FFA District I members compete

Staff report

FFA members across the region were honored in two competitive District I events held recently.

The Dairy Foods Career Development Event focused on achievement of high quality raw milk, federal milk marketing orders, and attributes of selected products of milk. Members complete a written test, then distinguish milk quality and safe milking equipment. They also identify dairy by-products, and determine real and unreal milk products.

High individuals included: Jordan Iffland, Genoa, first; Amanda Partin, Genoa, second; Lily Delgado, Archbold, third; Elizabeth Mighin, Archbold, fourth; Cassidy Vanderveer, Fayette, fifth.

Top chapters were: Genoa, first; Fayette, second; Archbold, third; Oak Harbor, fourth; Fairview, fifth.

The District 1 FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Career Development Event was held at Sunnyville Dairy Farm in Deshler. The event consisted of evaluating the cattle’s physical characteristics and explaining their various classes. The competitive event allows students to develop skills in observation, analysis, communication. and team communication. Members complete a general knowledge exam, evaluate and select six dairy animal classes, and provide oral reasons.

Students in this event gain a greater understanding of dairy cattle management and become knowledgeable in areas that include animal welfare, biosecurity, business management, current issues, environmental management, and safety practices.

High individuals were: Sarah Millikan, Patrick Henry, first; Kalen Rauch, Four County Career Centr, second; Mandi Nickels, Patrick Henry, third; Kendall Sattler, Tinora, fourth; Samantha Graber, Liberty Center, fifth; Kaitlyn Waidelich, Archbold, sixth; Weston Ruffer, Archbold, seventh; Lydia Swartz, Anthony Wayne, eighth; Makenzee Sheely, Delta, ninth; Will Seedorf, Patrick Henry, 10th.

Top chapters were: Patrick Henry, first; Archbold, second; Liberty Center, third; Fairview, fourth; Fayette, fifth; Delta, sixth; Otsego, seventh; Evergreen, eighth; Anthony Wayne,ninth; Tinora, 10th.

FFA CDE’s are an extension of the local agricultural education classroom and serve as an authentic application of the curriculum in which students are instructed.

Lexie Poulson


Staff report