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State Agronomy CDE Results

2011 Agronomy Teams
RankTeam/Student NameExamPlantsinsSeedsDisTmScore
1North Union High School1021282
1SKYLER FOOS12080509550395
2KAYLA DYSERT11090509550395
3JUSTIN GRAVATT11585459550390
6BETHANY DRESBACK11580509050385
13SHAWN PHONEYAVONG10575509540365
2Miami Trace High School1251260
5BEN HISEY10590509550390
8RACHEL MCCLISH110705010050380
14RYAN HISER10570509545365
15AARON SOLLARS100804510040365
18MADISON HISEY9085509545365
23LANDON GIBBS10075459035345
24JUDITH STRAATHOF9565459545345
46KYLER MAY7070158535275
52CHANDLER FORD6060255530230
100CHARLIE HISER4525102510115
3Logan High School1141239
7KAYLA STARLIN105905010040385
9QUINN HOSLER105854010045375
16ROB MEYER10085459045365
32JESSICA BURNS11070407535330
36ZANE MURREY7575408550325
38SARAH HOOD8050509530305
43SEAN FITZGEARALD8060458525295
62STEVEN MILLER7525154540200
4Southeastern Ross High School1101190
10MICHAEL CLARK10085459550375
17MICHAEL WARD9580459550365
28LUCAS MEEKER9575508535340
40CODY LYONS9570209025300
5Greenville High School1241184
11REGAN GARBER11075459545370
20PATRICK GARBER11065458550355
29ALYSSA GARBER10060409540335
6Hillsdale High School871167
4HANNAH SHOCK10590509550390
22RACHEL SHOCK10060509050350
25Mariah Glass10570309045340
27BRYCE PAYNE9555459550340
42ASHLEE CUTLIP8040509035295
65RACHEL LARUE5035158015195
7Fort Recovery High School911151
12MICHELLE BRACKMAN9085509550370
21LAURA BRAUN10075409050355
31AMANDA POTTKOTTER7580509040335
39ANDREA LENNARTZ6555459050305
8Wauseon High School1171137
19CHRISTOPHER YACKEE10095457050360
33AUSTIN WANGER10065358050330
34BLAKE GURZYNSKI9070408545330
48AUSTIN ARPS7070357020265
50SCOTT DENNIS9545156520240
9River View High School1031088
26KURTIS CROFT10070309545340
30MARION STUTZMAN9060509045335
37SHAWNA ARVAI9055359040310
57ZACH ELSON602545755210
63JAMES ELLIS6525306020200
10Oregon-Clay High School57827
41ADAM MIHALKO8555309535300
47ERIC NGUYEN7035408045270
61JAVIER SALAZAR7525155035200
11Hardin-Northern High School83728
45AUSTIN DOUGLAS7565357035280
59PAUL GAULT6540255025205
78COURTNEY ACTON7530202015160
90DAN HASTINGS6515152015130
98HALEY BREIDENBACH6510151510115
99ZACH MARQUART6010251010115
12South Central High School101696
51JARED POTH8035357515240
72JOHN OSBORNE7025303025180
73DEREK SWEETING8015204515175
81DAVID ALLISON7020252010145
85JUSTIN BUTTON6010303010140
106DAKOTA JONES4552052095
13Parkway High School94684
56ABBY EVANS8020254545215
67CADEN HELLWARTH9025303015190
69SETH HOUTS9030103520185
94TOMMY MCDONOUGH655103010120
14Elmwood High School75635
49VANESSA WAGNER10550154035245
71JOSHUA BOES8020204515180
87JESSICA MCGRAIN6520152015135
15Otsego High School86596
60ALEX VOLLMAR8045251535200
70BILL POTTER9035151035185
93SARA BOYLE851510105125
16Clyde High School32577
58LOGAN BACK8040203530205
64LOGAN FULLER6030305520195
82PATRICK TEA703525150145
120Savannah Green1510202065
17Shelby High School66511
74SAM BOYCE6020305015175
80ALAINA LUCIUS652510455150
95ASHLEY VOGT65255205120
18Sheridan High School67502
75BRAD DITTOE7535151530170
88ETHAN MCGLOTHLIN602525250135
91COLLIN REICHLEY5520152020130
101MICHAEL SKINNER451010540110
19Wilmington High School57497
68MATT MIDDLETON10525101530185
84MATT STARKEY7015151525140
97KALEN KELLY701551015115
20Mississinawa Valley High School85455
55KYLE MESTMAKER8520157025215
113CODY EVANS550105575
21Upper Scioto Valley High School68433
76ALEX PARKER6520401530170
22Fayetteville High School60405
86JEREMY ROBBINS5030103515140
102KYLE FECK6015101010105
105CODY ADAMS551015155100
112MATTHEW GAST601050075
23Eastern Brown High School83403
77BRITTANY CLARK852053520165
79JACOB GARRETT8515151525155
24Western Brown High School51386
92AMBER RICKEY402015505130
96DREW BOHL75520150115
107IAN MCKINZIE50101510590
25Botkins High School73338
104JONATHAN FISHER601510515105
108DOUG SCHMERGE5051052090
114BRENT SCHMERGE4015105070
115ZACH EBERT3515551070
26Fairbanks High School61331
83Jakob Wilson8510101025140
89CHRIS KUTZ7020151510130
27West Branch High School170
28Westfall High School42132
109Brandon Ashcraft3520152090
29East Clinton High School3989
30Elgin High School4580
128Henry Williams15155035
31Benjamin Logan High School65
32Hopewell-Loudon HS35
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Amanda-Clearcreek FFA elects new officers

