Miami East FFA Fairs Well in Evaluations

The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter recently competed in the District 5 Evaluations of the Ohio FFA Association at Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua.  Several members of the chapter worked extra hard on their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) record books to prepare their applications for awards and degrees.

Officer Book Award Winners, Kendra Beckman, Lauren Williams, and Rebekah Eidemiller

Three 2012-13 Chapter Officers that submitted books for review. Lauren Williams submitted the Secretary’s Book and earned a gold rating (100 out of 100). Kendra Beckman submitted the Treasurer’s Book and earned a gold rating (100 out of 100). Rebekah Eidemiller submitted the Reporter’s Book and earned a gold rating (100 out of 100). Lauren, Kendra and Rebekah will be recognized at the State FFA Convention in May.

Senior Sarah Pyers and Juniors Daniel Bodenmiller, Kolin Bendickson, and Lindsey Roeth applied for the State FFA Degree. All applications were reviewed and submitted to the state evaluation for further review.

Emily Johnson applied for the award of Star State in Agribusiness with her business of selling market sheep to sheep producers. She created a marketing plan for her business. She had her application forwarded to the state evaluation.

Graduates Amanda Bartel, Jacob Eidemiller, and Meagan McKinney applied for the American FFA Degree. All applicants were reviewed and submitted to the state further evaluation.

Several students applied for proficiency awards. These awards recognized outstanding Supervised Agricultural Experience programs in their respected area of specialty. All applications were reviewed and advanced to state competition in March. At the state evaluations the applications will be furthered reviewed and placed in their respected areas. The top four applications in the state will be furthered for more evaluations in May.

Lauren Williams applied in the area of Agricultural Communications. Lauren served as the summer internship for the Farmers Market in Troy. She placed in the top three.

Brady Anderson applied in the area of Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Entrepreneurship for his reconditioned tractor. He placed first.

Macaleh Thompson applied in the area of Agricultural Research – Animal with her research on surveying students and staff on their understanding of animal agriculture practices. She placed first.

Olivia Edgell applied in the Agricultural Research – Integrated Science for her research on hand washing using various types of hand soaps. She placed first.

Lauren Williams applied in the area of Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship for her basil and tomato sales. Lauren has utilized two local farmers markets. She placed first.

Andrew Kowalak applied in the area of Forest Management and Products for his Logo Log business. Andrew designs and markets specialty-themed logs from his family’s woods. He placed first.

Amanda Bartel applied in the area of Poultry Production. She raised and sold market broilers to family, friends, and at the local meat shop. She placed in the top three.

Emily Johnson applied in the area of Sheep Production. She has a flock of sheep that she sells market lambs to fellow 4-H and FFA members. She placed in the top two.

Meagan McKinney applied in the area of Small Animal Care and Production. She has job placement at a local pet supply store. She placed in the top three.

Sarah Pyers applied in the area of Specialty Crop Production. She plants potted chrysanthemums and markets them to family, friends, and the Troy Farmers Market. She placed in the top two.

Chris Teaford applied in the area of Vegetable Production with his tomato plants. He sold tomatoes to family, friends, and at the local farmers market. He placed in the top two.

Students will now await review at the state evaluation in March at the Ohio FFA Center. If selected as one of the top four in the state the student will be interviewed at the State FFA Convention in May. Miami East Agricultural Education Department is a satellite program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.

State Degrees Winners, Lindsey Roeth and Sarah Pyers, Kolin Bendickson and Daniel Bodenmiller.

 

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