The Stockbridge Valley FFA goes to the New York State Fair every year and members compete in different FFA Career Development Events such as Wildlife ID, Tree ID, Environmental Science, Dairy Handlers, Vegetable ID, Agronomy, Meats ID and in the NY Beef Council’s Perfect Burger competition.
This year the Stockbridge chapter was chosen to have dinner with New York FFA State Officers and National FFA President David Townsend because of the work they put into their FFA booth in the FFA Building. Stockbridge FFA also had many members competing in both the junior and senior level competitions.
Logan Godarie and Austin Nolley competed in Vegetable ID where Logan brought home ninth place individual the first day. On the third day of the fair, Rebecca Ax competed in Dairy Handlers on the third day.
The fourth day was a busy one with three competitions including Meat ID, Agronomy, and Milk Quality and Products. Logan and Rebecca competition in Senior Meat ID and received sixth place team with Abby Smith placed first for Junior Meats ID and Ethan Smith placed second. They were also the first team for Meats ID. In Agronomy, Logan and Austin earned eighth place team.
Rebecca, Logan and Austin competed in the Perfect Burger Competition, bringing home third place team on the fifth day.
On the eighth day of the Fair Logan, Tanner Dager, Adriene Byron, Austin, Jimmy March, Brandon Eastman and Josh Wagner competed in Wildlife and Tree ID for senior division and Ethan, Alex Smith, Abby, and Alissa Mayze competing for junior division. Tanner Dager, Austin, Logan, and Adriene brought home sixth place team, while Josh, Brandon and Jimmy finished in 10th place team for the senior division. Alex, Abby, Ethan, and Alissa earned first place team in the junior division.
In addition to contest Rebecca, Austin, and Michael Wagner participated in the AIM what is AIM conference. Michael also volunteered for the Ag Career Day with Elizabeth Collins and Barbara Guinto. Finally, Ethan, Alex, Abby, Michael Andrews, Rachel Menning and Pam Menning participated in making corsages for the CNY Gladiola Society.
The above article was submitted by Austin Nolley, co-reporter for the Stockbridge Valley FFA.