Roundup of FFA news for Aug. 20, 2020

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Spencer Gottschling (Elyria), Edwin Hicks (Firelands), Victoria Sprague (Keystone) and Emily Wells (Midivew), Lorain County JVS FFA students, competed in a Virtual Floral Competition.

LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — Nine members of the Loudonville FFA Chapter competed the week of Aug. 10 in two different Ohio FFA Career Development Events that were postponed since April.

The poultry CDE team placed 11th in Ohio, with Sidney Portz earning first for Loudonville FFA, followed by Linde Hahn, Ellie Eikleberry and Emily Dickson rounding out the team. They took a pretest in March about husbandry, housing, feeding and more.

The competition in August was all virtual and included internal and external egg grading, carcass grading and identification of turkey and chicken cuts.

The nature interpretation CDE team included Cody Morris, Grant Portz, Brett Carnegie, Peyton Regan and Jenna Book. The virtual competition included identification of mammal skulls, songbirds, amphibians, wood land and swamp plants, scenarios for naturalists working at parks and more. Results of the competition were not posted at the time of this article.

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OBERLIN, Ohio — Four Lorain County JVS FFA Chapter members recently competed in the FFA Floriculture Career Development event. Due to current restrictions, this year’s competition was online. This FFA competition requires students to identify plants, fresh flowers, tools and diseases.

The JVS team, which consisted of landscape and greenhouse management seniors Emily Wells (Midview) and Victoria Sprague (Keystone) and industrial equipment mechanic seniors Edwin Hicks (Firelands) and Spencer Gottschling (Elyria) placed second in the state. Additionally, Wells placed seventh individually and Sprague placed eighth.

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