A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 5, 2015:


WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter has been teaching elementary students about agriculture through the Ag in the Classroom committee for many years.

They teach students about many agricultural topics throughout the year, including trees, dairy products, soil, farm animals, flowers, Freddie the Fish with Kelly Riley from the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, and a petting zoo.

The committee also provides T-shirts for all Ag in the Classroom participants. For the third year, Farm Credit Mid-America has donated $500 to sponsor the shirts as well as provide funding for the program.

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NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio — The Buckeye Central FFA held the District 2 public speaking contest Feb. 24.

Kelsey Fife, of Lucas, received first in the extemporaneous category. Morgan Vogt of Shelby won first in beginning prepared.

Sarah Hunker, of Bellevue, won advanced prepared. Jenna Siegel, of Colonel Crawford, won the creed speaking contest.

Cameron Smedley of Shelby won advanced creed. Megan McCoy received third place in beginning prepared, and Alex Dearsman received fifth place in creed speaking.


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