On Monday, May 4th, members of the Cashton FFA Chapter hosted Ag Day for elementary aged students. Ag day is a day for the elementary kids to learn about agriculture and the importance of agriculture in our society. In the morning, the 4K through 2nd grade visited the new Ag Shop and Labs at our high school and learned about tractor safety, chickens, planting, and how to make jerky. In the afternoon, the 3rd through 5th grade students traveled to the Antique Engine Club, which is between Cashton and Westby, and learned about wildlife, tractor safety, an antique engine, and soil. The students had a great time spending their day learning about agriculture.
The Cashton FFA hosted another card party on Friday, March 27th for Middle and High School members. Members played Rock Band, card games, board games, blackjack, and a variety of other activities. We had a great turn out and the members had a blast!
On Thursday, March 26th, eighteen members from Cashton FFA traveled to Platteville to compete in Regional CDE Judging Contests. Teams included: Senior Dairy Judging- Brooke Muenzenberger, Angela Klinkner, Nicholas and Rebecca Gronemus, Dairy Foods – Mark Gronemus, Brandon Vieth, Collin Paulson, and Jesse Tway, Livestock – Ryan Osuski, Mark Leis, Sierra and Taylor Hanley, Meat Evaluation – Alex Hurtz, Ben Wendland, and Austin Larson, Horses – Dea Dea and CJ Leis, and Veterinary Science – Taylor Menzynski. Teams attending State Competition in April at UW-Madison include Dairy Foods, Sr. Dairy Judging, and Meats Evaluation. Great job to all members who competed!
The Cashton FFA Parli Pro team competed at Sectional Speaking Contest on Thursday, March 19th. They once again had to demonstrate the proper procedures in conducting a meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order. Even though they did not place in the top three, they greatly improved since the last contest and have learned a lot about Parliamentary Procedure. The team consisted of Mark, Rebecca, and Nick Gronemus, Angela Klinkner, Sierra Hanley, and Alex Hurtz.
A card party was held for FFA members on Friday, November 7. They played a variety of games including poker, uno, and rock band. The members had a blast singing their hearts out and spending time with each other.
The Cashton FFA Chapter sent eight members to the annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on October 28 to November 1st. On there way to Louisville, they stopped and toured at Kuhn Manufacturing and Fair Oaks Dairy. On Wednesday, they toured the Kentucky Thoroughbred center for training horses and also attended the opening session of convention. They listened to a very motivating key-note speaker, Nick Vujicic. The next day, they went to the Joe Huber hobby farm and ate at their buffet and toured some of their land. That night, they also attended the 3rd session and listened to the President and CEO of Tyson Foods, Donnie Smith. Later that night, the members were privileged to go to the KFC Yum center and attend the Justin Moore and Easton Corbin concert. After the fun-filled night, the members then went back to the convention center on Friday and explored the Career show and attended workshops and proceeded to their last session with key-note speaker, Jane Herlong. They then traveled back overnight on the bus and had a chance to recover from the very fun and educational trip.