The Pettisville FFA Alumni won first place in the Agricultural Education Promotional Award area during the 41st Ohio FFA Alumni Convention in Columbus, Saturday, Jan. 26.
The FFA Alumni Association is an organization that supports and serves agricultural education programs and the FFA in Ohio and across the nation.
The Agricultural Education Promotional award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in promoting agriculture education and the FFA.
The Pettisville FFA Alumni conducted a hog roast during local science fair judging. The hog roast provided a lunch for students, judges and parents.
The hog was donated by an alumni member and roasted by an alumni member.
Some FFA Alumni members also served as judges.
Monies raised helped 10 students attend conferences and seven students receive cash prizes for their research.
The Pettisville FFA Alumni also received second place for its affiliate scrapbook.
Ron Burkholder of the Pettisville FFA Alumni affiliate was awarded a plaque for being named runner-up Outstanding Member of the Ohio FFA Alumni Association.
Burkholder became a lifetime member when his daughter joined FFA.
He has chaired the bake sale at the annual Pumpkin Fest for seven years, and has given more than 100 hours in driving and assisting in land, equipment and labor with multiple local student Supervised Agricultural Experience projects.
He assists in equipment set up for the mechanics lab and has helped with special benefit auctions.
Burkholder is always willing to assist the chapter. He has attended many state and national conventions and worked at the state shopping mall.