The time of mid-January through the end of March is a busy and fun time for FFA chapters. It is the time of year that the winter career development events (CDEs) take place. These CDEs are Livestock Evaluation, Agricultural Sales, and Agronomy.
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What is unique about this judging season is that it has numerous contests for members to compete at as practice leading up to the state contest on March 20. The weekend of Feb. 10-11h was a busy one for members of the Killdeer FFA Chapter as they took on a “double-header.”
On Feb. 10, members competed at the Little “I” contest in Fargo on the North Dakota State University campus. It was a successful day for the members competing.
The Ag. Sales team earned an eighth-place gold rating out of 50 teams. Individually, Lily McFadden and Liam McFadden earned a gold rating. Katelynn Lane and Hannah Rebsom earned a silver rating.
The Livestock Judging team also had a successful day as it earned a sixth-place gold rating out of 49 teams. Individually, Katelin Chinn, Rachel Voigt, and Iris Dukart all earned a gold rating and Kamre Boltz earned a silver rating.
Killdeer also had two individuals competing in the Small Animal Care contest. Molly Nies earned a gold rating and Kayla Brew earned a silver rating.
On Feb. 11, members competed the Kindred FFA Alumni contest and the members had another successful day.
The Ag. Sales team earned a fourth-place gold rating. Lily McFadden, Lane, and Liam McFadden all earned a gold rating and Rebsom earned a silver rating.
The Livestock Judging team also had an excellent day as they achieved a third-place gold rating. Katelin Chinn, Rachel Voigt, Dukart, and Kamre Boltz all earned a gold rating.
In the Small Animal Care contest, Nies and Kayla Brew earned silver ratings.
“It was a very successful weekend for the members of the Killdeer FFA Chapter. Their hard work in practices is paying off. They continue to improve each week. The season has only begun as there are four more contests before the state contest on March 20 in Minot,” said Killdeer FFA Adviser Dave Leier.