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Kelsey Webb 

Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference

Jaylee Reid, Gauge Walter, Lauren Montgomery, HannahJo Grimes & Robbie Strayer

On Wednesday, September 23, the Riverside FFA Officer Team attended the 4th annual Ohio FFA Legislative Leadership Conference (OLLC) held at the Ohio State House in Columbus.

The conference began with a presentation by a spokesman for the Ohio Farm Bureau about how FFA members can influence their elected officials on agricultural issues.  Riverside officers learned about lobbyist, politics and how decisions are done at the state house. Officers found it interesting thing to go to because they learned how the legislative branch works.

FFA members simulated working through legislative bills with constituents and members from both house and senate.

 

 

Kelsey Webb 

Ohio Hi-Point Triad FFA places second in Big E Livestock Evaluation contest

L-R: Hadley LeVan, Colby Watson, Braxton Perry, Austin Deere

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass- The Triad FFA general livestock judging team traveled to Massachusetts to compete in The Big E FFA Livestock Evaluation Contest in September. The Triad FFA Chapter is an Ohio Hi-Point satellite program.

The team, consisting of Triad FFA members Hadley LeVan, Colby Watson, Braxton Perry and Austin Deere, placed second overall in the competition.

LeVan placed first in the Livestock Evaluation Contest out of 27 students while Watson placed fourth, Perry placed sixth, and Deere placed 22nd in the contest.

The Livestock Evaluation Contest consisted of a written test, team activities and oral reasoning that tested students’ knowledge of industry standards, livestock observations, desirable traits in animals, management and marketing techniques based on the livestock selection and the criteria for grading livestock.

The Big E is the largest fair in the Northeast, with attendance of over 1.3 million people. Participating teams represented schools from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and Ohio.

 

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