FFA members bring home honors from state fair
Four FFA chapter members took their animals to be exhibited at the Nevada State Fair Aug. 23-27. Aimee Hoskin took two firsts and a second and did very well with her registered wool breed sheep in the 4-H/FFA youth show. Aimee also entered the Open Sheep show and took two seconds and one third. John Harris did a nice job showing his lamb in showmanship as well as market. Tyrel Dressler also had sheep. He did showmanship, market and had two ewes in breeding classes.
We bid goodbye to Desiree Rogers as she went off to the University of Nevada, Reno. We all wish her a fun and exciting time at UNR. She also exhibited her Dutch rabbits at the state fair and had a best of variety in all seven of her classes.
The chapter collected more baling twine at David and Kathi Hussman’s. Between the Stodieck and Hussman baling twine collection, we gathered approximately 5,000 pounds. The huge pile we amassed was collected on Aug. 23 by Steve Ceresola from Fernley. Steve melts the twine down at his plant and then it is used as a roofing product.
Members of the FFA chapter will be heading to the National FFA Convention Oct. 23-27. We are very proud of one of our members, Samantha Goldstein, who will be competing at a national level in speech.
The next chapter meeting will be held Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the ag room at Douglas High School.