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Winners Announced For State FFA Career Development Events

Students from 174 Wisconsin schools participated in State FFA Career Development Events on April 28 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Just over 550 three-person teams participated in 14 contest divisions.

Schools with first-place teams include Bloomer (2), Brillion, Cambridge, Clinton, Cochrane-Fountain City, Delavan-Darien, Elkhart Lake, Lake Mills, Lancaster, Marshfield, Monroe, Plymouth, River Ridge and Westfield.

Individual first-place winners came from Beaver Dam, Bloomer, Brillion, Cambridge, Cochrane-Fountain City, DeForest, Delavan-Darien, Elkhart Lake (2), Hartford, Lancaster, Marshfield, Mondovi, Pardeeville, River Ridge (2), Viroqua and Westfield. (Team and individual ranking and their judging categories are listed on the attached sheets.)

The top teams and individuals in each division received certificates and trophies. Most first-place winners are now eligible to compete in the national FFA contest held later this year. The national contest judges teams and individuals in fewer skill categories than the state contest.

The state events test students” knowledge of various aspects of agriculture and natural resources, emphasizing skills taught in high school agriculture classes, according to Richard Daluge, contest manager and assistant dean at the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. “The contest and the preparation for it are ways students can try out a career choice by learning a lot about a specific topic. Some students will decide to continue studying these areas in college,” Daluge says.

STATE FFA CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
APRIL 28, 2000

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Bloomer 1. Scott Bohl, Bloomer
2. Beaver Dam 2. Justin Rihn, Bloomer
3. Freedom 3. Justin Rake, Beaver Dam
4. Thorp 3. Adam Bain, Freedom (tie)
5. Barron 5. Jake Ameson, Melrose-Mindoro
5. Jeff Griswold, Beaver Dam
5. Mike Nehring, Bloomer (tie)

AGRICULTURAL SALES
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Clinton 1. Susan Needland, Viroqua
2. Brillion 2. Abigail Stowell, Beaver Dam
3. Beaver Dam 3. Stephanie Lamprecht, Brillion
4. Viroqua 4. Renee Gasch, Brillion
5. Spencer 5. Lisa Loveday, Clinton

DAIRY CATTLE
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Monroe 1. Dan Davis, Pardeeville
2. Mayville 2. Lea McCullough, Juda
3. Juda 3. Elizabeth Walker, Portage
4. Pardeeville 3 Liz Matzke, Monroe (tie)
5. New Richmond 5. Tony Gudex, Mayville

DAIRY FOODS
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Cambridge 1. Tracey Bockhop, Cambridge
2. Hillsboro 2. Cori Brehm, Cambridge
3. Plymouth 2. Lucas Wirtz, Plymouth (tie)
4. Madison East 4. Tara Verbsky, Hillsboro
5. Black Hawk-South Wayne 5. Kevin Knuteson, Cambridge

STATE FFA CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
APRIL 28, 2000

DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP
Individuals:

1. Kurt Schwendimann, Hartford
2. Annie Haughian, Rice Lake
3. Amy Halderson, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau
4. Jenny Weier, Dodgeville
5. Kaci Mallat, Boscobel

FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Lake Mills 1. Kyle Vesperman, Lancaster
1. Westfield (tie) 1. Rachel Kufhal, Westfield
3. Lancaster 1. Matthew Wantock, Mondovi (tie)
4. Osseo-Fairchild 4. Janel Pauli, Lake Mills
5. Brillion 5. Kelly Topel, Lake Mills

FARM CROPS
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Lancaster 1. Tim Bark, River Ridge
2. Oregon 2. Abby Hady, Oregon
3. River Ridge 3. Charlie Adams, Lancaster
4. Oconto Falls 4. Ben Mumm, Lancaster
5. Amherst 5. Josh Dunn, Oregon

FLORICULTURE
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Bloomer 1. Ryan Fulcher, Elkhart Lake
2. Elkhart Lake 2. Jenny Sylora, Bloomer
3. Oshkosh North 3. Brenda Sylora, Bloomer
4. Plymouth 3. Lisa Simonson, Plymouth (tie)
5. Stevens Point 5. Lacy Schnoor, Bloomer

STATE FFA CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
APRIL 28, 2000

FORESTRY
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Marshfield 1. Lucas Will, Marshfield
2. D.C. Everest 2. Jon Traska, D.C. Everest
3. Fall Creek 3. Paul Eness, Brookwood-Ontario
4. Colby 4. Ben Friedhof, Colby
5. Bloomer 5. Chris Raemisch, Oregon

HORSE EVALUATION
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Delavan-Darien 1. Megan Bindley, DeForest
2. Marshfield 2. Nancy Stueland, Marshfield
3. Edgerton 3. Becky Lee, Holmen
4. DeForest 4. Allison Luessahop, Delavan-Darien
4. Reedsburg (tie) 5. Mindy Wuksinich, Edgerton

LIVESTOCK EVALUATION
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Plymouth 1. Chris Lee, Delavan-Darien
2. Delavan-Darien 2. John Franseen, Marshfield
3. Marshfield 3. Cody Quam, Lodi
4. Oregon 4. Adam Hanke, Plymouth
5. Beaver Dam 4. Russ Schuette, Plymouth (tie)

MEAT EVALUATION
School Teams: Individuals:

1. River Ridge 1. Mike Langmeier, River Ridge
2. Milton 2. Briana Goehring, Dodgeland
3. Fennimore 3. Casey Jentz, Fennimore
4. Edgerton 4. Susan Orth, Fennimore
5. Dodgeland 5. Jake Engelke, Belmont

STATE FFA CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
APRIL 28, 2000

NURSERY/LANDSCAPE
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Elkhart Lake 1. Craig Lieffring, Elkhart Lake
2. Johnson Creek 2. Ryan Risse, Elkhart Lake
3. Plymouth 3. Cameron Agnew, Elkhart Lake
4. Oconto Falls 4. Aaron Naatz, Johnson Creek
5. Madison East 5. Brian Rieth, Oconto Falls

POULTRY & EGGS
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Brillion 1. Dan Wiese, Brillion
2. Plymouth 2. Tony Horswill, Brillion
3. Johnson Creek 3. Jody Manderfield, DeSoto
4. Beaver Dam 4. Noah Schultz, Johnson Creek
5. Bellville 5. Krystal Masanik, Plymouth

WILDLIFE
School Teams: Individuals:

1. Cochrane-Fountain City 1. Matthew Moback, Chochrane-Fountain City
2. Green Bay-Bay Port 2. Matthew Michaels, Chochrane-Fountain City
3. Lancaster 3. Mike Ziegler, Chochrane-Fountain City
4. Edgerton 4. Kyle Notzkee, Oshkosh North
4. Melrose-Mindoro (tie) 5. Nick Thompson, Edgerton