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Archbold FFA members visited Beck’s Hybrids in Atlanta, Ind., during the 83rd National FFA Convention trip. Front row, from left: Aaron Bernath, Olley Short, Ella Weaver, Libby Wiemken, Kenzi Moyer, Jeff Litogot. Back row: Brodie Ranzau, Luke Kammeyer, Eli Hammersmith, Kyle Wesche, Jordan Cowell, Ethan Wiemken.– courtesy photo

Archbold FFA members visited Beck’s Hybrids in Atlanta, Ind., during the 83rd National FFA Convention trip. Front row, from left: Aaron Bernath, Olley Short, Ella Weaver, Libby Wiemken, Kenzi Moyer, Jeff Litogot. Back row: Brodie Ranzau, Luke Kammeyer, Eli Hammersmith, Kyle Wesche, Jordan Cowell, Ethan Wiemken.– courtesy photo

Twelve Archbold FFA members attended the 83rd National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 20- 23.

Aaron Bernath, Jordan Cowell, Eli Hammersmith, Luke Kammeyer, Jeff Litogot, Kenzi Moyer, Olley Short, Brodie Ranzau, Ella Weaver, Kyle Wesche, Ethan Wiemken, and Libby Wiemken attended with Ryan Sell, Archbold FFA advisor, and Carla Fry.

On the way, the students went on two tours, to Quiet Cove Dairy Farm in Wapakoneta and Beck’s Hybrids Seed Plant.

Members attended sessions where there were speakers, performers, and more. The students went to the National FFA Career Show, where companies, colleges and universities with agriculture programs had display areas the students could visit.

Eleven Pettisville FFA members headed to Indianapolis, Ind., for the 83rd National FFA Convention, Oct. 20-23.

The group stopped at the DeBrand Chocolate Factory, Fort Wayne, Ind., for a behind the-scenes tour. They viewed the production rooms and learned what each was used for in producing the numerous pieces.

Pettisville FFA members receiving American FFA Degrees are, from left: Tim Spiess, John Bruner, Bryce Stilwill.– courtesy photo

Pettisville FFA members receiving American FFA Degrees are, from left: Tim Spiess, John Bruner, Bryce Stilwill.– courtesy photo

Members also learned various facts about food science.

For the next three days students attended leadership workshops and sessions, and toured the career show.

Some presented science fair projects in the National Agriscience Fair, including Rebekah Meller, who was named Agriscience Student of the Year.

Luke Meller received a gold award, the highest possible, for his project in the environmental science category. Taylor Kruse placed third and received a gold in the botany division.

Two keynote speakers spoke about not going through life being average, to be above average and achieve great and other inspiring ideas.

During the American Degree ceremony on Saturday morning, three Pettisville FFAers received degrees: John Bruner, PHS ‘07, Bryce Stilwill, PHS ‘08, and Tim Spiess, PHS ‘09.–Taylor
Kruse, reporter



Luke Meller, left, received a gold award for his project in the National Agriscience Fair; Taylor Kruse, right, placed third and also received a gold award.– courtesy photos

Luke Meller, left, received a gold award for his project in the National Agriscience Fair; Taylor Kruse, right, placed third and also received a gold award.– courtesy photos

 

 

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