The Milford FFA Chapter brought 27 students to participate in the Delaware FFA State Convention that was held at Delaware State University on March 9th, 2018. Milford FFA students competed against over 300 other FFA members from all across the state in Career Development Events, Leadership Development Events as well as were involved in leadership workshops and community service projects while attending the convention.
This past Monday, March 26th the FFA members attended the awards ceremony and received many awards for all of their hard work. Twelve FFA members from Milford FFA were awarded their Delaware FFA State Degree which requires FFA members to participate in a wide variety of state and chapter FFA events, complete at least two agriculture classes, and take part in over 25 hours of community service. The following Milford FFA members received this high award; Julia Adams, Victoria Donovan, Bridget Hufnagel, Wendy Lara, Harley Lardner, Celine Lester, Curtis Sharp, Jonah Simpson, Mary Torbert, Mackenzie VanVorst, Taylor Wessel, and Jacob Wiley.
Three FFA members from Milford received proficiency awards which is a reflection of years of hard work they put into their supervised agricultural experience projects they completed while taking agriculture classes. Celine Lester received a proficiency award in Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement, Gunnar Folke received a proficiency award in Beef Production – Placement, and Alison Nordberg received a proficiency award in Swine Production – Placement. All three proficiencies will move on to compete at the National FFA level over the summer.
Sage Culver from the Milford FFA finished up her year serving as a County Representative for the Delaware FFA Association. She spent many hours working alongside Delaware FFA State Officers putting on conferences, helping with fundraisers, and helping FFA members. Congratulations to Sage for her year of service.
The Milford FFA had 21 FFA compete in either Career Development Events or Leadership Development Events which are various competitions within the FFA. The following list is all of the FFA members placing from each competition.
Thomas Beenick – 2nd place
Wendy Lara – 8th place
Dale Ostermann – 3rd place
Conduct of Chapter Meetings – 4th place team
Agricultural Sales – 3rd place team
Jacob Wiley – 4th place individual
Adam Bitler – 6th place individual
Dalton Nordberg – 9th place individual
Opening and Closing Ceremonies – 3rd place team
Meat Evaluation and Technology – 3rd place team
Mary Torbert – 6th place individual
Bridget Hufnagel – 7th place individual
Victoria Donovan – 9th place individual
Milk Quality and Products – 4th place team
Overall Milford FFA brought home many awards and is very excited to continue all of their hard work in the future.