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Mr. Nelson - Classroom Spotlight

Forreston FFA Has Busy School Year


            The Forreston FFA Chapter has had a typically busy school year so far. Members have enjoyed a variety of Career Development Events (CDE) and activities. We started off September with the annual Test Plot Dinner at the Suttman farm east of Forreston. Students and alumni members were able to discuss the performance of various test plot varieties of soybeans. We were well represented in Homecoming activities with our Donuts and Cider sale and a float in the parade. We finished September by attending the Section 1 Land Use CDE at Scales Mound where we placed 3rd. We attended the State Land Use CDE at Black Hawk College on October 10 and finished in 13th place in the state.

            Our chapter won the Section 1 Meats CDE at Seward on October 14. Our top scorers were Aaron Wubbena and Hailey Kruse. On October 16, we finished 4th in the Section 1 Dairy Products CDE at Le-Win. We participated in the Section 1 Dodgeball Tournament at Eastland on October 18. On October 23, 8 members of our chapter headed to Indianapolis for the National FFA Convention. Attendees were Aaron Wubbena, Danielle Hagemann, Brooklynn Hollis, Jacob Green, Anna Snider, Megan Hagemann, Brandon Skoglund, and Hailey Kruse. Travelling with Section 1, we visited Illinois State University, the Indiana Wind Farm, and the Indiana Convention Center. Students attended leadership sessions, workshops, and convention sessions.

            Things didn’t slow down as November began for our chapter. On Nov. 6, our Ag Sales CDE team #1 placed 2nd at the Section 1 CDE. Team members were Brooklynn Hollis, Hailey Kruse, Aaron Hagemann, and Anna Snider. Team #2 members were Jacob Green, Brittni Hollis, Bailey Brooks, and Anthony Josephitis. The Section 1 Greenhand Quiz Bowl was also held at Stockton that same night. Our first team Ag Sales team competed in the District 1 CDE at Sauk Valley on November 14 and finished in 4th place. November closes with the Section 1 Agronomy CDE at Eastland on November 27.



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