Mt. Gilead FFA members participate in county fair

August 26 through September 2 the Mount Gilead FFA chapter was very busy at the Morrow County Fair. Some members of the chapter worked in the Cattleman’s stand early Wednesday morning or worked the Dairy Association stand Sunday after the parade. Members in both 4-H, FFA, and Junior Fair Board were busy in every barn.

Our chapter is proud to announce numerous grand and reserve champions of multiple breeds and species. Also many showmanship winners and Skill-a-thon book winners. The Mount Gilead FFA would like to congratulate the following students for their hard work. Tiffany Kidwell won Reserve Champion Yearling Doe Goat. Taylor King won Grand Champion Market Rabbit. Ben Hayes won Reserve Champion New Zealand Breeding Rabbit, Reserve Champion Spot BBR Market Hog, Reserve Champion Spot Breeding Hog, and Reserve Champion Spot Breeding Hog. Sawyer Shipman won Grand Champion Berkshire Market Hog. Andrew Evans placed very well with his Horned Dorset sheep. Andrew received Grand Champion Ram, Reserve Champion Ram, Grand and Reserve Champion Ewe, and Supreme Ram. Andrew received Reserve Champion in Senior Showmanship, 1st runner up for fair King, and Grand Champion Concrete project. Samantha Appleman received Grand Champion Duroc Market Hog, 3rd place Market Hog overall, and Reserve Champion Brokelface sheep, along with 3rd place overall in Senior Showmanship. Derek Barker placed very well with his breeding hogs. Derek was awarded Master Swine Showman, Grand Champion BBR Gilt, Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt, Champion Hereford Breeding Gilt, Reserve Champion Hereford BBR Market Hog, Champion AOB BBR Market Hog, Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt, Champion in Intermediate Showmanship, and Reserve Champion Showman of Showman. Brayden Barnett won Reserve Champion Market Steer, and Champion of all other breeds (AOB). Bailey Gompf won Reserve Champion Steer in the carcass class at Link’s. Bailey also received Champion of Senior Beef Showmanship, Champion in Senior Beef Feeder Showmanship, Senior Beef Project and Overall Beef project. Tyler Beck won Master Showman of Showman. Tyler also won Champion Doe Pygmy Goat in senior and junior fair. Tyler won Champion Doe Boer Goat, Champion Master Goat showman, Senior Goat Project, and Overall Goat Project. Kendra Hartman won Reserve Champion Market Ducks. McKayla Wright won Supreme Ram, Champion Yearling Ram, Champion Ram, Champion Ram AOB, Reserve Champion Ram, Champion Ewe, Champion Ewe AOB, Reserve Champion Ewe, Reserve Champion AOB, Champion Yearling Ewe, Champion Yearling Ewe AOB, Reserve Champion Yearling Ewe, and Reserve Champion Yearling Ewe AOB. Treah Wright won Grand Champion Feeder calf. Justin Dixon won Champion Electrical Board. Brooklyn Stafford won 3rd in Highpoint and 6th in Versatility. Darren Bush Won Skill-a-thon. Cory Conant won Reserve Champion Crossbred Ram. Hunter Creech won the Horse Race. Taylor Watson won Champion Poland China. Cody McGee won Champion Goats. Nicholas Weiss won Grand Champion Blue Andoulsion Hen and Rooster, and Reserve Champion Blue Andoulsion Hen.

Congratulations to everyone that showed at the Morrow County Fair. Great job everyone!! On behalf of everyone a huge thanks to all the buyers that bought market animals at the fair. Also a personal thank you to Gary Fiant who bought my 2013 market lamb.

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