Results of senior high FFA crop show; junior high results next week.

The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show, Greenhand, and Parents Night Program on Monday, Nov. 13. 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.

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 more time spent preparing a crop sample, the more success in the end.

After the crop show, the crops are stored until the county and state fairs the following summer. Last year, Sleepy Eye FFA members earned more than $4,600 for their crop sample efforts.

The 2017 Senior High Champions for each of the crops divisions includes: Alfalfa Hay, Nick Ludewig; Other Hay, Ethan Fischer; Miscellaneous, Martina Nienhaus; Corn Silage, Trisha Ludewig; Haylage, Ethan Fischer; Ear Corn, Trisha Ludewig; Soybeans, Parker Neid; Wheat, Trisha Ludewig; Shelled Corn, Cassidy Hoffmann and Oats, Trisha Ludewig.

The Senior High Crops Show Champion was Cassidy Hoffmann and Trisha Ludewig was Reserve Champion. The other top 10 placings, in order third through 10th were: Ethan Fischer, Nick Ludewig, McKenzie Cselovszki, Jadon Haala, Martina Nienhaus, Parker Neid, Emma Fischer and Anthony Ziegenhagen.

The 2017 FFA Crop Show was a huge success through involvement of the community, including donation of crops, judging crops, and attending the event.