The Fairbury FFA Chapter had 35 members compete at the 2018 District 5 Career Development Events (CDE) Contest on Tuesday, March 6th at Southeast Community College in Beatrice. These 35 members represented Fairbury FFA well by competing in a variety of contests but came up against some stiff competition in the district. Fairbury FFA did have some individual success as Sara Huss placed 1st in Ag Biotechnology, Ashlee Griffee placed 3rd in Agronomy and Jared Engelman received a 3rd place medal in Nursery and Landscape. Below is a complete list of all the team and individual results for the Fairbury FFA Chapter members that competed in the District 5 CDE contests.
The welding contest consists of a team of three members where one member has to Oxygen-Acetylene (O/A) weld, one member has to Shielded Metal Arc Weld (SMAW), and one member has to Gas Metal Arc Weld (GMAW). Fairbury had two welding teams compete in the district contest with team one consisting of Brock Barton who received a purple ribbon in the O/A division, Jacob Maschmann who received a red ribbon in the GMAW division, and Jesse Graves who received a purple ribbon in the SMAW division. The second team consisted of Trevin Arnold who received a red ribbon in the O/A division, Dalton Peterson who received a red ribbon in the SMAW division and John Kerwood received a purple ribbon in the GMAW division. The Fairbury welding team placed 4th overall in the district 5 welding competition. John Kerwood, Jesse Graves and Brock Barton will represent Fairbury FFA at the 2018 Nebraska State FFA Convention.
The Agronomy team placed 2nd overall and consisted of Ashlee Griffee who recieved a Purple ribbon, Micheala Buchli who received a purple ribbon, Delaney Miller who received a red ribbon, and Tori Likens who received a blue ribbon. They will represent Fairbury at the state FFA convention.
The Agriscience team two consisted of Harlie Blas and Cashe Kroll who received a blue ribbon and Sarah Engelman who received a red ribbon. The Agriscience one team consisted of Riley Wood, Taylor Gustafson, Konnor Hasselbring, and Brooklen Bear who all received a red ribbon.
The Ag Sales team placed 4th and qualified for the state FFA convention. The team consisted of John Kerwood and Devin Wanamaker who received blue ribbons and Kennedy DeBoer and Dalton Peterson who received red ribbons.
Fairbury FFA was represented by one Meats team that consisted of Taylor Runge receiving a Blue Ribbon and Kane Hasselbring, Jared Engelman, and Colton Starck receiving a red ribbon.
The Floriculture team placed 3rd overall and qualified for the state FFA convention. Team members include Jordan Ruhnke and Shavara Kroeker who received a purple ribbons and Brooklen Bear and Paige Livingston who received a blue ribbon.
The Livestock Management team one finished with a red ribbon. Team one consisted of Delaney Miller, Tori Likens, Trevin Arnold, Sarah McCown, Kane Hasselbring . Team two also received a red ribbon and consisted of Taylor Runge, Josie Junker, Colton Starck, Zach Holes, and Logan Slater.
Fairbury was represented by a Vet Science team that placed 5th overall with the team consisting of Paige Livingston who received a purple ribbon, Miranda Heidemann and Sarah McCown receiving a blue ribbon and Jordan Ruhnke receiving a red ribbon.
Fairbury FFA had one Natural Resource team. This team consisted of Trevin Arnold who placed who received a purple ribbon, Jesse Graves and Jacob Maschmann who received a blue ribbon, and Brock Barton who received a red ribbon.
Fairbury FFA was represented by one Nursery and Landscape team who placed 3rd overall. The team consisted of Jared Engelman who received a purple ribbon and Riley Wood, Harlie Blas and Autumn Branson who received a blue ribbon.
The Fairbury FFA was represented by one Ag Biotech team that placed 3rd overall. The team consisted of Sara Huss placing 1st and receiving a purple ribbon, Autumn Branson and Devin Wanamaker receiving blue ribbons, and Bret Cole receiving a red ribbon.
It was a great day for the Fairbury FFA Chapter and all members had a great experience in developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.