The Quincy FFA had one of the best Grant County Fair performances in recent memory this month. On Market Day Quincy members ended up earning the following honors:
Kylie Breeden Reserve Champion Poultry.
Levi Kukes Reserve Champion Market Lamb.
Brody Wallace Reserve Champion Market Steer.
Patricia Guerrero Grand Champion Meat Goat.
Myles Lee Grand Champion Market Hog.
On fitting and-showing-day, a basket full of round ribbons got added to the ones from Market Day:
Levi Kukes was the Reserve Champion Sheep Showman.
Brody Wallace was the Grand Champion Beef Showman.
Myles Lee was Grand Champion.
Kallie Kooistra was Reserve Champion in the Division II Swine Showmanship.
Brooke Melburn and Junior Villalpando were Grand and Reserve Champions in the Novice Swine Showmanship.
Each received a large rosette ribbon and a trophy belt buckle for their efforts.
All Quincy FFA members received blue ribbons on both their livestock and showmanship.
The other exhibitors were Sebastian Valdez with Meat Goat; and Chloe Westra, Cade Westra, Kloie Shields, Mario Guerrero with Swine.
On Saturday students competed in Career Development Events, or CDEs.
Horse Evaluation was the first event of the day. The Quincy team brought home the first banner of the day. Patricia Guerrero placed second, Kallie Kooistra finished third, Mario Guerrero took fourth, Levi Kukes finished eighth, and Junior Villalpando took ninth.
The Livestock Judging team earned a first-place banner as well, with Myles Lee finishing first and Brody Wallace taking eighth among individuals.
In the Jamboree CDE, students judge poultry, rabbits and produce. Brooke Melburn took first, Sebastian Valdez finished third, Kloie Shields took fourth, Patricia Guerrero finished sixth and Levi Kukes took eighth place, helping the team bring home another 1st place banner.
The last CDE of the day was Tractor Driving, Cade Westra took second place among individuals and Brody Walllace took sixth, giving Quincy its fourth first-place banner of the day.
This, in turn, led to the Quincy FFA chapter to win the Sweepstakes Banner, which is based on the performance in each CDE. It was a perfect end to a near- perfect week at the fair.
Members are looking forward to be back in school and back to in-person events.
FFA members plan on competing in soils/land judging, rangeland, potatoes, tractors and apples this fall.
They will host the Evergreen Tour in late September for state and national officers.
Lastly, members will also be attending the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.
The convention is scheduled for Oct. 27 through the 30th at the Indiana Convention Center.