South O'Brien FFA Chapter
Advisor, Eric Kumm
Kellie Einck was named the National Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Winner in Agriscience sponsored by the American Farm Bureau through the National Association of Agriculture Educators. Kellie receives a $1000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C.
The South O'Brien FFA Soils Judging Teams took first and second places at the NCC-SWCD-Western FFA Sub-District Soils Evaluation Workshop/Contest held Tuesday, May 7. Top 10 individual results were: Eric Koehlmoos-Champion, Wyatt Sickelka-Reserve Champion, Luke Hoger-3rd , Dylan Riedemann-6th, Karlene Negus-8th, Brian Haden-9th.
The 85th Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference, April 22 & 23
Luke Hoger—Iowa Degree, 1st Place Poultry Production Proficiency Award, Star Finalist in Agribusiness
Kellie Einck—Iowa Degree, Star Finalist in Agriscience
Mara Rohwer—Iowa Degree, State FFA Band
Shelbi Holtkamp—Iowa Degree
Noelle Kruse—Iowa Degree
Terran Ebel—Iowa Degree
Kari Dean—Iowa Degree
Kelly Puhrmann—1st Place Natural Resources/Environmental Science Proficiency Award
Eric Magnussen—1st Place Diversified Ag Proficiency Award, Ag Discussion Meet
Evan Magnussen—1st Place Forage Production Proficiency Award, Ag Discussion Meet
Aaron Waples—4th General Session National Anthem
Austin Rohrs—Ag Sales Team, State Delegate
Eric Koehlmoos—Ag Sales Team
Wyatt Sickelka—Ag Sales Team
Libby Wagner—Ag Sales Team
Denny Weber—Farm Business Management Team, State Delegate
Karlene Negus—Farm Business Management Team
Dylan Riedemann—Farm Business Management Team
Bethany DeBoer—Greenhand Quiz
Brian Haden—Greenhand Quiz
Luke Hoger and Kellie Einck were selected as FFA State Star Finalists -- Luke in Agribusiness and Kellie in Agriscience. They will be interviewed at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference in April for a chance to be named the Overall Star in their category.
FFA Sub-District Results
Congratulations to the FFA Members who participated in Northwest Sub-District FFA Events Tuesday night.
Ag Mechanics Team: 3rd
Ag Mech Individuals: Kellie Einck 4th, Chase Fuhrman 8th, Kelly Puhrmann 10th, also Ethan Faust, Andrew Richter, Denny Weber and Dylan Riedemann.
Ag Sales: Austin Rohrs 4th (Silver)
Public Speaking: Mara Rohwer 4th (Silver)
Job Interview: Kari Dean 3rd (Alternate to Districts)
Ag Broadcasting: Kendra Rohlfsen 3rd (Alternate to Districts)
Chapter Program: Libby Wagner, Karlene Negus, Wyatt Sickelka 2nd (Advance to Districts)
Creed Speaking: Korrie Einck 1st (Advance to Districts)
Extemp Speaking: Eric Koehlmoos 1st (Advance to Districts)
T he following South O'Brien FFA members earned their Iowa Degree: Luke Hoger, Kari Dean, Shelbi Holtkamp, Noelle Kruse, Mara Rohwer, Terran Ebel, & Kellie Einck.Judging for these events took place Feb 2, 2013.
The following members advance to the state level with their Proficiency Award applications: Luke Hoger--2nd Place (Gold) Poultry Production; Kelly Puhrmann--1st Place (Silver) Environmental Science/Natural Resource Management; Austin Jurgensen--1st Place (Gold) Ag Services; Eric Magnussen--1st Place (Gold) Diversified Ag Production; Evan Magnussen--1st Place (Gold) Forage Production.
Career Development Events at the National FFA Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Oct 23 to 28.
Kellie Einck-4th Place Division II Agriscience Fair
Dylan Riedemann-9th Place Division I Agriscience Fair
Meats Evaluation Team: 22nd Place and Silver Rating
Eric Koehlmoos-13th Place and Gold Rating (1 point out of 10th place)
Libby Wagner-Silver Rating
Andrew Richter-Silver Rating
The South O'Brien FFA Soils Team placed 8th out of 30 teams that advanced to the Iowa FFA State Soils Evaluation Career Development Event this past Saturday. Wyatt Sickelka, Karle Negus, Chase Fuhrman and Dylan Riedemann were only 3 points shy of placing 5th and advancing to Nationals. This was South O'Brien FFA's 17th straight trip to State in this event and kept their streak of 10 straight Gold ratings intact.
The South O'Brien FFA District Soils Team placed 1st out of 13 teams on Sept 26 and advanced to the Iowa FFA State Soils Evaluation CDE for the 17th year in a row. Wyatt Sickelka--Champion Individual, Chase Fuhrman--Reserve Champion Individual, Karle Negus--3rd Place individual & Dylan Riedemann--5th Place individual. Dylan tied for 4th but lost the tie breaker. The state event will be held Sat, Oct 6 in Ames.
The following FFA members competed Sat, Sept 15 at the Clay County Fair.
Chapter Display--Reserve Champion--Noelle Kruse
Demonstration Team--Reserve Champion--Mara Rohwer, Noelle Kruse, Aislinn Hofmeyer
FFA Livestock Judging--37 teams & 143 individuals
FFA Team #1 (3rd Place) Austin Rohrs--5th Individual, Eric Koehlmoos, Kellie Einck, Wyatt Sickelka.
FFA Team #2 (7th Place) Chase Fuhrman, Andrew Richter, Bret Puhrmann, Libby Wagner.
FFA Team #3 (26th Place) Kelly Puhrmann, Denny Weber, Dylan Riedemann.
4-H Livestock Judging--9 teams & 31 individuals
4-H Team 1 (6th Place) Brennan Sampson, Garrett Wagner, Luke Hoger.
State Meats Judging
South O'Brien FFA members participated in the State FFA Meats Evaluation event held Sat Aug 25 at the ISU Meats Lab.
Wyatt Sickelka, Kellie Einck & Emma Sweeney were on the State Champion 4-H O'Brien County Team. Wyatt was Champion Individual, Kellie Einck Reserve Champion & Emma 3rd place individual.
Austin Rohrs, Eric Koehlmoos, Libby Wagner and Andrew Richter were on the State Champion FFA Team. Austin was the Champion Individual for the 2nd year in a row, Eric 5th, Libby 6th & Andrew 15th.