On August 14th South Central FFA members had one place in their mind, the Huron County Fair. Members unloaded all sorts of projects, everything from woodworking to large livestock. The South Central FFA had another amazing week as multiple woodworking projects, SAE posters and welding projects placed. Kaycee Burton placed 2nd with her bird feeder. Kara Walcher placed 1st, Tommy Reising placed 2nd and Miles Burton placed 3rd with their adirondack chairs. Kaycee Burton placed 1st with her Ag Communications poster, and with Miles who placed 1st with his Homestead Farms poster. Not only did they have an amazing week in the Miscellaneous building, but in the show ring as well. Jason Hale placed 2nd in his weight class, Marshall Wheeler placed 3rd in his weight class, and Grant Seidel placed 4th in his weight class with their pigs. Andrew Madison received Reserve Grand Champion with his turkey. Jeremiah Adams received two Reserve Grand Champion with his steers and two class winners. Miles Burton placed 1st in his class with his feeder calf. Summer Sweeting and Brooke Gahring blew the competition away with their projects this year, representing the FFA Chapter real well.
Summer Sweeting received 1st place in 2 weight classes with her goats. She also received Champion Lightweight goat, Reserve Champion Heavy Weight goat, and overall Reserve Champion. She also placed 1st in her BBR (Born Bred and Raised) Steer class, 3rd place in showmanship, and Grand Champion BBR Steer. She received 2nd place in her class with her BBR heifer, Reserve Champion BBR feeder calf, 5th overall with her feeder calf and 3rd overall with her steer.
Brooke Gahring placed 1st and 3rd in her weight class for her goats. She also received 2nd in showmanship and Reserve Grand Champion Middleweight Goat. She also placed 3rd with her chickens.
The South Central FFA Chapter also had two members participate in Showman of Showmen. One person from every livestock category is picked to represent that livestock. They then compete with nine other showman while showing different animals. Jeremiah Adams represented the Dairy Feeders and Kendall Keene represented the Meat Goats.
As the week came to a close, members said their goodbyes and see you next years, but for some of them it was their last goodbyes. The seniors said goodbye to the show life as it was their last year showing and doing what they love. South Central walked away with multiple ribbons, trophies and memories. It was a great week, until next year.