A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 29, 2009

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Northwestern FFA soils team (left to right, back row): Chris Thomas, Tessa Hershey, Adam Krueger, Ashley Cromer; (front row): Jessica Wellert, Sabrina Johnson, Sarhra Flinn and Misty Meuer.

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA Chapter participated in the Wayne County soil judging contest, hosted by the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Smithville FFA Chapter Sept. 24.

The contest was judged by Dr. Tom Zimmerman and Duane Wood.

The urban team was made up of Jessica Wellert, Adam Krueger, Kayti Karickhoff, Anna Miley, Savannah Gregan, Brittany Whitmore, Amber Franks, Katryna Ousley, Chris Thomas, Misty Meuer, Alyson Michael, Ashley Cromer, and Mitch Dillon.

Wellert tied for third place individual.

The rural team was made up of Tessa Hershey, Sarhra Flinn, Zane Dilyard, Justin Rood, and Sabrina Johnson. Johnson placed fifth individually.

Both teams traveled to Triway for the District 3 Soil Career Development Event Oct. 1. The urban team consisted of Wellert, Dillon, Thomas, Krueger, and Meuer. The rural team consisted of Hershey, Flinn, Justin Rood, Cromer, and Johnson. Hershey placed fifth individually.

Both teams then traveled to Clinton County in Willmington for the state competition on Oct.10.

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BEVERLY, Ohio — The Fort Frye FFA recently competed in states soils and placed 11th at state in rural soils.

Team members included Bridget Shafer, Hannah Lang and Heidi Heiss.

The chapter has started its fruit sale. Contact the school at 740-984-2376 to order.

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ASHLAND, Ohio — On Oct. 19, the Mapleton FFA chapter started its annual citrus sale. The sale also includes jerky and apples.

To purchase fruit, contact a FFA member or Charlie Warthling at 419-945-2188 or at mapl_warthli@tccsa.net.

The Mapleton FFA chapter sent nine first-year members to Greenhand Camp Oct. 11-12.

Greenhand Camp was held at Camp Conger. The following students attended camp: Kristen Roberts, Logan Stokes, Alaina Lowman, Shannon Lowman, Colton Hickey, Herman Haupricht, Adam Heffelfinger, Paige Reisinger, and Mandy Adkins.

The students spent time learning the fundamentals of being a well-rounded FFA member. There were leadership games and activities, and the students were ask to set goals to influence their peers and community in a positive way.

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