By: Emily Cordle, Reporter

At the February FFA meeting, the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA chapter conducted officer elections for the 2011-2012 school year. During that time the 2010-2011 officer team officially stepped down from their positions.

The new officer Team consists of president- Nate Seitz, vice-president- Alex Norris, secretary- Sierra Jepsen, treasurer- Kayla Porter, reporter- Emily Cordle, sentinel- John Miller, and student advisor- Caitlin Robinson. Congratulations to the new officer team!

Below are some comments from our newly elected officers.

President Nate Seitz said her goal for the chaper is “to get more people involved.”

Student Advisor Caitlin Robinson said, “I would like the chapter to keep our traditions, continue to win contests, and represent our chapter well.”

Seitz also saidthat he would like to “find a way to make more competition in the chapter.”

Robinson said, “I would like to do more FFA dances and FFA game nights.”

When told they were elected as officers, Seitz said, he was at a loss of words and excited.… Continue reading

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Miami Trace FFA competes in Greenhand Quiz Contest

Recently, a group of agricultural education students at Miami Trace participated in the Greenhand Quiz contest. The team took an exam that was designed to develop the FFA members’ awareness of the history of the FFA Organization and become familiar with the Official FFA Manual used by students of Agricultural Education. Participants aimed to answer questions derived from the Official FFA Manual, the history of the National FFA Organization, and the many purposes and opportunities of the FFA.

This year, Miami Trace (MT) was very successful in the contest. The team placed 5th overall out of 94 teams. MT freshman Evan Schaefer was the highest scoring individual, placing above 1,100 other competitors from all across the state of Ohio.

The team consisted of: Evan Schaefer, Hannah Peterson, Nicole Straathof, Molly Garringer, Allison Rife, Katie Frost, Heather Johnston, Mikayla Mick, Logan Harvel, Zach Monroe, Courtney Hagler, Hunter Hobbs, Paige Bonham, Hayden Allemang, Tyler Horney, Gus Mitchem, Caitlyn Caldwell, Cierra McFarland, Chas Grover, Tyler Lower, Montana Born, Taylor Starcher, Julia Miller, Kaylee Runyon, Payton Price, Tyler Wrobel, Samantha Cummins, Cierra Coe, Betsey Bonham, Austin Rogers, Cody Knapp, and Ashley Wood.… Continue reading

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Miami Trace Holds Chapter & Greenhand Ceremonies

On the evening of March 17th, 2011, the Miami Trace FFA chapter held a ceremony for its members who received their Greenhand and Chapter degrees. A Greenhand degree is awarded to those FFA members who have completed their first year of agriculture education. Chapter degrees are awarded to members after their second year.

The ceremonies were held in conjunction with a monthly chapter meeting in which normal business was conducted. Special guest Amy Frost, Ohio FFA President, spoke at the ceremony on how quickly time has passed since she received her Greenhand and Chapter degrees.

