ANNA — The Anna FFA Chapter made a trip to Columbus for the annual Ohio FFA State Convention on May 2-3. The two-day event kept the students and advisers of the Anna FFA Chapter extremely busy with various presentations, interviews and award ceremonies.
In the Agriscience Fair competition, Morgan Meyer and Lindsay McEldowney received second place with a gold rating. Their Animal Systems project outlined the hog feed trials completed in the fall by the sophomore classes.
Proficiency award results were Ryan Bruns, who placed first in Beef Production Entrepreneurship for his work in raising market steers; Riley Thobe, who placed first in Organic Agriculture Placement for her work on Settlage Organic Dairy Farm; and Jacob Fogt, who placed first in Swine Production for his work in raising show pigs.
The following received a Gold Rating for Officer Books:
• Secretary’s Book, Morgan Meyer and Molly Batchelder
• Treasurer’s Book, Liz Michael and Gage Wannemacher
• Reporter’s Book, Lindsay McEldowney and Grace Maurer
Several students were awarded with their State Degrees. The recipients included Hayden Billing, Riley Thobe, Gage Wannemacher, Morgan Meyer, Ryan Bruns, Riley Huelskamp and Liz Michael.
The National FFA Organization consists of 669,989 FFA members and 8,630 local FFA chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The writer is the Anna FFA reporter.