Limback enjoys FFA trapshooting team

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Santa Fe High School FFA member Chance Limback power washes a swine facility as part of his Swine Production Placement SAE.

As a Santa Fe High School FFA member, Chance Limback said his favorite activity has been participating on the trapshooting team.

"My sophomore year we did really good," Limback said. "We got third in state."

In April, Limback, the son of Jim and Paige Limback of rural Corder, was awarded the State FFA Degree.

He joined FFA as a freshman.

"I knew a lot of older classmen in it," he said. "It looked like they had fun, so I decided to join."

Today, the senior would recommend joining to an incoming freshman.

"You get all sorts of degrees and awards and you get to have fun while your doing it," he said. He also enjoyed getting to meet "all sorts of new people."

Earning a state degree is based partially on each student's Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE). Limback had two main jobs. One was power washing hog barns and vaccinating small pigs about every 8 weeks for C & D farms. He also worked on his family farm, Limback Farms, helping with general farm work, including harvest, planting and spraying.

His hours depended on the season, working all summer and after school and weekends during the spring and fall.

"During harvest I'll be out in the tractor from 3 p.m. (after school) till 9, 10 or 11 p.m. at night," he said.

Besides being a member of the trap shooting team, Limback participated in FFA Career Development Event teams including poultry, livestock and ag mechanics, which qualified for state competition.

He also serves as an usher at Trinity Lutheran Church and is a member of Alma's volunteer fire department.

His hobbies include fishing and hunting.

Next fall, Limback will be attending Grand River Technical Center in Chillicothe for the one-year diesel mechanics program.

"I'll probably come back to farm and maybe have like a small shop or something," he said.