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Drake McKeever, Logan Rufenacht and Stetson Aeschliman, from left, placed first in the Fulton County 40-bale division of the Straw Stacking contest on Jr. Fair Day at the Fulton County Fair. They are junior members of the Pettisville FFA. Their time was 4 minutes, 20 seconds. They loaded the bales onto the truck, then Aeschliman drove over the obstacle course and then restacked them. They had no penalties.– courtesy photo

Drake McKeever, Logan Rufenacht and Stetson Aeschliman, from left, placed first in the Fulton County 40-bale division of the Straw Stacking contest on Jr. Fair Day at the Fulton County Fair. They are junior members of the Pettisville FFA. Their time was 4 minutes, 20 seconds. They loaded the bales onto the truck, then Aeschliman drove over the obstacle course and then restacked them. They had no penalties.– courtesy photo

Pettisville had multiple students participating in the 2017 Fulton County Fair with FFA projects.

William Fenton showed swine; Madeleine Wixom, Graeme Jacoby and Brett Coopshaw showed sheep; and Logan Rufenacht and Kayla Wyse showed cattle.

Coopshaw won his showmanship class, a weight class and champion flock. Rufenacht showed the grand champion dairy steer.

Other students made still projects. Seniors made educational fliers. Sophomores made wooden stools while the juniors made J-hooks and entered integrated pest management descriptive posters. Four juniors entered welding sample boards or wood pallet flags.

The freshmen made soils series boards plus two cutting boards. Various students entered their corn, soybeans or pumpkins and agriscience fair or proficiency boards.

Jacob Dennis had champion soybeans while Gretchen Lee had best use of photography in a communication project.

Throughout fair week, students had the chance to enter various events. The team of Stetson Aeschliman, Rufenacht, and Drake McKeever placed first in the straw stacking 40-bale division.

In livestock judging, Rufenacht placed second, beating his dad Brad by nearly 30 points. Brad Rufenacht placed second in the adult division and Vicki Nofziger was third. Both are Pettisville FFA Alumni members.– Drake McKeever, reporter


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