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.
Izzy Mason and Annie Schrier attending a workshop.
Josh carrying the Cashton FFA flag during opening session.
Taylor sings in the FFA Choir
Angela plays in the FFA band.
Angela receives her 3-star Leader Award.
Alex, Josh, and Ryan received their state degrees.
Alex was awarded the 3rd place gold swine proficiency.
Angela and Taylor shared their musical abilities in the State Band and Choir.
Cashton FFA members that attended the Convention.
High School FFA members.
All smiles after the State Degree cerimony.
Middle school members are raring to go.
The Soils Judging State Champions.
Ryan Osuski getting his State Degree.
Alex recieving his State Degree.
The soils judging team was recognized for placing 1st in the state.
Rebecca representing the Cashton FFA for National Chapter Award.
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.
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.
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.