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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM

South Central FFA

GREENWICH Frank Gannett, Kenneth Clagett and Robert Gannett competed in the sub district public speaking contest that was an elimination round held Wednesday at the Shelby High School.

Frank Gannett competed in extemporaneous public speaking where he was given a topic and thirty minutes later he had to give a speech on his topic. Frank placed 3rd in the sub district and will move on to district competition.

Kenneth Clagett competed in the beginning prepared public speaking contest where he gave a speech on biotechnology. Kenneth placed 2nd in the sub district and will move on to district competition.

Robert Gannett competed in the Creed speaking contest where he had to recite the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions on it. Robert placed 2nd in the sub district and will move onto the district competition.

Congratulations to all those who participated and good luck at district public speaking held this Wednesday at Mapleton.

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On Feb. 12, Troy Knoll of Will-o-Knoll Holstein Dairy Farm visited the South Central Agri Science I Section 2 class to inform the students about dairy cows, dairy judging and dairy farming. Tristan Conaway invited Troy to be a guest speaker during their cattle lesson unit. Knoll talked to the students about the different breeds of dairy cattle and the advantages and disadvantages of each of the breeds. He told the students about the everyday work that dairy cattle involve, as well as, the joys of being a dairy farmer.

Knoll talked about preparing cattle for shows and the hard work that starts long before the show comes to prepare the animals for the ring.

Knoll fielded various questions from the students near the end of the class period. A special thanks to Knoll for speaking to the class and teaching us about the dairy farming profession.

Joe Pennell, reporter

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