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Another hot, but successful Central District FFA Fair

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Tyler Jenkins won Grand Champion Steer at the 2012 Central District FFA Fair. Also pictured is Tate Malter.
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Abby Gass, Malta Bend FFA exhibited the Reserve Champion Goat at the Central District FFA Fair. She also won Goat Showmanship. Also pictured is the judge Parker Henley.
Another hot, but successful, Central District FFA Fair wrapped up on Tuesday, July 17 at the Saline County Fairground.

Roughly 52 of the Central District's 66 FFA chapters participated in this year's fair. Although entries were down slightly from last year, Lee Crabtree, ag adviser for Crest Ridge FFA and chairman of the Central District Fair, was pleased with the way the fair turned out again this year.

He especially praised the fairground facilities.

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Austin Knipmeyer won the Grand Champion Bull at the Central District FFA Fair Beef Show. Also pictured is Grant Knipmeyer.
"This is a great facility and we have great community support here," he said. "I really enjoy coming up here once a year for the district fair."

On Tuesday, the Sweet Springs FFA chapter took home its second Sweepstakes Award in as many days by having the most points in Beef Cattle. Sweet Springs member Taylor Loges was named High Point Individual in Beef and exhibited the Grand Champion Heifer.

Olivia Loges showed the Reserve Grand Champion Heifer.

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Kati Viets exhibited the Grand Champion Meat Goat at the Central District FFA Fair. Also pictured is the judge Parker Henley.
Tyler Jenkins of Malta Bend FFA exhibited the Grand Champion Steer, while Mallory Early of Leeton FFA had the Reserve Grand Champion Steer. Early also won the Beef Showmanship Award.

Sweet Springs FFA member Austin Knipmeyer showed the Grand Champion Bull.

In the Goat Show, Sweet Springs FFA member Kati Viets won Grand Champion Market Goat, while Malta Bend FFA member Abigail Gass exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat. She also won the Champion Showmanship award.

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Olivia Loges showed the Reserve Grand Champion Heifer at the Central District FFA Fair Beef Show.
Brittanie Grandestaff, Pilot Grove FFA, was named High Point Individual in Goats, while the Pilot Grove FFA chapter won the Chapter Sweepstakes.

In the Dairy Cattle Show Austin Moreland of Cass Career Center FFA showed the Champion Dairy Cow. Blake Moreland of Cass Career Center FFA was named Champion Showmanship. The Chapter Sweepstakes Award went to Pleasant Hill FFA.

Area FFA members placed well in some of Monday's exhibits as well.

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Sweet Springs FFA won the Beef Chapter Sweepstakes Award at the Central District FFA Fair. From left are Matt Harris, Kathleen Tyler, Miranda Tyler, Mikalah Vogelsmeier, Rebecca Tyler, Spencer Thomas, Austin Knipmeyer, Taylor Loges and Olivia Loges.
Malta Bend FFA's Abigail Gass was named High Point Individual in Fruits and Vegetables. The Slater FFA won the Poultry Chapter Sweepstakes Award.

Other available results from the two day event were:

Field Crops: Chapter Sweepstakes, Appleton City; High Point Individual, Ben Brown, Appleton City

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Taylor Loges exhibited the Grand Champion Heifer at the Central District FFA Fair. Also pictured is Cole Murphy.
Floriculture: Chapter Sweepstakes, Warrensburg; High Point Individual - Trentan Smith, Warrensburg

Fruits and Vegetables: Chapter Sweepstakes, Odessa

Hams: Champion - Breannah Henry, Fort Osage; Chapter Sweepstakes, Odessa

Equine: Chapter Sweepstakes, Boonville, no other results available;

Ag Mechanics: Chapter Sweepstakes, Eldon; High Point Individual and Grand Champion, Gabe Sparks, Eldon; Reserve Grand Champion, Tyler Miller, Pleasant Hill

The story on the first day of the Central District FFA Fair is available at: http://www.marshallnews.com/story/187117...

Contact Marcia Gorrell at mgorrell@marshallnews.com



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