Pictured are members of the Fairfield FFA: (front, l-r) Paige Teeters, Brayden Zimmerman, Breanna Flint, Reese Teeters, Alexis Tompkins, Caden Shoemaker, Kiley Lamb, Ethan Saunders, Harley Flint, Kohler Bartley, Allyce McBee; (center, l-r) Hunter Burns, Liberty Parshall, Zoey Morris, Jami Dailey, Adam Berwanger, Gavin Cox, Owen Larrick, Ryan Donahue, Kylie Fauber; (back, l-r) Austin Lovitt, Shaleigh Duncan, Hailey Shoemaker, Tucker Watson, Brayden Grooms, Jacob Morgan, Zander Parshall, Logan Rohde and Spencer Crothers. (Submitted photo)
Pictured are members of the Fairfield FFA: (front, l-r) Paige Teeters, Brayden Zimmerman, Breanna Flint, Reese Teeters, Alexis Tompkins, Caden Shoemaker, Kiley Lamb, Ethan Saunders, Harley Flint, Kohler Bartley, Allyce McBee; (center, l-r) Hunter Burns, Liberty Parshall, Zoey Morris, Jami Dailey, Adam Berwanger, Gavin Cox, Owen Larrick, Ryan Donahue, Kylie Fauber; (back, l-r) Austin Lovitt, Shaleigh Duncan, Hailey Shoemaker, Tucker Watson, Brayden Grooms, Jacob Morgan, Zander Parshall, Logan Rohde and Spencer Crothers. (Submitted photo)
These past few months, the Fairfield FFA has been very busy. Starting in August, the newly elected officer team — president Paige Teeters, vice president Alexis Tompkins, secretary Kiley Lamb, treasurer Breanna Flint, student adviser Allison Davis, reporter Kylie Fauber, sentinel Harley Flint, historian Brayden Zimmerman, chaplain Reese Teeters and executive committee members Allyce McBee, Kohler Bartley, Sophie Young and Caden Shoemaker — got straight to work planning the events and activities of the year.

In September, many members took their projects to the Highland County Fair. The Fairfield FFA did very well at the fair. McBee won reserve Grand Champion with her meat chickens, and Paige Teeters won reserve Grand Champion in the sheep open show and Grand Champion in showmanship with her sheep. Many of our other exhibitors received ribbons and awards for their projects as well. 
 


At National Convention in October, a group of 50 students visited Beck’s Hybrids’ main plant as well as a CAT manufacturing plant. Students had fun at Sky Zone and at a hypnotist show. The group also attended many National FFA sessions at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Meanwhile, other members competed in the soils judging CDE (career development event), along with the food science CDE. The soils team competed in the county competition and later advanced to the district competition. All members of the team worked hard in practice, gaining knowledge in areas they were interested in.  

Later, in November, members competed in the Job Interview CDE, where Fauber advanced to districts in the CDE competition for the sophomore division. 

In December, the Fairfield FFA also helped with Adopt a Christmas Child, raising close to $1,000. The officer team was able to purchase groceries and gifts for three families in the Leesburg community with this money. 

Upcoming events include Public Speaking, Livestock Judging, Poultry Judging and Agronomy CDEs, which the chapter has had success with in the past. The officer team is working on planning the Fairfield FFA Banquet and many community outreach projects. There are many exciting things to come in 2020 for the Fairfield FFA.