On Saturday, March 12, the Miami Trace FFA chapter, a satellite program of Great Oaks, held its annual invitational and District 9 Career Development Event Judging Contest at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.
Chapters from all over the state of Ohio traveled to the fairgrounds so that members could compete in their specialized areas. A record number of 960 students came and competed at the fairgrounds in several different events. The contest events covered agronomy, dairy cattle, dairy products, equine management, general livestock, and poultry.
The contest required a big effort and a lot of extra hours from all involved. Miami Trace students who weren’t competing worked the show rings, administrated tests, and gave instructions.
Miami Trace placed as following in each contest of the invitational:
– Agronomy: second of 15
– Dairy Cattle: ninth of 29
– Equine Management: (Individual) 28th of 176
– General Livestock: 20th of 80
– Poultry: (Individual) 21st of 72
– Dairy Products: (Individual) 22nd of 75
A special thank you to the following people and organizations who generously donated resources and time to the contest: Dusty Bohl, Pete Davidson, Don Quallen, Kelly Eperly, the Climer Family, Wes Montgomery, David Carr, Fayette County Senior Fairboard, OSU Poultry Club, Fayette County Extension Office, Bob Seiven, Dave Snyder, Jeff Bennett, Southern State Community College, Laurence Smith, Real McCoy Genetics, Bailey Perrill, Buckeye Illini Genetics, Cummings Cattle, Hiser Farms, Jamie Payton, the Ohio State Judging Team, Kay Tracy, Don Calendar, BJ Jackson, the All-N-One 4-H Club, and everyone else who helped out at the contest.
Congratulations to all participants, and thank you to all who worked diligently to make this year’s contest a success!
This article was submitted by the Miami Trace FFA.