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Sr. FFA competes in state fair

The Virginia State Fair was the site of several FFA competitions that were held this fall. The Buckingham FFA Senior Chapter participated in several contests during the duration of the fair. Stephen Davis placed 27th in the Lawn Tractor Operator’s Contest. Davis had to take a written exam on small engine maintenance, tool identification, and drive an obstacle course.

Trevor Agee competed in the State Small Engine Troubleshooting Contest and placed third overall. Trevor had to win the federation and area level contests before advancing to the state contest.

Justice Steger and Courtney Agee competed in the Agriscience Demonstration Contest and placed 20th with their demonstration of “How to Take a Soil Sample.”

Shaylynn Elick and Hailey Martin placed 30th in the Horticulture Demonstration by demonstrating “How to Root Hydrangea Cuttings”.

Two teams competed in the Jr. Forester’s Contest where they had to take a written exam about Virginia’s forestry industry, measure; trees, logs and boards, and identify the tools used in the forestry industry. Team A consisted of Emma Staton, Daniel Farrish, Jordan Dorrier and Camden Allen and they placed ninth overall. Team B placed 33rd with members; Shaylnn Elick, Trenton Snoddy, Hailey Peins, and Holden Tyson. Austin Wickizer and Jacob Palmore also competed as individuals.

The Forestry Field Day team of Eli Bryant, Holden Tyson, Joey Crews, Cameron Newton, Stephen Davis and Dustin Kitchen placed 21st overall. Davis placed fifth individually in the log toss event.

The Horse Hippology Team placed 14th overall with team members Grace Moss, Shaylynn Elick, Alivia Newton and MacKenzie Straut. The Horse Hippology contest was about knowledge of the equine industry, equine science and identification of tools, tack and feed.

Tanner Wise also competed in the Intermediate, Sheep Division of the Livestock Skill-a-thon Contest. Wise placed 20th individually of 36 contestants.