Killdeer students shine at State Range competiton

The weather was rainy, but things were pretty sunny for Killdeer’s FFA chapter at the State Range competition in rural Gladstone earlier this month.

Killdeer students competed at the State Range compeition recently in rural Gladstone. The FFA chapter won silver at the event on Sept. 15. The students who competed are, from left, Katelinn Chinn, Iris Dukart, Ian Dukart, Rachel Voigt and Hannah Rebsom.
Killdeer students competed at the State Range compeition recently in rural Gladstone. The FFA chapter won silver at the event on Sept. 15. The students who competed are, from left, Katelinn Chinn, Iris Dukart, Ian Dukart, Rachel Voigt and Hannah Rebsom.

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Katelinn Chinn and Iris Dukart each won gold in the competition, while Rachel Voigt won silver and Hannah Rebsom bronze. Killdeer also won a silver rating as a team in the Sept. 15 competition.
The participants were required to identify 30 range plants by their common name and to list the life form, life span, orgin, season or growth, forage value and root growth from of each. They also evaluated the range condition of three sites, calculated livestock mine pasture improvement practices.
The FFA Judgers were joined by Ian Dukart, the lone Junior 4H judger. Ian Dukart placed third in his respective division.
Despite the rain, it was a successful day for the judgers, said Killdeer High School FFA adviser David Leier.


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