Garden Spot FFA competes in Eastern Region CDEs taking top honors in several categories

On November 13, 12 members of the Garden Spot FFA traveled to the Lebanon Fair grounds to compete in the Eastern Region Career Development Events. Members are required to participate in a CDE to be an active member. They also must complete at least ten hours of practice time before attending States. Regionals is a practice competition for many CDEs, while other it is a qualifying round for States.

Our chapter had members competing in Forestry, Milk Quality and Products, Dairy Cattle Evaluation, Aquatics, and Ag Issues. Bella Eckert placed second overall and first in the county in Milk Quality and Products.

The Ag Issues team included of Jeslyn Krebs, Jess Herr, Gracie Hess, Tobias Leaman, Bryce Johnson, and Danae Ranck. Their team delivered a presentation on international trade and received first place. Leah Denlinger and Natalie Ronneburger competed in Horse Evaluation. Natalie received sixth in the county and 14th overall, Leah received 11th in the county and 27th overall. 

Ben Beattie placed first in the county and third overall in the Aquatics CDE. Sawyer Lancaster and Evan Mize competed in Land Judging. Sawyer received seventh in the county and 19th overall and Evan received ninth in the county and 26th overall. Stuart Newswanger received ninth in the County and 23rd overall in Dairy Cattle Evaluation. 

Thanks to everyone who participated and best of luck at States!

--By Danae Ranck, FFA reporter

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