2010-03-11 / Local & State

FFA Students Enter Contest

Pictured above are McConnellsburg FFA members who recently competed in Pennsylvania FFA’s state record book competition. From left: Taylor Morton, Conrad Glazier, Paul Hock and Emily Wenschhof. Pictured above are McConnellsburg FFA members who recently competed in Pennsylvania FFA’s state record book competition. From left: Taylor Morton, Conrad Glazier, Paul Hock and Emily Wenschhof. Four students from the Mc- Connellsburg FFA chapter entered their supervised agriculture experience (SAE) books in the state record book contest on February 5. Paul Hock received a gold award and was selected as Âșthe county contest winner. For his efforts on his off-farm em- ployment book at McDonald’s, he received a $50 check from the Pennsylvania Alumni Association.

Taylor Morton, Emily Wenschhof and Conrad Glazier, also participated. Taylor received the silver award for her SAE book on swine finishing. Conrad kept his SAE book on his job at Glazier’s Dairy Farm, and Emily kept her SAE book on beef finishing.

“This was a cool experience that was a lot of work, but now I understand how important it is to keep accurate records,” says Taylor Morton, president of the McConnellsburg FFA Chapter.

SAE books are used in FFA to help the students learn simple managing skills and to earn their Chapter, Keystone and American degrees. Across the state 850 FFA members entered their SAE books for competition. The winners in each county then go on to the state level to be judged.

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