The Fayette FFA chapter has had a great start to the school year. To begin the year members of the chapter headed over the Fulton County Ag Fest. While there members met with 3rd graders of Fulton County where they taught them about various animals that they could come into contact with at home or on the farm.
To continue their goal of improving Ag Literacy the Senior Agbuisiness class has joined with the Fayette Kindergarten class to educate those students on where their food comes from. Members of the class are split into four areas where they then teach the students about history, uses, foods and mathematics for a different food item each week. This is a great opportunity for both the Ag students as well as the kindergarten students.
The FFA chapter has also been busy preparing and competing in their first competition in Soil Judging. The chapter competed at the county soil judging contest on Sept 30th. They competed in two different contests. The Rural (Agricultural) Soil judging contest and the Urban Soil Judging contest. Members competing in the rural contest were: Miah Beauregard (1st place finisher for Fayette Junior High), Kyla Berg, Bianca Bussing, Grace Clemensen, Eli Eberly, Brayden Herman, Daniel McIntosh, Roman Morr, Mia Sanford, Phillip Whiteside, Grace Eberly(Advancing to Districts), Bradyn Ruger(Advancing to Districts), Dustin Wilson(Advancing to Districts), Zoee Keiser, Gabe Maginn, Nate McVey, Christian Plummer, Sara Fields(Advancing to Districts), Nanami Harada, Garett Reinking (1st place finisher for Fayette High School) (Advancing to Districts), Madison Kusmierz(Advancing to Districts), Brylee Riegsecker(Advancing to Districts), Mataya Rufenacht, Rhys Ruger and Cassidy Vanderveer(Advancing to Districts). The Urban team consisted of: Grant Reinking (Advancing to Districts), Travis Wagner (1st place finisher for Fayette High School) (Advancing to Districts), Paige Aschemeier (Advancing to Districts), Tharyn Colegrove, Kelsey Fruchey, Alex Jaramillo (Advancing to Districts), Haley Perdue, Cole Stuckey (Advancing to Districts), Jacobs Myers, Caden Colegrove, Casen Burkholder (Advancing to Districts), Kaela Seiler (Advancing to Districts) and Joel Smith (Advancing to Districts). The top eight individuals in the two contests will advance to the district level on Oct 6th in Fulton County.
Upcoming events for the Fayette FFA include: Dairy Cattle Evaluation, Dairy Foods Evaluation and Fruit Sale Kick Off.
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