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South Central FFA Members Receive Top Honors at National Convention


Approximately 3,500 American FFA Degrees are handed out each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo.  That number represents less than half of one percent of all FFA members, making it one of the organization’s highest honors. On November 1st, 2014, the South Central FFA Chapter had three members that received this coveted honor this year; Megan Cornish, Bethany Lortcher and David Seidel.   In order to achieve the American Degree the members had to receive the State FFA Degree, have worked a minimum of 2, 250 in their Supervised Agricultural Experience, complete various community service projects, home improvement projects, and participate in various FFA functions while maintaining high academic standards. 

Megan Cornish is the daughter of Dave and Daphne Cornish of North Fairfield.  Megan works on the family farm, Cornish Farms, working with replacement heifers and owning her own dairy heifers that she shows on a local, state and national level.  Megan currently attends The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute majoring in Agricultural Communications.

Carrie Lortcher is the daughter of Chad and Kathy Lortcher of Willard.  Carrie works on Gravel Ridge Farm, their family farm, working with cattle, pigs, turkeys and the grain operation.  Carrie currently attends Bowling Green State University Firelands majoring in Early Childhood Development.

David Seidel is the son of Rob and Michele Seidel of Greenwich, David works with the family’s hog farm, Maple Lawn Farms and the family’s chicken operation, Four Reasons.  David also assists with the grain and hay operations, as well as, cattle.  David current attends Wilmington College where he is majoring in Veterinary Science.

Congratulations to Megan, Carrie and David for their years of hard work and service.


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