2016 Monroe County Fair

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.

State Convention 2016

On June 13th, 2016, 13 members of the Cashton FFA Chapter traveled to the Wisconsin State FFA Convention. The members were awarded and participated in many things. Alex Hurtz was awarded a 3rd gold swine proficiency. He, Josh Korn, and Ryan Osuski all received their State Degrees. Sierra Hanley, Nick Gronemus, Josh Korn, and Alex Hurtz were all recognized for placing 1st in the Soils Judging competition. Rebecca Gronemus represented the chapter by going on stage to receive a Silver rating in the National Chapter competition. Angela Klinkner was the recipient of the Three Star Leader Award for her assistance in the chapter’s activities in the National Chapter Competition. Josh Korn had the honor of carrying the chapter’s FFA flag in the opening ceremonies of the convention. Sierra Hanley and Nick Gronemus served as the 2016 delegates of the chapter. Taylor Hanley and Angela Klinkner were able to share their musical abilities, as they participated in the FFA State Honors Chorus and Band. Finaly, the middle school members attended many workshops and had a fun time, enjoying their first State FFA Convention. Overall, the Cashton FFA Chapter was very successful at the 2016 Wisconsin State FFA Convention.

Monroe County Fair

The Monroe County Fair took place at the Recreational Park in Tomah, July 29th through August 2nd. Our members had a successful week showing Dairy, Swine, and Sheep. Congratulations to all exhibitors! The chapter officers also served a meal to all exhibitors that made it into the Junior Livestock Auction, their families, and the buyers.

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Proficiency Application Deadline Extended

Any member interested in applying for a state proficiency award has until Monday February 23rd to postmark their application. Applications can be completed through theaet.com recordbook keeping system. Ask Mr. King if you have any questions or would like to set up a work night.

Alex receiving recognition for his state proficiency in swine.

Alex receiving recognition for his state proficiency in swine.