Otsego FFA stays busy in numerous competitions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:06
The 101 members of the Otsego FFA Chapter have had busy fall in competing in both county and district career development events (CDE).
Chapter members worked in preparing for seven different CDE or FFA contests.
The first contest held was rural soil judging where members evaluate soils for rural use such as farming and wildlife habitat. The team competed in both the county and district contests. At district the team placed 10th. Team members were Mackenzie Wenig, Marissa Garrett, Allison McVeigh, Alex Wenig, Zach Downs, Caleb Baus, and Jonathan Weihl.
The urban soils team evaluated soils for uses in lawns, gardens, septic systems, and roads. The team competed in both the county and district level. In the county the team placed second and at district the team placed eighth.
Members of the district soils team were Savannah Schwind, Austin Varela, Ricky Peterson, Austin Thomas, Erikka West, John Thomas, Emily McVeigh, and Trevor Buehrer.
Five members competed in the district agronomy contest where they, identify weeds, seeds, and insects as well as working together in a team event. The team placed third overall. Team members were Alex Vollmar, Jon Urmetz, Ben Thomas, Sam Perry, and Andrew Wolfram.
The diary foods team competed in the district contest and earned sixth place. The team had to identify off flavors of milk, cheeses, test, and a team activity.
The team members were Brandon Bailey, Marissa Garrett, Alyson Rausch, Alex Vollmar, Dallas Wheeler, Tyler Dawson, Lindsay Vollmar, and Cameryn Drain.
The dairy cattle judging team competed in the district contest and placed 11th. The team had to place dairy cattle, take a test, and rank pedigrees. Team members were: Lauren Wynn, Dalton Walls, Aubrey Mazey, Ben Thomas, Morgan Mazey, and Caleb Baus.
Eight members comprised the chapter's county parliamentary procedure team that competed on Nov. 13 at Otsego High School. The team had to conduct a 15-minute meeting where they had to demonstrate six different parliamentary abilities as well as take a test on their knowledge. The team placed second overall in the county.
Team members were Sara Caris, Alex Vollmar, Erin Swanson, Trevor Buehrer, Savannah Schwind, Emily McVeigh, Caroline Battin, and Brandon Bailey. The two chairman for the team were Caris and Vollmar.
For the first time, the chapter had a novice parliamentary procedure team.
The novice team had to be comprised of all ninth-grade FFA members. They had to give a 15-minute demonstration on parliamentary procedure as well as take a test on their parliamentary procedure knowledge. The team earned second in the county.
Team members were Shannon Weihl, Lauren Gray, Morgan Mazey, Aubrey Mazey, Colton Battin, Matt Hannewald, Hannah Fonseca, and Madi Kregel. The two chairman for the team were Weihl and Morgan Mazey.

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