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American Star in Agriscience – Chrysta Beck, Pettisville

Ohio FFA members excel at National Convention

The 90th National FFA Convention and Expo took place October 25-28 in Indianapolis, Ind. Ohio FFA was well represented with multiple Career Development Event (CDE) teams, Proficiency Award finalists and 397 American Degree Recipients.

The final days of convention brought much anticipation as the winners were announced for CDE’s, Proficiency Areas and the Agriscience Fair. Below are the results for Ohio FFA members and chapters who competed at convention.


Ohio CDE Teams/Individuals who placed in the top 5:

Agricultural Issues, 4th place: Amanda-Clearcreek FFA

Agronomy, 1st place: North Union FFA

Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Koleson McCoy, Global Impact STEM Academy

Food Science and Technology, 4th place: Hillsdale

Forestry, 4th place: Liberty Union


National Agricultural Proficiency Winners:

Agricultural Communications—Entrepreneurship/Placement
Kolt Buchenroth, Kenton-OHP

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance—Entrepreneurship
Aaron Lane Hendrich, Eaton-MVCTC

Agricultural Sales—Placement
Sierra MacKenzie Drewes, New Breman

Diversified Agricultural Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement
Nole Gerfen, Ridgement

Diversified Livestock Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement
Adam Daniel Blumenschein, Fairbanks

Food Science and Technology—Entrepreneurship/Placement
Ann Marie Shelby, Zane Trace

Swine Production—Entrepreneurship
Collin Dunaway, Felicty-Franklin


National Agriscience Fair Winners:

Plant Systems Division 3: Kayla Wyse, Pettisville FFA

Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division 4: Jared Hamilton and Joseph Glassmeyer, Felicity-Franklin FFA

American Star in Agriscience Winner: Chrysta Beck, Pettisville

Along with these competitors, Ohio was also represented in the National FFA Band and Chorus. Band participants included; Seth Taylor from Clyde, Katherine Tilford from Talawanda Butler Tech and Jamie Walter from Liberty Union. Chorus members from Ohio included; Shay Bolton from Parkway, Katelyne Crouch from Pymatuning Valley, Seth Feikert from Triway and Cheyenne Gillett from National Trail MVCTC.

Garrett Allen from Ohio Valley and Chase Cummings from Waynesfield Goshen competed in the national talent competition.

Congrats to all the Ohio FFA members and chapters who competed at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo!

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