Edon FFA gives update on recent events

Submitted by Evan Fisk, Edon FFA Reporter

Three Members Compete at District Public Speaking

On Feb. 16, three members of the Edon FFA Chapter participated in the District Public Speaking contest at Liberty Center High School. Aidan Muehlfeld, Emily Fox and Paige Schaffter competed.

Aidan Muehlfeld represented the chapter in the Creed Speaking division where he recited the FFA Creed and answered questions about the creed’s history. Aidan placed 3rd in the district.

Emily Fox participated in the Beginning Prepared division of this contest where she wrote and delivered a five-to-seven minute speech about farm safety, and answered questions about her topic. Emily placed 4th in the district.

Paige Schaffter represented the chapter in the Advanced Prepared division where she wrote and delivered a six-to-eight minute speech about the algal-blooms in Lake Erie. Paige placed 2nd at districts and qualified for the state contest.

Edon FFA Hosts State FFA Officer

Ohio FFA Sentinel Robby Thiel visited the Edon FFA Chapter on February 29th to present workshops to members. Robby worked with the AFNR classes to learn about the components of FFA Official Dress and they even created official dress outfits from newspaper. In other classes, Robby encouraged members to develop their skills in becoming leaders and role models in our community.

Schaffter Competes at State Public Speaking

After qualifying at districts to advance, Edon FFA member Paige Schaffter competed at the state public speaking contest on March 5th at Marysville High School. In the Advanced Prepared division, she delivered her six-to-eight minute speech titled, “What Does the Future Hold for Lake Erie?” to a room of judges, and answered questions about her topic. Paige placed 10th in her preliminary room.

Students Compete in District 1 Invitational CDE’s

Members of the Edon FFA Chapter competed in Career Development Events at the District 1 Invitational at Fulton County Fairgrounds on March 18th. The 18 students participated in the poultry, wildlife and general livestock judging events.

In the poultry contest, students about the production, processing, management and marketing of poultry products. Members of this team were Jordan Winebernner, Paige Schaffter, Jared Cook, Olivia Radabaugh, Claire Radabaugh, Tatum Schaffter, Aidan Muehlfeld, Clayton Fitch and Shane Zulch. The team placed 11th at the contest.

The wildlife contest promotes interest in the areas of fish, wildlife, and natural resources management. Through this event, students identify species of fish, vegetative plants and wild animals native to Ohio. The team placed 18th at the contest and members were Lucas Joice, Justin Shaw, Wendy Braun, Kelby Sapp, Dylan Mason and Kase Hug.

The general livestock contest requires students to evaluate classes of beef cattle, sheep, goats and hogs, and answer questions about their body conformation. Students in this contest were Colten Lyman, Carley Muehlfeld, Levi Brandt and Evan Fisk. The team placed 25th at the contest.

The teams are now preparing for the state contest on April 2nd at the Ohio Expo Center.