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South Central FFA On March 31, the South Central FFA members participated in the state FFA career development events in Columbus as part of the state judging contest invitational.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

South Central FFA

On March 31, the South Central FFA members participated in the state FFA career development events in Columbus as part of the state judging contest invitational.

Kenneth Clagett, Phil Schaffer, Adam Risner and Garrett VerBurg participated in the state agronomy Contest where they had to identify plants, seeds, insects and plant diseases and take a written test. As a team they were competitive, placing 24th against teams from all over the state.

The following students participated in the state wildlife competition. Cody Stillion, Theo Bacon, Lance Isaac, Ty Stephens and Heath Hanshaw. In wildlife, they had to identify game birds, mammals, and fish and complete an equipment practicum. The team placed 30th in the state.

Payton Oney, Noah Beck and Justin Twary participated in the dairy cattle judging contest where they judged cows and heifers and also had to complete a linear evaluation and pedigree questionnaire. The team placed 41st in the state.

Robert Gannett, Cory Isaac, Frank Gannett, and Joe Pennell participated in the state poultry judging contest. They had to judge laying hens and broilers, identify defects in ready to cook carcasses, the interior and exterior of eggs, further processed poultry and carcass parts. The team placed 11th at this state contest.

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Kenneth Clagett, Phil Schaffer, Adam Risner and Garrett VerBurg participated in the agronomy contest where they had to identify plants, seeds, insects and plant diseases and take a written test. They placed 12th for the state invitational and placed fourth in the district.

Chris Morgan and Brittany Downs competed in the general livestock judging contest. They judged classes of sheep, hogs, and cattle and completed an evaluation section. They placed 45th in the state invitational contest.

The following students participated in both wildlife and nature interpretation. Ty Stephens, Theo Bacon, Cody Stillion and Lance Isaac. In wildlife they had to identify game birds, mammals, and fish and complete an equipment practicum. The team placed ninth in the state invitational and second in the district. In nature interpretation they had to identify non game birds, wild flowers, mammals, reptiles and equipment. They placed ninth for the state invitational and placed second in the district.

Robert Gannett, Cory Isaac, Frank Gannett, and Joe Pennell participated in the poultry judging contest. They had to judge laying hens and broilers, identify defects in ready to cook carcasses, the interior and exterior of eggs, further processed poultry and carcass parts. The team placed seventh at the state invitational and placed third in the district.

Joe Pennell, reporter