MT FFA members have success at county fair

Submitted by Miami Trace FFA

This year at the Fayette County Fair over 40 Miami Trace High School FFA members exhibited their Supervised Agricultural Experience project (SAE). The members showed a wide range of projects exhibiting everything from chickens and rabbits to horses and steers.

Most of them have begun working with their projects between early December and late March. The members dedicate hours upon hours working with their projects amidst their already busy schedule. It may be frustrating sometimes when the show comes around and their projects do not do as well as they would have liked, but the members know that the real experience is not in winning ribbons and trophies, it’s the work ethic, discipline and responsibility skills that they have learned throughout the year that will help them in all their future endeavors.

Members use the experiences and income from their SAE projects to apply for State FFA Degrees and various awards in the FFA organization. All members are required to keep diligent financial records of their projects to increase the responsibility and life skills gained from their project.

Aside from exhibiting their fair projects, FFA members were involved in numerous other aspects of the Fayette County Fair, including fair royalty, junior fairboard members or serving as mentors to younger 4-H members behind the scenes. The Fayette County Fair allows young agriculturalists to serve as agriculture advocates and an outstanding example of the youth in our community.

The Miami Trace FFA hopes you had the opportunity to check out their fair booth in the Youth Building to get a small glimpse of all the activities and projects they participate in throughout the year. There was also a slideshow highlighting some of the best and funniest moments throughout the year. MT FFA would also like to thank those who attended the livestock sales last week. Our Miami Trace FFA Chapter would never be able to be as successful as it currently is without all of the support from all the community members. The FFA is incredibly grateful and lucky to receive all of this support and tries to give back to the community as much as possible through our annual events like Paint the Town Pink, Adopt-a-Highway, and Farm to Fork dinner.

The Miami Trace FFA would like to congratulate all exhibitors at our Fayette County Junior Fair last week and also to the exhibitors who will be traveling to Columbus this week to participate in the Ohio State Fair.

Submitted by Miami Trace FFA