FFA and the Iowa State Fair
Des Moines, IA ~ The Central Plains FFA Chapter had 18 members exhibit at the 2021 State Fair in mid-August. Local members were involved with Ag. Mechanics, Horticulture, Meat Goats, Photography, Sheep, and Swine.
The Iowa FFA Association sponsors an activity that recognizes chapters whose members excelled at the fair. It is called the Supreme Overall Chapter Awards. It is based on how well members exhibited within their departments during the State Fair. The local chapter placed fifth overall as a chapter in photography division and seventh overall in the market swine division.
The Agri-Power FFA Chapter from Eddyville was crowned the “2021 Supreme Chapter” overall winner. The West Marshall Chapter of State Center was runner-up. The Central Plains Chapter ended up 28th overall. There are 253 FFA chapters in the state and over 200 chapters had at least one member exhibiting at the State Fair. With only 18 members exhibiting in the different areas, it demonstrated that the local members had quality entries this past year for the chapter to score so well overall.
Those exhibiting locally were Jarod Cloud, Carly Davis, Kyleigh Erritt, Rylie Ferrari, Chyann Hicks, Chloe Hurtado, Caden Larson, Justin Loseke, Breck Mills, Leilah Olson, Alexis Peterson, Austin Sorenson, Gabby Stewart, Hailey Stewart, Maddie VanSickle, and Haylee Welter, Jillian Woodruff, and Pierce Woodruff.