Students at Cashton showed their FFA pride by wearing blue, gold, and/or FFA apparel on Friday, the last day of FFA Week. During lunch, students could purchase tickets for the Chicken Plop contest. The school day and week was rounded out with the annual FFA Week assembly.
The assembly kicked off by introducing the chapter officers, state officers that were attending, and the National President, Taylor McNeel. State officers that attended were State President – Sally Albers, State Sentinel – Joelle Liddane, State Vice President – Kaitlin Konder, and State Secretary – Maddi Colbeth. Taylor McNeel gave a speech to the attendees; her message was to “Live Palms Up”.
The first event was Turkey Bowling. Boy and girl representatives from each high school grade and the staff each got two bowls; the team with the highest combined score won. The Juniors, Noel Schmitz and Kaleb Mlsna, ended with a combined score of 27 points, and they were declared the victors.
The second event was Pig Herding. A boy and girl representative from each high school class had to “herd” three balloon pigs into their “pigpens.” The Seniors, Alex Hurtz and Krysten Kelly won the contest. The next activity was the egg toss; two representatives from all middle school and high school grades, the staff, Holmen, and Blair Taylor competed. Each time the egg was thrown, teams would step back to make the competition more difficult. Seniors Jeffery Belteton and Katie Mack took the win.
The next event was the Farmer Relay. A boy and girl representative were required for this event. First, the girl put on rubbers, a flannel shirt, overalls, and a hat; they then ran to the 5 sawdust bales and stacked them. They then had to hop on a pedal tractor and pedal down to their partner. Next, they gave their farmer garb to their teammate. The boys had to pedal back to the bales, restack them, and finally, fill a calf bottle and put the cap on it. In the first round, Freshmen Dawson Mushak and Loren Olson won over the Seniors. In the second round, Juniors Avrie Butzler and Mitchel Kuhn were victors over the Sophomores. In the final round, the Freshmen matched up against the Juniors, and the Juniors ended up the champions.
With time remaining, cheese curd toss was the following event. The Sophomore team ended up winning this contest. Then, the cow, pig, and farmer costume winners were announced. Philip Brueggen was voted to wear the pig costume, Nick Lasky and Ben Wendland were voted to wear the cow and farmer costumes.
Next, the teacher who was voted to kiss the mystery animal was announced. The lucky teacher was Mr. Jackson and he had to kiss our lovely goat, brought in by one of our FFA members. Also, Travis Kast won the Chicken Plop contest and received $20. The assembly ended with Ag Trivia. Questions were asked by State President Sally Albers and answered on the program Kahoot. The Juniors ended with the most points. Mr. King made the announcement that Casino Night was moved to Friday, March 4th. After the assembly, Mr. King and the officers gave their guests a tour of the Ag facilities.
Chapter officers were excited for the assembly.
The kiss the mystery animal was a goat.
4 Wisconsin State officers attended the assembly.
Cashton had the honor of hosting the National FFA President Taylor McNeel.
Waiting for the chicken to “plop”.
Wisconsin State FFA President Sally Albers, State Sentinel Joelle Liddane, State Vice President Katilin Konder, and State Secretary Maddi Colbeth all attended the assembly.
Cashton students listened to a speach given by National FFA President Taylor McNeel.
Taylor McNeel’s message was to “Live Palms Up”.
Taylor McNeel’s message was to “Live Palms Up”.
Holmen and Blair Taylor Chapter members attended the assembly.
Ty Costello was one of the Freshmen representatives for Turkey Bowling
Junior Noel Schmitz helped the Junior class score 27 points to win the Turkey Bowling contest
Blake Flock competed for the Senior class during Turkey Bowling.
Mr. Fernholz was the male representative for the staff during Turkey Bowling.
Wisconsin State President Sally Albers read questions for the Ag Trivia.
Kahoot was used for Ag Trivia.
Cashton Reporter Taylor Hanley announced one of the activities.
One of the activities was “Pig herding”.
The field of competition during the egg toss narrowed down quickly.
The Freshmen competed against the Senior during the first round of Farmer Relay event.
Competitors in the Farmer Relay event had to move 5 shavings bales.
The Freshmen won against the Seniors in the first round of Farmer Relay.
Competitors had to put the cap on a calf bottle.
The Juniors were matched up against the Sophomores during the second round of the Farmer Relay event.
Mark Leis making his way across the gym during Farmer Relay.
It was a tight race between the Freshmen and Junior during the final round of the Farmer Relay events, but the Juniors won.
Mr. Hanley, Mr. Cole, and Mr. Jackson were all nominees for the Kiss the Mystery Animal.
Josh Korn leading his goat out to be kissed.
Mr. Jackson was voted to kiss the goat.
Philip Brueggen was voted to wear the pig costume. Nick Lasky and Ben Wendland were nominated to wear the cow and farmer costumes.
Travis Kast won the Annual Chicken Plop.
Cheese Curd Toss!
The Sophomores and Seniors tied for the cheese curd toss. After a tie breaker, the Sophomores won by catching all five curds.
The Freshmen won the first round of Pedal Tractor races against the Seniors.
The Sophomores won the second round of Pedal Tractor races against the Juniors.
Sophomore Taylor Menzynski leiserly had a fairly large lead on the Juniors during the second round of Pedal Tractor races.
Junior Thomas Giesler having difficulties with the small tractor.
It was a tight final race between the Freshmen and Sophomores, but the Sophomores pulled ahead.
Cashton Officer Team, Wisconsin State Officers, and National President Taylor McNeel
Winners for the raffle were drawn.
Ag Trivia Questions
A tour of the Ag class facilities were given.
Guests toured the green house.