Sleepy Eye FFA holds crop show

The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show/Greenhand/Parents Night Program on Monday, Nov. 9. It was a chance for the families of FFA members to get together and recognize the efforts of the chapter’s members and parents, while announcing the winners of the 2015 FFA Crops Show.

The Greenhands (first-year FFA members) were also recognized. FFA members exhibited 572 samples of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, silage, haylage, and miscellaneous crops at the 2015 Sleepy Eye FFA Crop Show.

The purpose of the crop show is to exhibit a sample of a crop that will be judged on appearance: uniform color and size as well as having no defects or unwanted debris. Making a crop sample for the show involves a lot of patience and attention to detail. The longer amount of time you spend preparing a crop sample, the more success you will have in the end.

After the crop show, the crops are stored until the county and state fairs the following summer. Last year, FFA Members earned more than $4,300 for their efforts from the crop samples. The Sleepy Eye FFA chapter placed 1st in the crop show at the Minnesota State Fair in September of 2015.

The results for the 2015 Crops Show are as follows.

For 7th & 8th Grade:

Oats Champion: Martina Nienhaus

Ear Corn Champion: Ethan Fischer

Wheat Champion: Kalli Christensen

Soybeans Champion: Owen Braun

Shelled Corn Champion: Frankie Trevino

For 9th/12th Grade Grain & 7th/12th Grade Forage:

Ear Corn Champion: Parker Neid

Soybeans Champion: Hunter Rose

Wheat Champion: Hunter Rose

Shelled Corn Champion: Hunter Rose

Haylage Champion: Jon Mickelson

Other Silage Champion: Austin Fischer

Alfalfa Hay Champion: Jon Mickelson

Other Hay Champion: Austin Fischer

Oats Champion: Hunter Rose

Miscellaneous Champion: Hunter Rose

Corn Silage Champion: Hunter Rose

The top ten overall for 7th and 8th grade included:

TOP TEN JR. HIGH:

Jr. High Crops Champion: Ethan Fischer – 84 points

Reserve Champion for Jr. High: Martina Nienhaus – 58 points

3. Owen Braun – 47 points

4. Josh Nelson – 45 points

5. Kalli Christensen – 36points

6. Kyle Christensen – 35 points

7. AJ Ziegenhagen – 35 points

8. Emma Fischer – 34 points

9. Josh Landkammer – 33 points

10. Millicent Sorensen – 28 points

The top ten overall for 9th-12th grade included:

TOP TEN SR. HIGH:

Sr. High Crops Champion: Hunter Rose – 269 points

Reserve Champion for Sr. High: Austin Fischer – 169 points

3. Jon Mickelson – 151 points

4. Cassidy Hoffmann – 145 points

5. Natalie Sellner – 117 points

6. Parker Neid – 107 points

7. McKenzie Cselovszki – 92 points

8. Caleb Trebesch – 53 points

9. Nathan Walter – 52 points

10. Kelsie Domeier – 48 points

The 2015 FFA Crop Show was a huge success, and would not have been possible without the involvement of the community!

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