Ohio FFA members receive awards

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Stars over Ohio awards

(The following are some of the key winners at the 87th Ohio FFA Convention. Farm and Dairy was not able to attend May 1.)

New chapters: Cleveland East Tech FFA (reinstated), Eastern FFA (reinstated), Milton Union FFA, Minford FFA (reinstated), and Vinton County FFA (reinstated).

Ohio’s national winners: American Star in Agriscience, Sarah Cox, Zane Trace; Agriscience Research-Integrated Systems, Audrey Hoey, Zane Trace; Emerging Agricultural Technology, Tyler Parcell, Fayetteville; Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management, Ross Andre, Wauseon; Food Science and Technology, Derek Hoffman, Ridgewood; Forest Management and Products, Charlie Miller, Miami Trace; Outdoor Recreation, Garrett Leeds, Fairbanks; and Swine Production-Entrepreneurship, Blake Campbell, Waterford; Agronomy CDE – North Union FFA (4 students).

Stars over Ohio: Star Farmer, Bailey Gompf, Mount Gilead; Star in Agribusiness, Dakota McKee, Ridgemont; Star in Ag Placement, Sam Robertson, Buckeye Central; and Star in Agriscience, Maria Cox, Zane Trace.

Star American Degree representatives: Star American Farmer, Austin Wippel, Westfall; Star American in Agribusiness, Dakota McKee, Ridgemont; Star American in Agricultural Placement, Jakob Wilson, Fairbanks.

Gold-rated chapters: Blanchester, Delphos, Fairfield Union, Northeastern Clark, Oak Harbor, Union Local, Versailles and Westfall.

Agricultural Communications CDE: First-place team, Amanda Clearcreek FFA; and first-place individual, also from Amanda Clearcreek, Josie Montoney.

Public speaking: Prepared Public Speaking, Samantha Young, Amanda Clearcreek; and Beginning Prepared, Lexie Kougher, Amanda Clearcreek.

Extemporaneous Speaking, Josie Montoney, Amanda Clearcreek; and Advanced Creed, Dylan Kovach, Sheridan; Creed, Jarrett Crowthers, Edgewood Butler Tech.

Proficiency winners: Wildlife Production and Management, Brandon Magee, Covington High School; Veterinary Science, Abby Motter, Crestview High School; Vegetable Production, Samuel Richer, Wauseon High School; Turf Grass Management, Justin Lorentz, West Holmes High School; Swine Production Placement, Kathryn Barney, Anthony Wayne-Penta High School; Swine Production Entrepreneurship, Augustas Mitchem, Miami Trace High School; Speciality Crop Production, Clinton Liming, Felicity-Franklin High School; and Specialty Animal Production, Bethany Carlson, Edgerton High School.

Small Animal Production, Laci Welch, Marysville High School; Sheep Production, Kathleen Tuggle, Firelands High School; Poultry Production, Mitchell Swonger, River Valley High School;

Outdoor Recreation, Gabriel Watern, Tri-Village-MVCTC High School; Organic Ag, Devon Mullen, Amanda-Clearcreek High School; Nursey Operations, Zebulon Burton, South Central High School; Landscape Management, Troy Mabis, Talawanda-Butler Tech High School;

Home and Community Development, Bailey Wagner, Ridgemont High School; Grain Production Placement, Justin Gravatt, North Union High School; Grain Production Entrepreneurship, Cody Perry, Anthony Wayne-Penta High School;

Goat Production, Emily Beal, Miami East-MVCTC High School; Fruit Production, Alexandra Sabine, Firelands High School; Forest Management and Products, Blake Fox, Lancaster High School; Forage Production, Janell Dean, Lynchburg-Clay High School; Food Science and Technology, Mariah Cox, Zane Trace High School; and Fiber and Oil Crop Production, Tyler Stegbauer, Fayetteville High School.

Washington Leadership Scholarships: The Ohio FFA Alumni presented $450 scholarships to Jodie Montoney, Amanda-Clearcreek; Vanessa Corboy, Eastern Brown; Riley Evans, Miami Trace; Jessie Gibson, Norwayne; Brandon O’Dell, Spencerville; and Brianne Buzard, Versailles; Emma Lynne Johnson, Westfall.

The Marathon Oil Co. sponsored $250 scholarships for Alicia Klohn, Clyde; and Hannah Farr, Paulding. Ohio AgriWomen sponsored a $300 scholarship for Natalyn Landis, Bloom Carroll.

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Chris Kick served Farm and Dairy's readership as a reporter for nearly a decade before accepting a job at Iowa State University Extension. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University.

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