Every month, members from the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter are recognized based on their involvement and achievements in the FFA.
The Members of the Month for November are Mary Rosenhammer, Paige Romberg, and Cassidy Hoffmann. The Officer of the Month for November is Chris Linan. These members are honored for their help with fundraising and participating in the Chapter Crop Show, as well as numerous other activities.
Members of the Month
Paige Romberg, a seventh grader, has been in FFA for the past year. She said she joined FFA because she wanted to learn more about farming and agriculture.
So far, her favorite FFA activity has been fruit sales.
Something Paige is looking forward to most this year is joining a CDE team.
She said she has learned that their are a variety of different facets of the farming and agriculture industry.
Awards she is most proud of are her ribbons at the FFA Crop Show and first place for Junior High Fruit Sales.
Cassidy Hoffmann is also a seventh grader in her first year with FFA. She said she joined FFA because it has been something she has been affiliated with her entire life and she is finally old enough to become an active member. She said her favorite FFA activity so far has been the FFA Dance.
Cassidy is most looking forward to joining CDE teams and going on the bowling trip. She said she has learned a lot about swine and dairy from FFA.
Awards that she’s won that she’s most proud of include fourth place at the Crop Show.
Mary Rosenhammer is a senior this year and has participated in FFA for the past four years. She said she joined FFA to make friends and learn more about agriculture to help promote it.
She is involved in the Dairy Judging Career Development Event (CDE) and enjoys learning more about genetics and milk production.
Her favorite FFA activity has been touring Churchill Downs at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
Mary is very excited for the Little I Judging Competition at SDSU, as well as State Convention, because there are always fun activities and events.
Mary said what she has learned by being in FFA and Ag. Class is the importance of promoting agriculture and involving youth at an early age. She said she also learned how to weld.
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Awards that she’s earned in FFA that she is most proud of include the Dairy Judging Team getting sixth place at the State FFA Convention and her own second place finish at State for Dairy Handling two years ago.
Officer of the Month
Chris Linan in a junior and has been involved with FFA for the past five years.
He said he joined FFA to meet more people and find out more things about agriculture and FFA. He holds the officer title of Sentinel and says the position benefits his interests and likes.
Chris’s favorite FFA activity is the FFA lock-in.
This year Chris is looking forward to accomplishing the goals that our officer team sets throughout the year.
He’s learned that FFA is about more than just farming.
Awards that Chris has earned that he’s most proud of are the Greenhand and Chapter Degrees.