The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter was well represented at the State Fair once again in 2015.

The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter was well represented at the State Fair once again in 2015. In the Crops Division at the fair, there were 1326 total crop samples and 353 exhibitors. Of those, Sleepy Eye had over 500 crop samples and 95 exhibitors. There were 16 chapters competing in the Minnesota State Fair Crops Show.

The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter was named High Point Chapter and Winner of the Minnesota State Fair Crop Show. Sleepy Eye FFA won the crop show with 1839 points. Jackson was awarded second with 1201 points, and Mountain Lake was third with 535 points.

The Crop Show Exhibitors earned the following placings: Hunter Rose had the Champion Oats Sample, and earned third place overall individual. Cassidy Hoffmann had the Champion Barley Sample. Parker Neid had the Champion Field Peas Sample. Colin Hillmer had the Champion Winter Rye Sample.

The Dairy Exhibitors earned the following placings: Second place, Purebred Holstein – ThreeYear-Old Cow, John Rosenhammer. Fourth place, Purebred Holstein – Three-Year-Old Cow, Mary Rosenhammer. Fifth place, Showmanship, Grades 11 and 12, John Rosenhammer.

The Goat Exhibitors earned the following placings: Ninth place, Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Doeling, Brianna Polesky. Tenth place, Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Doeling, McKenzie Cselovszki. Ninth place, Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Yearling, McKenzie Cselovszki. Tenth place, Commercial Breeding Meat-Type Yearling, Brianna Polesky.

The Sheep Exhibitors earned the following placings: Sixth place, Commercial Breeding Ewe Lamb, Cassidy Hoffmann. Eighth place, Commercial Breeding Ewe Lamb, Cassidy Hoffmann. Ninth place, Commercial Breeding Ewe Lamb, Macy Schenk. Third place, Commercial Ewe Lamb Pair, Cassidy Hoffmann. Seventh place, Blackface Market Lamb, Cassidy Hoffmann. Twelfth place, Blackface Market Lamb, Macy Schenk.

Reserve Champion Herdsmanship: Sleepy Eye FFA

The Swine Exhibitors earned the following placings: Second place, Duroc March Gilt, Cassidy Hacker. Third place, Duroc March Gilt, Cassidy Hacker. Fourth place, Duroc March Gilt, Becca Rosenhammer. First place, Hampshire March Gilt, McKenzie Cselovszki. Third place, Yorkshire Late February Gilt, Cassidy Hacker. Fourth place, Yorkshire Late February Gilt, Cassidy Hacker. Fourth place, Purebred Market Hog - Duroc, Brandon Roiger. Third place, Purebred Market Hog - Hampshire, Becca Rosenhammer. Fourth place, Purebred Market Hog - Hampshire, Cassidy Hacker. Seventh place, Crossbred Market Hog - Lightweight Division, Brandon Roiger. Seventh place, Crossbred Market Hog - Lightweight Division, Josie Schieffert. Seventh place, Crossbred Market Hog - Middleweight Division, Brandon Roiger. Eleventh place, Crossbred Market Hog - Middleweight Division, Josie Schieffert.

Reserve Champion Herdsmanship: Sleepy Eye FFA

Harley Braun, Chapter President, also did a great job of representing the Sleepy Eye FFA chapter by working in the State Fair Chapter Leadership House. Her duties included providing activities to teach children more about the diversity and importance of agriculture. She also did a lot of media appearances to spread the word about the CHS Miracle of Birth Center and FFA. Braun was at the State Fair during FFA weekend helping to set up and tear down displays, assist showman and help where needed.

John Rosenhammer and Isaac Nelson were volunteers at the Moo Booth while attending the State Fair. They helped answer questions of fair-goers about dairy cattle and the dairy industry.