To welcome the harvest season, the Black River FFA Chapter challenged their members to participate in the “Largest Harvest” competition. All FFA members were encouraged to bring in the tallest corn stalk, the largest pumpkin or gourd, the corn cob with the most kernels, the largest vegetable and the soybean plant with the most seed pods. The students had a lot of fun comparing their items, and were surprised at some of the differences.

Within each class the growing conditions, weather, and other factors that may have determined how productive a field was were discussed. The winners in each category received a certificate and a Dairy Queen gift card. Anna Shearer had the tallest corn stalk at 12’4”; Jenna Hamilton brought in the largest pumpkin weighing 105 pounds; Maddy Sommerville had the largest vegetable with her 17” zucchini; Noah Hopek’s corn cob had the most kernels with 881; and Jared Bradford placed first with his soybean plant that had 502 bean pods.

Although they did not receive top honors, the following students also competed in the competition: Spencer Constable, Breann Czarny, Timothy Duche, Noah Hopek, Tyler Mrakuzic, Micayla Pluta, Adam Ramsey, Wyatt Royster, Alexa Shearer, Anna Shearer, Rebecca Stroud, Mitchel Young, Cori Aviles, Jenna Hamilton, Sarah Meredith, Bryce Hornbeck, and Jared Bradford.


As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

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Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

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Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Wyandot County Farm Bureau

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If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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