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Joel Penhorwood is a senior at Benjamin Logan High School where he has been involved in the FFA for four years and has served as chapter president for two of those years. In addition to the FFA, Joel is also involved in marching, concert, and jazz bands, cross country, as well as National Honor Society and is currently president of his senior class. Outside of school, Joel is big into showing livestock (including beef steers, market/breeding hogs, and market goats) as he participates in the Logan County Fair and Ohio State Fairs every year. Joel is also the creator and broadcaster/narrowcaster of the LoCo Lingo, an agricultural podcast serving the Logan County, Ohio area. His background also includes work at Four-Henry Holsteins, a mid-sized dairy farm near West Liberty, Ohio. Overall, Joel is a bright spirited guy with a serious passion for agriculture!



Kaitlin Geisz is a senior at Edgewood High School in Trenton, Ohio where she has been a member of the Edgewood/Butler Tech FFA chapter for the past two years. She served as chapter treasurer this year. She enjoys showing market goats at the Butler County Fair. She will attend The Ohio State University this fall.






Mary Beth Siekman is a junior in the Buckeye Valley DACC FFA Chapter. Prior to this year, she attended a different high school that did not offer FFA. She open enrolled to Buckeye Valley this year primarily to get involved with the Buckeye Valley DACC FFA Chapter. Her SAE projects have included raising market turkeys for the county fair and various improvement projects around the house. She is looking forward to raising market hogs for the first time this year. Some of her favorite memories from this year have been made with her FFA Chapter. She is very excited for  State Convention.

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