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2019-2020 Ohio FFA Officer Team (Audio included)

President: Holly McClay- Fredericktown

Vice President: Bethany Starlin- Chief Logan

Secretary: Noah Smith- Amanda-Clearcreek

Treasurer: Haleigh Stoller- Wayne Trace

Reporter: Mackenzie Hoog- Valley View MVCTC

Sentinel: Justin Beckner- Tallawanda Butler Tech

Vice Presidents at Large:

Alec Ogg- Upper Sandusky

Mozie van Raaij- Southeastern

Maribeth Pozderac- Fredericktown

Wyatt Kissell- Mt. Vernon

Chyann Kendel- Twin Valley South MVCTC… Continue reading

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2019-2020 FFA officer candidates announced

The candidates for the 2019-2020 Ohio FFA officer team were announced in Session 1.

Candidates for President:
Holly McClay- Fredericktown
Gretchen Lee- Pettisville

Candidates for Vice President:
Bethany Starlin- Chief Logan
Chyann Kendel- Twin Valley South MVCTC

Candidates for Secretary:
Maribeth Pozderac- Fredericktown
Noah Smith- Amanda-Clearcreek

Candidates for Treasurer:
Haleigh Stoller- Wayne Trace
Alec Ogg- Upper Sandusky

Candidates for Reporter:
Mackenzie Hoog- Valley View MVCTC
Mozie van Raaij- Southeastern

Candidates for Sentinel:
Justin Beckner- Tallawanda Butler Tech
Wyatt Kissell- Mt. Vernon… Continue reading

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Twins, best friends, teammates

By Meredith Oglesby, OCJ FFA reporter

They had a pact to never compete, but twins Grant and Grace Lach broke that pact in May of 2018 for their individual efforts to earn a spot on the Ohio FFA State Officer Team.

“All throughout our time in the FFA we had a pact that we wouldn’t compete against each other and running for state office was the first time that we broke that pact,” said Grant Lach, 2018-19 State Vice President at Large.

With the bright lights, adrenaline pumping and the election results being announced, their broken pact made the big moment for anyone running for state office even bigger for the twins from the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter. But, as it turns out, breaking the pact paid off. They are the first twins to ever serve together as state officers in Ohio.

Grant and Grace recently had the chance to reflect on what it was like to serve together on the 2018-19 state officer team.… Continue reading

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Meet our 2019 Ohio FFA Student Reporters

Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal is pleased to introduce our 2019 Ohio FFA Student Reporters. Over the next two days, these young people will be helping our team report the latest happenings from State Convention. Here’s a bit about them:

Mackenzie Hoog

Hello everyone! My name is  Mackenzie Hoog, I’m 17 years old, and a junior at Valley View High School. I belong to the Valley View MVCTC FFA Chapter and am currently the 2018-19 Vice President, but will soon be the 2019-20 President. In high school, I participate in other activities such as varsity cheer, Interact Club, NHS, FCA, and student government. I am currently the President of my class and am planning prom, which is a daunting task but with the help of my team, I’m sure everything will run smoothly. Outside of school, I am a competitive cheerleader, in 4-H, President of the Montgomery County Junior Fair Board and member of our fair’s court as well.… Continue reading

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Students find unique ways to engage with agriculture

By Sydney Snider, OCJ FFA reporter

Raising livestock, growing crops or working for an agribusiness are recognized areas agricultural education students are often involved with as a part of their supervised agricultural experience (SAE). Nationally, there are 47 proficiency award areas for students to be recognized for their efforts and earnings in different areas of agriculture.

The Ohio FFA Association has two proficiency award areas not recognized on the national level: organic agriculture and accounting. These areas interest students across the state and allow them to gain skills, knowledge and experience in two unique, yet vital, sectors of agriculture. Keep reading to learn more about two students who have developed passions for these Ohio-specific proficiency areas.

 

Organic Agriculture

Grant DeBruin, a junior member of the Miami Trace FFA Chapter, helps on his family farm as a part of his organic agriculture SAE. DeBruin’s family has an organic pasture dairy farm located near Greenfield, Ohio.… Continue reading

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