collecting recycling items around the fairgrounds after the fair closed. Members collected recycling items such as cardboard boxes, plastics, food waste and cans. This year members were able to remove many pounds of recyclables from the waste stream of the fair without any cost to the fair board.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — Thirty-five students of the Black River FFA agriculture education department attended the Farm Science Review, Sept. 24.
The Review offered students the opportunity to learn about new and emerging technologies in agriculture and environmental sciences, new farming equipment, and livestock breed associations.

Students also participated in field plot demonstrations where new implements were put to use while demonstrating emerging practices in planting, harvesting, and conservation methods.

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