The Pettisville FFA chapter has been busy since the start of school in August.
For the Fulton County Fair, held Sept. 2-8, sophomores finished wooden stools they had started at the end of their freshmen year. Other classes made informational posters to display. Some FFA members also took something from their Supervised Agricultural Experience Projects (SAEs), such as Agri-Science fair boards, corn, soybeans, hay or vegetables.
Jacob Dennis received trophies at the fair for his Agri-Science Fair board and for his soybeans. Several FFA members and alumni members volunteered to work at the Pork and Milkshake stands at the fair. And the chapter’s straw team placed first in a competition.
In other business, the freshmen and sophomore Ag classes competed at the County Soil Judging contest Sept. 19. In the county, Urban team of Matthew Rupp, Jessie McWatters, and Felipe Chavez placed second, and the Rural team of Kayla Wyse, Mauricea Crouch, and William Fenton placed first. Wyse placed first in the individual score.
At the district contest Sept. 27, the urban team of Matthew Rupp, Jessie McWatters, and Graeme Jacoby placed second. Rupp placed third in the district, and McWatters placed eighth. The Rural team was led by Kayla Wyse, who was second in the district, followed by Zach Morrison in fifth place and Mauricea Crouch in seventh place.
Eight students in the Soil and Agronomic Systems class volunteered to teach third graders about animals at Ag Fest, held Sept. 20 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. They brought live animals to teach the third graders about animal production, health, and management.
Thirty-five FFA members attended Farm Science Review on Sept. 21. Students had the opportunity to talk with representatives about their Ag colleges and businesses. They also got to see the opportunities that are available to them in agriculture for future careers.