Week of activities for FFA’ers
In conjunction with National FFA Week, Feb. 20-25, the local chapter sponsored their own activities.
The first event was the hosting of a blood drive for students and teachers on Feb. 20.
It was organized and operated by FFA’ers in the wrestling room and ended with 36 pints of donated blood, which was more than the Red Cross goal of 33 pints.
On Feb. 22, FFA’ers attended the second half of career development events at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte.
Local winners of events there included:
Ag sales—1. Peyton Maline, 4. Hailey Maline; 1. Team, Peyton Maline, Hailey Maline, Kelsey Khulman, Jessica Schmidt.
Farm business management—1. Team, Kyle Johnson, Shay Wear, Preston Franzen; 2. (tie) team Kyle Johnson, Shay Wear, Preston Franzen, Gage LeViner.
Nursery and landscape—2. Tyler Block; 2. Team, Tyler Block, Amanda Larson, Mckinley Harm and Morgan Kowalewski.
Agronomy—3. Team, Archer Jensen, Jake Peterson, Amanda Kowalewski, Levi Tripp.
Meats judging—1. Amanda Larson, 1. Team, Amanda Larson, Amanda Kowalewski, Morgan Kowalewski and Tyler Block, 2. (tie) Morgan Kowalewski, Kristen Bartlett, 4. Amanda Kowalewski.
On Feb. 23, the chapter hosted ag olympics for ag students in morning physical education classes with farm chore relays.
The relays included such things as carrying and stacking hay bales, flipping tires, digging through buckets of sand to find pennies and tossing rocks into buckets.
Winners were Amanda Kowalewski, Hailey Maline, Archer Jensen, Jake Peterson, Kyann LeViner, Makaela Franzen, Ross Ostendorf, Jacob Clark, Tanner Borchardt and Mason Ackerman. They received pop and candy.
On Feb. 24, ag classes listened to two representatives of the Nebraska Corn Board.
They sent two representatives to speak to the ag classes. The representatives were Andy Jobman of Gothenburg and Mat Habrock, who spoke about the importance of telling the true story of agriculture to others who don’t know much about it.
Jobman and Habrock encouraged students to stand up for agriculture and share the ag story with others.