Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Agriculture

February 21, 2014

North Decatur FFA members compete at district

GREENSBURG – Members of the North Decatur High School (NDHS) FFA chapter recently competed in 11 different proficiencies at the district level.

The chapter did very well, earning four first-place, three second-place, two third-place and two fourth-place awards for their hard work and dedication.

Bringing home first-place awards and winning the district in their individual proficiencies were Addison Tomson in Beef Production, Kyle Fogle in Diversified Agricultural Production, Kayleigh Krieger in Dairy Production and Erin Yager in Equine Science.

Micheala Schroeder won a second-place award with her project in Agricultural Services. Also winning second-place awards were Megan Hoover in Diversified Livestock Production and Casey Baugh in Goat Production.

Earning third-place awards were Zach Johnson in Specialty Crop Production and Adam Litmer in Forest Management and Products. Andrew Martin netted a fourth-place finish with his work in Beef Production, as did Jesse Baugh with a project in Goat Production.

All members of the FFA are required to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project. To do this, members either work for someone else in a placement project or work for themselves in an entrepreneurship project. To take part in entrepreneurship projects, students must keep records of their hours worked, money made and money spent, as well as the skills and activities learned and utilized.

FFA members then complete the eight page proficiency application regarding their projects. Any members winning their district competition advance to the state level to compete against other district winners from the 12 FFA districts throughout the state. Students put a significant amount of work into their projects, which is shown by the number of awards they received.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004; Amanda.browning@greensburgdailynews.com

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