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Learning to do through SAE programs

By Meredith Oglesby, OCJ FFA reporter

From growing crops to managing a herd of livestock, students have a range of projects for their supervised agricultural experiences (SAE). These projects allow students to engage in real-world agricultural activities and gain career ready skills outside of the classroom.

From the inspiration of her agricultural education instructor and with the help of her grandpa, Lauren Wright, from the Miami East MVCTC FFA Chapter, markets and manages one acre of sweet corn.

“My SAE experience has made me realize what an awesome community that I live in. The support from family, friends, and community members has been so supportive in many ways,” Wright said.

Wright set the goal to make the business the best it can be.

“I have started working towards this goal by fixing every error that has popped up so far and by sometimes just being one step ahead,” Wright said.

She really enjoys the opportunity to meet new customers at her house or at the farmer’s markets.

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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

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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

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