Roundup of FFA news for Oct. 12, 2017

Norwayne FFA Chapter

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The West Muskingum FFA Chapter had 19 members participate in the Urban Soils CDE Sept. 28, at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio State University.

The team placed first overall, and qualified for the state soils contest, to be held Oct. 14.

The top four members were: Olivia, first place; Cayden, third; Owen, 13th and Tyler, 15th. Other members participating: Cayci, Grant, Emma, Laklyn, Andrew M., Ethan, Joey F., Riley, Tyler H., Joey S., Josh, Andrew D., Madison, Ashley and Hunter.

Fourteen FFA members participated in the Agricultural Soils CDE, also at the Ohio State research station.

The team placed ninth overall. Top four members were: Gabe, 21st; Zach, 22nd; Brooklyn, 56th and Emma, 62nd. Other members participating: Blake L., Taylor, Kylie, Blake W., Carson, Lola, Brodey, Jacob, Corbin and Justin.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA members competed in the district soil judging contest hosted by Southeast High School in Ravenna.

David Miley, Kyle Badger, Kyle Piscione, Briana Troyan and Jessie Bair competed in the rural career development event. The team placed first overall.

Individually Miley earned first, Badger earned third, Piscione earned fourth and Troyan earned fifth.

In the urban portion of the contest, Austen Wood, Cody Morrow, Cody Tegtmeier, Michael Nutter and Beth Kanzeg competed.

The urban soil judging team also won first place. Wood earned first, Tegtmeier earned third, Morrow earned sixth, Nutter earned seventh and Kanzeg was tenth overall for the contest.

The state soils contest will be Oct. 14 both the urban and rural teams will compete.

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CRESTON, Ohio — The Norwayne FFA Chapter soil judging team participated in county and district judging contests the first two weeks of September. Team members included Peyton Mullet, Gavin Stika, Reese Barstow, Evan Marty, Emily Croft, Aubrey Csapo, Charity Gasser, Jacob Aubrey, Tim Gunkleman, Tierra Slaubaugh, Michael Garrison and Kayla Collins.

At the county competition, Sept. 20, the team placed fourth and at the district competition, Sept. 27, the team placed third.

The top four members, who will advance to the state competition, are Aubrey Csapo, Charity Gasser, Jacob Aubrey and Tim Gunkelman.

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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — The National FFA Organization announced that Todd Peterson, of Sabina and member of the Miami Trace FFA chapter, was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Grain Production-Entrepreneurship.

As one of four finalist, Peterson will receive a plaque and $500. The national winner of the Grain Production-Entrepreneurship Award will receive an additional $500 during a special ceremony at the National FFA Convention in October.


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