Northwestern FFA Competes in State Judging Contests

Saturday, March 24, 2018, members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter competed in the state judging contests at Ohio State University ATI. Contests that members participated in were: Milk Quality and Products, Wildlife Management, Equine Management and General Livestock.

Cody Tegtmeier, Emily Finley, Brock Tegtmeier, Rae Rempher, Leeanna Ruegg and Alex Borton judged in the Milk Quality and Products contest. They placed 2nd overall with Cody taking 1st , Rae taking 8th and Emily taking 9th individually. Due to the 3rd place team finish, the team qualified to compete at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin in October. The Middle School team placed 1st overall; the team was composed of Ari Borton, Jadeyn Berry and Avery Garver.

Claire Vaughan, Jazon LeMaster, Kaitlyn Praisler and Jordan Melegari competed in the Equine Management contest.

The general livestock judging team consisted of Jessie Bair, Taylor Dawson, Cody Morrow, Kyle Piscione, Riley Stull and Abby Ramseyer.

Hunter Kanzeg, Robert Stinemetz, Michael Nutter, Desiree Smith and Austen Wood participated in the Wildlife Management CDE. They placed 1st overall. Individually, Wood placed 3rd, Kanzeg placed 6th and Stinemetz placed 7th.

April 7, 2018, the dairy judging team traveled to the Ohio State Fairgrounds to compete in prelims. The team consisting of David Miley, Kyle Piscione, Austen Wood, Riley Stull and Lizzy Howman which placed 4th earning them a spot in finals. On April 20, they will compete in the finals.

The Northwestern FFA Chapter would like to congratulate these dedicated members for their hard work in the contests and would like to wish those who advanced good luck at the next level.

Submitted by Emily Finley, reporter

 Equine Judging Team: Jordan Melegari, Claire Vaughan, Kaitlyn Praisler, and Jazon LeMaster.
Equine Judging Team: Jordan Melegari, Claire Vaughan, Kaitlyn Praisler and Jazon LeMaster.
Milk Quality and Products Team: (bottom row) Ari Borton, Avery Garver, Jadeyn Berry, Leanna Ruegg, and Brock Tegtmeier; (top row) Alex Borton, Rae Rempher, Emily Finley, and Cody Tegtmeier.
Milk Quality and Products Team: (bottom row) Ari Borton, Avery Garver, Jadeyn Berry, Leanna Ruegg, and Brock Tegtmeier; (top row) Alex Borton, Rae Rempher, Emily Finley and Cody Tegtmeier.
Wildlife Team: Michael Nutter, Robert Steinmetz, Austen Wood, Hunter Kanzeg, and Desiree Smith.
Wildlife Team: Michael Nutter, Robert Steinmetz, Austen Wood, Hunter Kanzeg and Desiree Smith.
General Livestock Team: Cody Morrow, Taylor Dawson, Abby Ramseyer, Jessie Bair, Riley Stull, and Kyle Piscione.
General Livestock Team: Cody Morrow, Taylor Dawson, Abby Ramseyer, Jessie Bair, Riley Stull and Kyle Piscione.

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