The Wauseon FFA chapter recently encouraged all members to showcase their talents and agriculture projects as Junior Fair exhibitors at the Fulton County Fair.
Representing the chapter through showing livestock were Emily Franklin, Jacob Gillen, Hayley Orzechowski, Alex Pursel, and Jenna Simon, showing market hogs. Orzechowski and Pursel each received second place in their respective market classes. Orzechowski was also named the third place finisher for Outstanding Market Exhibitor, 12-year-old division.
Also showing livestock was Nolan Thourot with market goats. He placed fourth in his market class and was the showmanship champion in his respective age division.
The chapter also achieved success for its non-livestock entrants. Members receiving an A award for their lamp projects were Dallin Beltran, Jarrett Bischoff, Sean Brock, McKayla Clymer, Jonah Figgins, Cody Figy, Cruz Galaviz, Zevin Gleckler, Brandan Krutz, Jordan Lange, Thomas Leahy, Carson Mahlman, Michael McNally, Chaz Meyer, Alex Netcher, Bryce Orzechowski, Nolan Ray, Jared Richer, Isaac Rufenacht, Trent Sauber, Trey Schroeder, Nicole Schuette, Riley Sluder, Sammy Sosa, Alex Stevens, Troy Whitmer, and Jeremiah Wiebeck.
Members earning an A award for posters detailing their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs) or Weed Identification were Levi Arps, Andrew Bailey, Tony Banister, Elliott Bingham, Tai Bishop, Katlyn DeGroff, Caleb Duncan, Zach Fink, Kennedy Gebhart, Luke Grime, Logan Hines, Conner Johnson, Julie Kahrs, Garett Krasula, Jack Manz, Brady Neifer, Tyler O’Neill, Alex Pursel, Kayla Roberts, Austin Schuette, Jacob Seiler, Grant Suntken, Kylee Trucks, Dinah Ward, and Kyle Zirkle.
Five FFA members also showed in the vegetable category. Those members awarded an A for their projects were Levi Arps, soybeans; Taylor Caudill, corn and soybeans; Mason Creager, soybeans; Trey Schroeder, soybeans; and Beth Yackee, soybeans.
The Wauseon FFA Chapter looks to build upon its success throughout this school year. Practice for various career development events is already underway, while applications for state and national awards are also being prepared.
To stay current with all the chapter’s happenings, subscribe to its new monthly newsletter, The Rising Sun. Contact Cory Johnson, chapter reporter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.