Boone Central FFA Successful at State
In the group photo, pictured left to right are: (front) Jessica Tisthammer, Jake Grundmayer, Alex Mousel, Rob Rozeboom, Ethan Wilke, Lavey Peterson, Bailey Wagner, Jake Olson, Montana Loeffler (middle) Taylor Nelson, Justin Lee, Zack Nelson, Kyle Mock, Chandra Griesman, Tanner Prothman, Aaron Hamling, Spencer Noble (back) John Wagner, Brent Pribnow, Toni Rasmussen, Ellie Wagner, Matt Brugger, Joe Brugger, Beau Bremer, Lane Cornwell
Contests the chapter competed in were Career Development Events. The contests were on Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday on UNL East Campus. The results are as follows:
Ag Sales-white; Aaron Hamling - red, Lacey Peterson - red, Toni Rasmussen, Chandra Griesman
Farm Management - purple - 5th place; Justin Lee – purple - 10th place, Jessica Tisthammer - purple, Tanner Prothman - blue, Rob Rozeboom - white
Livestock Management – purple - 4th overall, 5th in Dairy, 3rd in Equine; Spencer Noble, Jacob Olson, Lacey Jo Peterson, Bailey Wagner, Eleanor Wagner, Ethan Wilke
Jr. Livestock Evaluation - blue; Lane Cornwell - blue, John Wagner - blue, Ethan Wilke - blue, Matt Brugger
Sr. Livestock Evaluation - blue; Beau Bremer - blue, Bailey Wagner - blue, Eleanor Wagner - blue, Toni Rasmussen - white
Meats Evaluation; Lane Cornwell - red, Alex Mousel - white, Tanner Prothman, Zack Nelson
Natural Resources - blue; Montana Loeffler - purple, John Wagner - purple, Beau Bremer - red, Taylor Nelson - red
Additionally, members attended workshops presented by agricultural groups and organizations from across the country. They were held in The Cornhusker Hotel. Some examples of the workshops attended are “NAYI-We’re Going Places”, “
Sessions during the day were held at The Cornhusker Hotel. Night sessions had more attendance and were held at the Pershing auditorium. Governor Dave Heineman, keynote speaker Patrick Maurer, and proficiency award pageant were the highlights of the third convention session on Thursday night. Three students from Boone Central were participants in the state proficiency awards. Aaron Hamling received second for his proficiency in the area of Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Placement. In the area of Poultry Production, Spencer Noble received second. Jacob Olson was also second for Specialty Animal Production. The sixth convention session was held at the Pershing on Friday night. This night featured Greg Ibach, Department of Agriculture, presentation of the 2012-2013 State FFA Officer Team, and the State Degree Ceremony. Receiving their State Degree this year from the Boone Central Chapter were Aaron Hamling and Lacey Peterson.
The middle school members competed in the quiz bowl at Pershing on Friday. Fifteen students competed in teams of four, with one team of three. The team of Dalton Wagner, Ty Groth, Jaclynn Frey, and Brody Voichoski received fourth place.
The chapter’s upcoming event is the Annual Spring Banquet, which is set for April 27 at the Fairgrounds. Award recipients will be recognized, seniors will retire their jackets as well as receive Alumni Scholarships, and the 2012-2013 chapter officer team will be announced.
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