Ohio, Pa. FFAers place at convention


Pictured (left to right): Coach Rachael Topp, Sage Kopronica, Ben Miller, Tessa Topp, Tyler Topp and John Eberly.

INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization held its 83rd National FFA Convention Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. Career development event winners were announced at the annual awards banquet during the convention.
National career development event winners from Ohio and Pennsylvania were:

Agricultural Communications

Team: Fifth place — Kayla Porter, Caitlin Robinson, Daniel Quincel, Sara Russ and John Miller, all of Amanda-Clearcreek FFA, Ohio.
Individual: Seventh place — Sara Russ of Amanda-Clearcreek FFA, Ohio.

Agricultural Sales

Individual: 10th place — Jeremy Haldeman of Manheim FFA, Pa.


Team: Fourth place — Kyle Dresback, Alicia Dysert, Riley Hall and Blake Taylor, all of North Union FFA. Ohio.
Individual: First place– Kyle Dresback of North Union FFA, Ohio; Ninth place — Blake Taylor of North Union FFA, Ohio.

Dairy Cattle Evaluation

Team: Seventh place — Caitlyn Pool, Ashley Mohn, and Kaitlin Gelsinger, all of Conrad Weiser FFA, Pa.; Ninth place — Tyler Topp, Tessa Topp, Sage Kopronica and Ben Miller, all of Northwestern-Wayne FFA, Ohio.
Individual: First place — Kaitlin Gelsinger of Conrad Weiser FFA, Pa.

Dairy Foods

Team: Sixth place — Rachel Townsley, Elizabeth Lochridge, Makenzy Karnehm, and Cara Adams, all of Urbana FFA National, Ohio.

Environmental and Natural Resources’

Teams Fifth place — Quinn Hosler, Shaylyn Allen, Kayla Starlin, and Robert Meyer, all of Chief Logan FFA, Ohio.
Individual: 10th Place– Shaylyn Allen of Chief Logan FFA, Ohio.

Extemporaneous Public Speaking

Individual: Fourth Place — Jeff Stimmell of Hillsdale FFA, Ohio.

Farm Business Management

Individual: Seventh place — Vance Brown of State College Little Lions FFA, Pa.

Food Science and Technology

Team: First place — Taylor Helbig, Amelia Howe, Kellsey Turner, and Katherine Beekman, all of Oley Valley FFA, Pa. Eighth place — Hannah Shock, Ashley Picering, Kristen Deter and Kelsey King, all of Hillsdale FFA, Ohio.
Individual: First place — Amelia Howe of Oley Valley FFA, Pa.; Fifth place –Kellsey Turner of Oley Valley FFA, Pa.; Sixth place — Kelsey King of Hillsdale FFA, Ohio.


Team: Seventh place — Katie Gaskins, Dirk Lewis, Robbie Householder and Brooklyn Jackson, all of Sheridan FFA, Ohio.

Poultry Evaluation

Team: Fifth place — Andy Barlage, Eric Grilliot, Chad Knapke and Courtney Toops, all of Versailles FFA, Ohio.
Individual: Ninth place — Andy Barlage of Versailles FFA, Ohio.

Credit: National FFA Organization.


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