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.
On Saturday June 25th, 2016, 9 Cashton FFA members traveled to the Tomah recreation park to participate in the Tomah Tractor Pull. Cashton, along with other chapters including Sparta, Tomah, and Brookwood rode on trucks into the opening ceremony of the session. They had a fun time promoting FFA.
On Monday, February 1st, the Cashton FFA held the District 8 Speaking Contest. FFA members from Cashton, Holmen, Tomah, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, and Bangor competed at 7 speaking events. The night kicked off with welcome speeches by Angela Klinkner, chapter president, Jennifer Butzler, Cashton High School principal, and Joelle Liddane, Wisconsin State FFA sentinel. The Cashton officer team, including Alex Hurtz, Angela Klinkner, Sierra Hanley, Rebecca Gronemus, Taylor Hanley, and Nicholas Gronemus, took 2nd place in the Parliamentary Procedure contest; they will be advancing to sectionals. Angela Klinkner also took second place in the prepared speech contest; she will be moving on to sectionals too. Brady Butzler placed 3rd in the extemporaneous speaking contest; Taylor Menzynski took 4th in the same contest. Rian Gronemus represented the chapter in the FFA Creed Speaking contest; Alex Hurtz represented in Job Interview, and Ryan Osuski rounded out the contest with Disscussion Meet.
Cashton FFA members discussing their contests with judges.
State Sentinel Joelle Liddane and Mr. King on their way to check on the contests in progress.
There were many participants at the speaking contest at Cashton High School. Congrats to all.
The Cashton Parliamentary Procedure team talking to the judges.
The Cashton Parliamentary Procedure team with State Sentinel Joelle Lidanne. The Parliamentary Procedure team took 2nd place at the contest.
The Holmen FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team Contestants review the contest with judges after the results were announced. Holmen got 1st place.
Contestants talking to judges
Cashton members and past Holmen member, Alex Aakre
State Sentinel Joelle Liddane and Angela Klinkner
Angela Klinkner talking with judges
Rebecca and Nick passing the time by playing cards.
Angela placed 2nd in the Prepared Speaking contest
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.