South Dakota FFA Agriscience fair results announced

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – The South Dakota FFA Association hosted its annual Agriscience Fair during the 2013 State FFA Convention, April 14 – 16. The Agriscience Fair was sponsored by Jim Chilson and the SD FFA Foundation. The displays included 49 exhibits in six different categories. The top projects in the junior (7th, 8th, and 9th grade) and senior (10th, 11th, and 12th grade) divisions for each category are listed below.

Animal Systems: The study of animal systems, including life processes, health, nutrition, genetics, management and processing, through the study of small animals, aquaculture, livestock, dairy, horses and/or poultry.

Jr. Division, 1st place (gold): Nathan Flemming and Javen Moe, Florence

Sr. Division , 1st place (gold): Shane Mueller, Garretson

Environmental Services/Natural Resources: The study of systems, instruments and technology used in waste management; the study of the management of soil, water, wildlife, forests and air as natural resources and their influence on the environment.

Jr. Division, 1st place (gold): Trent Sumner and Kobe Roe, Florence

Sr. Division, 1st place (gold): Jade Maier, Bowdle

Food Products & Processing Systems: The study of product development, quality assurance, food safety, production, sales and service, regulation and compliance and food service within the food science industry.

Jr. Division, 1st place (gold): Hannah Hintz and Morgen Bunde, Florence

Sr. Division, 1st place (gold): Craig Reiter and Patrick Reiter, Florence

Plant Systems: The study of plant life cycles, classifications, functions, structures, reproduction, media and nutrients, as well as growth and cultural practices, through the study of crops, turf grass, trees and shrubs and/or ornamental plants.

Jr. Division, 1st place (gold); Janie Fritz, Sturgis

Sr. Division, 1st place (gold): Kiera Leddy, Milbank

Power, Structural, & Technical Systems: The study of agricultural equipment, power systems, alternative fuel sources and precision technology, as well as woodworking, metalworking, welding and project planning for agricultural structures.

Jr. Division Power, 1st place (gold): Landon McGillvray and Dylan Robbins, Florence

Sr. Division Power, 1st place (gold): Jadon Geier and Kasey Wipf, Bowdle

Social Systems: The study of human behavior and the interaction of individuals in and to society, including agricultural education, agribusiness economic, agricultural communication, agricultural leadership and other social science applications in agriculture, food and natural resources.

Sr. Division, 1st place (gold): Ethan Cunningham and Josh DeRaad, Centerville