Eight Fort Loramie Agricultural Education students recently attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. These members include: Katelyn Seger, Taylor Broerman, Brandon Barlage, Sara Meyer, Doug Seger, Amy Holthaus Laura Poeppelman, and Lindsey Pleiman.
FFA members first started of their trip by getting involved with Community Service at Agape Food Pantry in Sidney where they helped to package and label items. During their trip they also went on a variety of different tours to experience all types of Agriculture careers. These tours included trips to a Chevy truck manufacturing plant, Beck’s Hybrid Seeds, Tyson Meat processing plant and Fair Oaks Dairy. First year member Lindsey Pleiman said, “Visiting Beck’s Hybrid was an awesome way to experience another side of agriculture outside of our community.” Members also attended several sessions of the National Convention lead by the national FFA officers.
Six former Fort Loramie FFA members received their American FFA Degrees. These members include: Tyler Magoto, Guy Meinerding, Beth Poeppelman, Nathan Holthaus, Kyle Poeppelman, and Jacob Meyer. Another past FFA member, Stacie Seger, competed at the National level in the public speaking CDE after placing first at the State level. Stacie competed with 42 other members, and placed in the top 16.
The Fort Loramie FFA is a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center.