Roundup of FFA news for Oct. 6, 2016:

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ARLINGTON, Ohio — Arlington FFA members traveled to the Statehouse, Sept. 28, for the annual Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference.

FFA members heard from the Ohio Farm Bureau and played a game to learn how to lobby a bill through the legislative process.

FFA members also heard from Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, Senator Troy Balderson and met with Senator Cliff Hite and other representatives. FFA members encouraged state leaders to get to know agriculturists in their own communities.

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Zane Trace FFA officers attended the Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference, Sept. 28, at the Ohio Statehouse.

FFA members learned how to lobby a bill through the legislative process and heard from State FFA officers, the Ohio Farm Bureau and several senators who spoke on the importance of advocacy in agriculture.

FFA member Alanee Fannin met senator Cliff Hite and toured his office. Other members in attendance were Cody Clark, Maranda Havens, Olivia Pflaumer, and Brittany Lott.

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WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE, Ohio — Miami Trace/Great Oaks FFA took 13 students to the District 9 FFA Soil Judging competition Sept. 22. Team members included: Blake Bradshaw, Meri Grace Carson, Nick Elrich, Garrett Hagler, Regan Hagler, Rebecca Heckathorn, Gretchen Ivers, Chloe Lambert, JM Perrill, Todd Peterson, Trevor Pursell, Andria Robinson and Aubrey Schwartz.

The Ag Soils team placed 7th in the district and the Urban Soils team placed 11th. Hagler placed 4th overall in the Ag Soils contest.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — On Sept. 22 the Black River FFA members and guests gathered at their annual FFA Fall Hog Roast to share a meal and celebrate the harvest season.

The cookout was served in the agricultural education shop. More than 170 members and guests attended.

After dinner, the chapter officers presented to parents about upcoming events, FFA requirements, opportunities available and activities.

In addition, last year’s slideshow was presented to share about this year’s events and recap last year’s accomplishments.

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