The 90th National FFA Convention and Expo took place October 25-28 in Indianapolis, Ind. Ohio FFA was well represented with multiple Career Development Event (CDE) teams, Proficiency Award finalists and 397 American Degree Recipients.
The final days of convention brought much anticipation as the winners were announced for CDE’s, Proficiency Areas and the Agriscience Fair. Below are the results for Ohio FFA members and chapters who competed at convention.
Ohio CDE Teams/Individuals who placed in the top 5:
Agricultural Issues, 4th place: Amanda-Clearcreek FFA
Agronomy, 1st place: North Union FFA
Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Koleson McCoy, Global Impact STEM Academy
Food Science and Technology, 4th place: Hillsdale
Forestry, 4th place: Liberty Union
National Agricultural Proficiency Winners:
Kolt Buchenroth, Kenton-OHP
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance—Entrepreneurship
Aaron Lane Hendrich, Eaton-MVCTC
Sierra MacKenzie Drewes, New Breman
Diversified Agricultural Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement
Nole Gerfen, Ridgement
Diversified Livestock Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement
Adam Daniel Blumenschein, Fairbanks
Food Science and Technology—Entrepreneurship/Placement
Ann Marie Shelby, Zane Trace
Collin Dunaway, Felicty-Franklin
National Agriscience Fair Winners:
Plant Systems Division 3: Kayla Wyse, Pettisville FFA
Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division 4: Jared Hamilton and Joseph Glassmeyer, Felicity-Franklin FFA
American Star in Agriscience Winner: Chrysta Beck, Pettisville
Along with these competitors, Ohio was also represented in the National FFA Band and Chorus. Band participants included; Seth Taylor from Clyde, Katherine Tilford from Talawanda Butler Tech and Jamie Walter from Liberty Union. Chorus members from Ohio included; Shay Bolton from Parkway, Katelyne Crouch from Pymatuning Valley, Seth Feikert from Triway and Cheyenne Gillett from National Trail MVCTC.
Garrett Allen from Ohio Valley and Chase Cummings from Waynesfield Goshen competed in the national talent competition.
Congrats to all the Ohio FFA members and chapters who competed at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo!