Roundup of FFA news for Sept. 22, 2016:


PALMYRA, Ohio — The Southeast FFA held a chapter meeting Sept. 15.

The chapter will be sending seven members to Indianapolis for the National Convention in October. It will also be sending a soils team to participate in the district Land Judging CDE near Wooster later this month.

Sept. 10 the chapter volunteered at the Deerfield Friends Church Fall Kick Off.

Southeast FFA members will also be at the Maplewood Career Center Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. for the Harvest Reception.

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PLYMOUTH, Ohio — The Plymouth FFA Forestry Team placed second in the District Forestry Contest Sept. 8. The top six team members will travel to the state competition Oct. 1. Team members include: Claudia Caudill, Susan Grube, Alfonso Hernandez, Emily Kanney, Douglas Reer, and Avery Sexton. Kanney and Reer also placed in the top 4 individually.

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WELLINGTON, Ohio — Firelands FFA members exhibited at the Lorain County Fair.

The supreme exhibitor was Sophia Pohorence. To receive this award participants must bring the largest amount of shop, crop, and animal projects. Pohorence also received reserve grand champion medium reconstruction and second place in senior turkey showmanship.

Graduate, Rachel Minek received class champion hog and overall swine showmanship. Graduate, Caitlin Gallagher received reserve champion steer, class champion steer with two steers, and reserve champion overall beef showmanship.

Graduate, Mike Anadell earned third overall beef showmanship. Graduate, Ali Butler received pygmy goat overall reserve champion doe, class champion wether, class champion doe, and reserve champion doe.

Bianca Inman earned second in beginner beef showmanship and a honorable mention for overall horse showmanship.

Ty Ostrander received second place for FFA engineering. Sean Miller received grand champion horticulture crop award. Ian Valerius earned grand champion FFA vegetables crop award.

Ben Bickel received grand champion Ag engineering exhibit. Samantha Ives earned pygmy goat senior showmanship and showman of showman grand champion pygmy goat.

Braedan Casper received reserve class champion gilt in type. Breanna Dechant earned grand champion poster, reserve champion type class pygmy goat, and reserve champion type class bantam hen.

Kaitlyn Frazier received grand champion pygmy goat doe 0 to 6. Erica Benton received second place showman of showmen and overall grand champion pygmy goat doe.

Aaron Myers earned reserve grand champion type for pen of two chickens. Megan Brandich received grand champion level two pack goat.

Genalda Finely received second place in boer goat showmanship. Grace Pohorence earned first place in senior turkey showmanship.

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Zane Trace FFA members attended the Ross County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Field Day Aug. 28, at Gene Carter’s farm near Kingston Ohio.

The field day included presentations on drones in agriculture, pond management, hop production, bees and honey, agricultural legal questions, CAUV, berry production, water quality, estate planning, and a grain bin rescue trailer. During the event, FFA members helped teach children lessons about food.

Attending members included: Cassidy Corcoran, Sky Graves, TJ Pack, Olivia Plaumer, Alanee Fannin, Cody Clark, Kylie Lathey, Maranda Havens, Ann Shelby and Katie Shelby.

Zane Trace FFA members also participated in a National FFA grant project called “Growing and Giving.” Over the summer, 60 FFA members donated nearly 150 hours to provide fresh vegetables, canned goods and eggs to the Church Triumphant Food Pantry just five miles from the high school. Since planting seeds in March, the chapter has raised close to 250 pounds of vegetables and collected over 60 dozen eggs and will continue collect into the school year.

Students have also learned how to make salsa, tomato juice and pepper relish out of the vegetables to donate as well. This fall members are planning to raise a small group of market broilers to donate for meat to the pantry as well.

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA held its annual meeting Aug. 29 to plan out its activities for the year.

The following motions were passed: to pay for the jacket of the first freshman member in each class to recite the creed, send members to Greenhand camp, send juniors, seniors, and officers to the 5th Grade Farm Tour and pay for supplies for the farm safety presentation, allow any new member that sells $150 or more in the barbecue sauce sale to get their FFA jacket for free, send sophomores to district soils, participate on the Antique Festival and ha

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