Sleepy Eye FFA holds Crop Show
The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show/Greenhand/Parents Night Program on Monday, November 13th. 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 2017 FFA Crops Show.
Josie Lang created a video of events from summer through the fall that was viewed during the crop show. She highlighted the officer team, the CDE teams, National FFA Convention as well as summer and fall FFA events.
FFA members exhibited a total of 615 samples of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, silage, haylage, and miscellaneous crops at the 2017 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 $4,600 for their efforts from the crop samples.
The Sr. High 2017 champions for each of the crops divisions includes the following:
Alfalfa Hay Champion: Nick Ludewig
Other Hay Champion: Ethan Fischer
Miscellaneous Champion: Martina Nienhaus
Corn Silage Champion: Trisha Ludewig
Haylage Champion: Ethan Fischer
Ear Corn Champion: Trisha Ludewig
Soybeans Champion: Parker Neid
Wheat Champion: Trisha Ludewig
Shelled Corn Champion: Cassidy Hoffmann
Oats Champion: Trisha Ludewig
The Sr. High Crops Show Champion was Cassidy Hoffmann.
The Reserve Champion for Sr. High was Trisha Ludewig.
The other top ten placings were:
3rd place – Ethan Fischer
4th place – Nick Ludewig
5th place – McKenzie Cselovszki
6th place – Jadon Haala
7th place – Martina Nienhaus
8th place – Parker Neid
9th place – Emma Fischer
10th place – Anthony Ziegenhagen
The 2017 FFA Crop Show was a huge success, and would not have been possible without the involvement of the community! Thank you to everyone who contributed including donating crops, judging the crops, and attending the event.