FFA crops show a success
By Maddi Helget
NEW ULM — The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual crops show and greenhand and parents’ night program on Monday, Nov. 18.
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 2019 FFA crops show.
Ms. Klontz 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 and summer FFA and service events.
A total of 107 FFA members exhibited a total of 584 samples of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, silage, haylage and miscellaneous crops at the 2019 Sleepy Eye FFA crop show. The samples were judged on appearance: uniform color and size and 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.
The junior officer team was also introduced at the event. They include: President- Adam Johnson, Vice President- Gracie Sellner, Secretary-Alex Joramo, Reporter-Isaac Lendt, and Officer-at-Large- Leisha Martinez.
The Senor High 2019 champions for each of the crops divisions included: Wheat Champion: David Martinez; Soybeans Champion: Morgan Hoffmann; Oats Champion: Presley Dockter; Shelled Corn Champion: Jacob Schultz.