On Sunday February 19, 2017, the Cashton FFA held its annual Pancake Breakfast to kick-off FFA Week. Serving started at 7:00 a.m. and continued until 11:30 a.m. Overall, more than 200 people were served. The Cashton FFA would like to thank all of the community members who came out to support them. They would also like to thank Pasture Pride and Von Ruden’s Meats for donating parts of the meal.
On Tuesday November 8th, Section 3 State Officer Laura Munger visited the Cashton Ag Department. She had workshops during classes and worked with students. Students learned about things like communication and teamwork. She also met with the Cashton FFA officer team over lunch.
On Friday, October 29th a group of FFA members went to the Cashton Elementary school to teach the elementary students how to have a safe Halloween. The students watched a presentation, and then did a fun activity with the members. Everyone had a good time and learned a lot.
On Thursday, August 18th the Cashton FFA served a fundraising meal at the first Cashton High School Football game of the season. The head coach of the opposing team, the Ithaca Bulldogs, had been diagnosed with cancer. Cashton Football head coach Jared Hemmersbach and other businesses donated food to help raise money for his fight against cancer. Both communities were glad to come together to support such a worthy cause.
The 2016 Monroe County Fair was held at the Tomah Recreation Park, July 27-31. This year’s theme for the fair was Rock’N’Roll.Sixteen Cashton FFA members showed dairy, swine, sheep, beef, and rabbits. Angela Klinkner, Devon Olson, Rachel Klinkner, Izzy Mason, and Brianna Wanek all showed dairy cattle. Taylor Hanley, Preston Schrier, Brady Butzler, Alex Hurtz, Angela Klinkner, Ryan Osuski, Rachel Klinkner, and Jestin Hemmersbach all showed swine. Members that showed sheep were Bonita Hanley, Taylor Menzynski, Sierra Hanley, Marissa Schaldach, Annie Schrier, Katelyn Schmitz, and Devon Olson. Preston Schrier also showed beef; Katelyn Schmitz and Annie Schrier showed rabbits. Some of the members were able to sell their animals at the Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday night. Before the auction, there was a meal where buyers could interact with the youth selling in the auction. This meal was served by the Cashton FFA Chapter. All in all, the Monroe County Fair was very successful for Cashton FFA members.
Cashton FFA Sheep Pens.
Cashton FFA Slogan was “Cashton FFA Legends of Rock’N’Roll.
Devon Olson showing his dairy
Angela Klinkner showing her heifer in showmanship.
Izzy Mason showing her Holstein cow.
Rachel Klinkner showing her dairy cattle.
Brianna Wanek showing her dairy cattle in showmanship.
Fair is a fun time!
Angela Klinkner checking her pig while showing.
Alex Hurtz keeps his eye on the judge.
Ryan Osuski tries out showing pigs for the first time.
Jestin Hemmersbach showing his cross-bred pig.
Preston Schrier moves his pig away from the corner.
Brady Butzler pays close attention to the judge.
Taylor Hanley showing her pig during showmanship.
Marissa shows her sheep.
Bonita Hanley listens to the judge’s wise advice.
Katelyn Schmitz walking her sheep around the ring.
Taylor Menzynski tries showing sheep for the first time.
Brianna Wanek shows her sheep.
Sierra checks to make sure her sheep is set up correctly.
Cashton FFA members in Senior Sheep Showmanship.
Marissa Schaldach was awarded sheep sportsmanship award.
Angela showing her pig to buyers.
Katelyn Schmitz was able to sell her rabbit in the auction.
Devon Olson sold his sheep at the Junior Livestock Auction.