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.