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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Hunter Rose wins FFA crop show

  • The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show-Greenhand-Parents Night Program on Monday Nov. 11.
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  • The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show-Greenhand-Parents Night Program on Monday Nov. 11. 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 2013 FFA Crops Show. The Greenhands (first-year FFA members) were also recognized. FFA members exhibited 634 samples of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, silage, haylage and miscellaneous crops at the 2013 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 $3,700 for their efforts from the crop samples. The Sleepy Eye FFA chapter placed second in the crop show at the Minnesota State Fair in September of 2013.
     
    The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter would like to give a huge thank you to the crop show judges, who volunteered their time to score the crops, which is a time consuming activity. Judges included the following: Van Cunningham, Jason Cunningham, John Maas, Mike Sellner, Keith Lendt, Ben Seifert, Gary Hauser and Larry Baumgardt. Thanks also to Van Cunningham for donating some of the crops as well as the officers who brought crops to share with other members.
     
    The results for the 2013 show are as follows:
    Champions for 7th and 8th grade:
    • Shelled Corn: Parker Neid
    • Oats: Macy Schenk
    • Ear Corn: McKenzie Cselovszki
    • Wheat: Kaila Domeier
    • Soybeans: Parker Neid.
    Champions for 7th-12th grade Forages and 9th-12th grade Grain included:
    • Ear Corn: Hunter Rose
    • Oats: Hunter Rose
    • Other Hay: Ben Manderfeld
    • Wheat: Hunter Rose
    • Soybeans: Hunter Rose
    • Haylage: Natalie Sellner
    • Shelled Corn: Hunter Rose
    • Other Silage: Austin Fischer
    • Alfalfa Hay: Hunter Rose
    • Miscellaneous: Hunter Rose
    • Corn silage: Hunter Rose
    • The top 10 overall for 7th and 8th grade included:
    • The 7th and 8th Grade Champion - Jayden Fischer
    • Reserve Champion - Jon Mickelson
    • 3rd Place: Parker Neid
    • 4th Place: Cassidy Hoffmann
    • 5th Place: Caleb Trebesch
    • 6th Place: Isaac Nelson
    • 7th Place: McKenzie Cselovszki
    • 8th Place: Colin Butenhoff
    • 9th Place: Kaila Domeier
    • 10th Place: Ben Manderfeld
    • The top 10 overall for 9-12 grade included:
    Page 2 of 2 - Champion of the Crops Show - Hunter Rose
    Reserve Champion - Austin Fischer
    • 3rd Place: Jamie Fischer
    • 4th Place: Natalie Sellner
    • 5th Place: Bethany Seifert
    • 6th Place: Austin Trebesch
    • 7th Place: David Jasso
    • 8th Place: McKayla Ashenbrenner
    • 9th Place: Savanna Christensen
    • 10th Place: Cassidy Hacker
    The 2013 FFA Crop Show was a huge success, and would not have been possible without the involvement of the community.
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