A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 8, 2009


ASHLAND, Ohio — On Sept. 15, the Mapleton FFA soil judging team swept the meet, having nine of the top 10 competitors from the Mapleton FFA chapter, in rural judging.

The following students placed top 10 in the soil judging for rural: Roger Tobias, Shelby Rohr, Jared Wynn, Andrew Hutman, Kate Briggs, Deandra Lowman, Hillary Krause and Tyler Hower.

The team moved on to districts on Sept. 30, along with the urban team.

The urban team consisted of Ranelle Johns, Emily McKinley, Olivia Whitaker and Kassidy Imber.

The team placed third in the soils competition for urban soils and also competed Sept. 30 at districts.

On Sept. 20, the Ashland County fair began. The Mapleton FFA was represented well by the many students who showed animals and participated in still projects.

Several students did well with their projects. In photography Hayley Younce, Brooke Jones, Erin Dull and Kelsey Diederich all received a grade A and Jessica Burrows and Melissa Miller earned a grade B.

In vegetable selection, Jared Wynn got best of show with his soybeans. Tyler Hower got an A in soybeans and corn, along with Dylan Banfield who got grade A in soybean selection.

Garrett Canfield earned grade A in soybeans, corn selection and hybrid corn.

In the steer show the Mapleton FFA come out on the top. Colton Hickey was grand champion market steer, first place class D market steer and first place showmanship for age 14.

Jared Wynn won first place 15-16 showmanship, first place class A and market steer fifth overall.

Garrett Canfield received reserved grand champion, third in class A and third in class D market steer.

The members also did well in the hog show; those who received awards included: Jared Wynn, first place in age 16 showmanship and third and class O; Erin Dull, sixth in showmanship for age 14, fourth in class; Dylan Banfield achieved eighth in showmanship and first in class; Katie Hazek, third in weight class and Colton Hickey, first place age 14 showmanship and third place in weight class.

In the goat show Jessica Burrows place first in pack goats, fifth in senior showmanship, third in aged doe five years and up, third in mother daughter class, fourth pygmy senior showmanship, fifth in senior weather class, fourth in senior doe, first in advanced doe and third in breeders trio.

Ranelle Johns got first in class for dairy market goat.

In the rabbit show Casey Hildebrandt got first in class.

Jessica Burrows got ninth in senior rabbit showmanship, ninth in senior buck mini rex and fourth in doe mini rex.

Kacy Chandler received eighth in showmanship and fourth in doe and litter.
Dylan Banfield showed and won eighth in market rabbit, eighth in showmanship and third in meat pen.

In the chicken show and turkey show Katie Mennell got third place market turkey. In the chicken show Kacy Chandler got ninth in chicken showmanship and ninth in the broiler show.

Paul Mencl received third in turkey showmanship and seventh with a breeding turkey.

In the lamb show Rachel Bechtel won third in the lamb under weight class.

Herman Haupricht got second in the lamb class.

Adam Heffelfinger got first in showmanship for senior class.

On Sept. 30, the chapter competed in the district soil judging contest.

The urban team consisted of Kate Briggs, Ranelle Johns, Olivia Whitaker and Emily McKinley.

The rural team was made up of students Roger Tobias, Shelby Rohr, Jared Wynn and Andrew Hutman.

Kassidy Imber and Tyler Hower assisted the team by taking pictures of the students judging the pits.

The other counties that competed against our team were Huron, Erie, Richland, Ashland, Crawford and Lorain.


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