Caledonia FFA Members Lead Sale of Champions

(l-r) Caledonia FFA members Kaitlyn Harper, Courtney Bushart, Katelyn Potter and Lauren Burgess are leaders in their chapter

Two Caledonia FFA members, Hailey Goble and Alexandria Schut, took top honors at the Kent County Youth Fair this year in the market animal sale of champions. The sale of champions represent the grand champion animals picked at the annual fair.

Goble’s champion market steer sold to Meijer while Schut’s champion market hog sold to Agro­Culture Liquid Fertilizers and her champion market lamb sold to Wayland Livestock Auction.

Editor’s Note: Content and photos for this story provided by Caledonia Community Schools FFA

Schut and Goble are 2014 graduates of Caledonia High School. Goble was the state FFA proficiency winner in the beef area and is pursuing an education in business and insurance at Olivet College. Schut was the state FFA proficiency winner in the sheep area and is studying animal science at Oklahoma State University. Both are being awarded the American FFA Degree this October at the National FFA Convention in Louisville.

Alexandria Schut meets with Troy Bancroft of Agro­Culture Liquid Fertilizers, the buyer of the champion market hog

Southkent Veterinary Hospital and Zoetis Support Caledonia FFA

Southkent Veterinary Hospital and Zoetis have partnered to support the Caledonia FFA through the Zoetis FFA Support Program with a donation of over $1000 to the chapter. A portion of the proceeds of Zoetis products are donated to the FFA chapter in the local communities.By partnering with local veterinarians and animal health suppliers, the Zoetis FFA Support Program has provided more than $6.5 million to local FFA chapters since 2008.

This contribution has helped put equipment on school farms and in the classroom, helped build new animal agriculture facilities for FFA chapters, fund leadership development events and class projects, secure blue jackets, send members to their first National FFA Convention and more.

Caledonia FFA Earns Top Honors from National FFA

The FFA chapter of Caledonia, Michigan, has been recognized in 2015 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization.

The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as a team and serve others in their communities. Caledonia earned a three star rating, the highest rating in the program.

Less than 300 chapters out of over 7000 in the nation earned this rating in 2015, and only nine schools in Michigan. Chapters received star ratings during judging this summer and will be recognized at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo to be held October 28 – 31 in Louisville, Ky.

 

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