The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter was yet again well represented at the State Fair in 2018.

The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter was yet again well represented at the State Fair in 2018. Isaac Johnson, Isaac Nelson, Josh Nelson, McKenzie Cselovszki, Macy Schenk, Maranda Braulick, Isaac Huiras, Cassidy Hoffmann, Morgan Hoffmann, and Emma Schieffert all showed livestock at the fair. Martina Nienhaus and Kalli Christensen also went along as helpers.

In the Crops Division at the Minnesota State Fair, there were 1,217 total crop samples from 16 FFA chapters who competed. The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter won the Minnesota State Fair Crop Show with a total of 1,754 points. Jackson was awarded second place with 1,114 points, and Mountain Lake was third with 338 points. This was the ninth year that Sleepy Eye won the Minnesota State Fair crop show in the past 11 years.

Cassidy Hoffmann had the Champion Rye Sample and earned Third Place Overall Individual. Also in the top five finishers, Trisha Ludewig received Fourth Place Overall Individual.

Ag. Mechanics: Cassidy Hoffmann, First Place with Toolbox; Morgan Hoffmann – Router Sign.

The Dairy Exhibitors earned the following placings: Isaac Nelson, Seventh in Showmanship; Purebred Holstein Winter Calf, Josh Nelson, Fourth Place; Purebred Holstein Fall Calf, Isaac Johnson, 10th Place; Purebred Holstein Fall Senior Yearling Heifer, Isaac Nelson, Third Place.

The Swine Exhibitors earned the following placings: Market Hogs, Emma Schieffert, Ninth and 12th Place; Grand Champion Swine Herdsmanship.

The Goat Exhibitors earned the following placings: Market Goat, Maranda Braulick, Fourth Place; Market Goat, Isaac Huiras, Third Place; Market Goat, McKenzie Cselovszki, Third Place, Ninth Place; Pair of Market Goats, McKenzie Cselovszki, Fourth Place; Market Goat, Macy Schenk, Eighth Place; Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Doeling, Isaac Huiras, Seventh Place; Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Doeling, McKenzie Cselovszki, Seventh and Eighth Place; Pair of Meat Type Doelings, McKenzie Cselovszki, Eighth Place; Pair of Breeding Type Doelings, McKenzie Cselovszki, Sixth Place; Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Yearling Doe, McKenzie Cselovszki, Fifth and Sixth Place; Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Yearling Doe, Macy Schenk, Sixth Place; Pair of Commercial Breeding Yearlings, McKenzie Cselovszki, Second Place; Showmanship, Macy Schenk, Eighth Place; Grand Champion Goat Herdsmanship.

The Sheep Exhibitors earned the following placings: Speckleface Market Lamb, Morgan Hoffmann, Seventh Place; Blackface Market Lamb, Morgan Hoffmann, Seventh Place; Blackface Market Lamb, Cassidy Hoffmann, 10th and 12th Place; Commercial Breeding Ewe Lamb - Morgan Hoffmann, 8th and 10th place; Commercial Breeding Ewe Lamb, Cassidy Hoffmann, Ninth and 13th Place; Pair of Ewe Lambs, Morgan Hoffmann, Sixth Place; Pair of Ewe Lambs, Cassidy Hoffmann, Sixth Place.

Congratulations to the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter on their accomplishments at the Minnesota State Fair!