Carson Valley Future Farmers compete in Reno |

Carson Valley Future Farmers compete in Reno

Staff Reports

Ten members of Carson Valley Future Farmers of America Chapter recently placed high in various events at the 76th Nevada FFA State Convention in Reno.

Chapter members, all Douglas High students, formed teams and competed in floriculture, dairy cattle judging and dairy foods evaluation against 10 other chapters.

Kelly Lopeman paced the chapter’s floriculture team to victory by earning first-place individual. Teammates Kristi Ruby was second individual and Katie Ezell fourth.

Michelle Gibbons lead the dairy foods evaluation squad to a title by finishing first overall. Teammate Jessica Felix was fourth followed by Brian Hoskin.

The chapter’s dairy cattle judging squad placed third paced by Kyle Martinez Nicole Broersma and David Hoskin.

Through this state competition, chapter members gained experiences that will help make a positive difference in the lives of these future farmers of America.

To accomplish this clear objective , FFA gives opportunities for students to strengthen their confidence in themselves and their work.

Future Farmers of America also builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.

Each member’s success is the primary mission of the organization.

When not competing, Carson Valley FFA Chapter recycles used bailing twine at local ranches and takes part in local recreational events such a Trick or Treat Safety Street and the Pumpkin Patch at Lampe Park.

The chapter plans to compete in an Agricultural Mechanics event in late May in Elko.

Nationwide there are more than nearly half a million student members currently participating in FFA agricultural educational activities.