After the completion of the meeting, members and their parents enjoyed an ice cream social as a celebration of this special event.… Continue reading

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Miami Trace Host Annual Judging Contest

On Saturday, March 12th, the MT FFA chapter held its annual invitational and District 9 Career Development Event Judging Contest at the Fayette Co. Fair Grounds. Chapters from all traveled to the fairgrounds so that members could compete in their specialized areas. The contest covered agronomy, dairy cattle, dairy products, equine management, general livestock, and poultry.

The contest required a big effort and a lot of extra hours from all involved. Miami Trace students who weren’t competing worked the show rings, administrated tests, and gave instructions.

Miami Trace placed as following in each contest of the invitational:

  • Agronomy: 3rd of 15
  • Dairy Cattle: 3rd of 21
  • Equine Management: 11th of 41
  • General Livestock: 4th of 55
  • Poultry: 4th of 29

A special thank you to the following people and organizations who generously donated resources and time to the contest: Southern State Community College, Laurence Smith, Real McCoy Genetics, Wilmington College, Kay Tracy, Don Calendar, Casey Smith, Jason Bihl, All-N-One 4-H Club, Raejean Robinette and everyone else who helped out at the contest.… Continue reading

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National FFA gets funding from CSX to continue national ag curriculum

A revolutionary and growing national agriculture education program launched four years ago has received major financial support from the leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America.

CSX recently pledged nearly $700,000 to the National FFA Foundation for the sponsorship of a variety of FFA programs, including the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education™.

Launched in 2007 by the National Council for Agricultural Education, CASE is a national curriculum for secondary agricultural education that provides a high level of educational experiences to enhance the relevance of agriculture, food and natural resources education. The program is an agriscience-based curriculum that includes student assessment, professional development for teachers and teacher certification. Conceptualized and written by agriculture teachers for agriculture teachers, the program is a series of sequential courses designed to prepare students for careers in the food, fiber, fuel and natural resources industries.

CASE provides detailed resources for teaching hands-on laboratory exercises rather than leaving it to the teacher to create instructional aides.… Continue reading

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Benjamin Logan FFA donates over 2400 pounds of collected cans food items needed to St. Vincent De Paul.

The local Tractor Supply Company stores support students’ fight against hunger in the community

Bellefontaine, OH September 25, 2010 – February 25, 2011 — The Benjamin Logan FFA chapter recently worked with the local TSC store in (Bellefontaine, Ohio) to collect canned food for local charity. This collection took place in front of TSC where there were buckets to collect the items. This program started on November 10, 2010 and ran through February 25, 2011. Donators’ could bring in canned food items whenever they wanted to.

What is Harvest for America?  According to the TSC website “choosing to harvest today for a better tomorrow.”   It helps the less fortunate in need by collecting canned food items to less fortunate families in need.

The Committee Chair, Katelyne Ackley says: “I think this (Harvest for America) is a way to communicate to the public and make the public aware of what is going on through our community.… Continue reading

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Amanda Clearcreek Members Advance to State

A-C FFA Members Advance to State Level

To receive your State FFA Degree one has to have an agricultural job, run an agricultural business, raise animals or crops. One of the most difficult requirements to obtain a State FFA Degree are to earn $3,500 gross earnings or 1,000 hours and have earned in excess of $4,500 or 500 hours and have earned at least $4,000 in gross earnings. For most members this difficult for some of them to raise this money for there SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) project, but for 7 FFA members, this was obtainable to them: Sierra Jepsen, Nate Seitz, Aaron Miller, Tyler Genders, Scott Loudermilk, Becca Bentz and Kelsie Sharp. If these members applications are approved his will be the most members that the chapter have ever had receive their State FFA Degree in one year. Aside from receiving a State FFA Degree the highest degree a member can receive is the American FFA Degree.… Continue reading

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Benjamin Logan FFA Celebrates National FFA Week

Benjamin Logan FFA celebrates 2011 National FFA Week, February 19-26

Bellefontaine, OH- Benjamin Logan FFA will celebrate National FFA Week February 19-26, 2011.  Infinite Potential is the theme this year and it embodies all the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization, the blue corduroy jacket, a symbol of pride and tradition, to the bright future of agriculture and the traditions of leadership and hard work. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.

The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for all youth. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.… Continue reading

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