UNION CITY, Ohio — The Mississinawa Valley-MVCTC FFA Chapter held its annual parent and member banquet March 25. More than 300 parents, members, and guests were in attendance.
Donor awards were presented to the following sponsors for their continued support and loyalty this past year: Jeffrey Winchester, Jesse Maxfeild, Mike Derringer, Jim and Scott Stachler, Morning Fresh, Sidnie Miller, Kelsie Hunt, Amanda Grow, Betty Teegarden, Wyatt’s Lawncare and Excavating, Sherry Dirksen, Jeff Slyder, Tony Neargarder, Kelly Guillozet, Kevin and Kurt Bergman, Hummel Farms, Nick Hamilton, Pioneer Packaging, Homestead Quality Bedding, Sara Richie, Tom Harrod, Rachael Carlisle, Paul Armstrong, Sandy Grim, Barb Snyder, Kyle Bueter, Sara Smith, Billie Hunt, Sheila Scholl, Kim Hershey, Pam Stump, Cynthia Linder, Ag Works, SISCO, Jeff Keller, S.M. Stachler Farms, Aislinn Miller, Tammy Drew, Didier Hardware, Heather Manning, Audrey Hathaway, Zach Evers, Treaty Soil, Mindy Longfellow, Welbourn Farms, Shirley Thomason, Zac Wisner, Sandy Denniston, Roxanne Stocksdale, Leis Realty, Mote Farm Service, Shawn Peters, Todd Grow, Sandy Skidmore, Amy Hanes, Matt Hiestand, Jessica Gower, Dalton’s Gutter Service, Kim Knox, Pack-A-Sack, Debbie Gower, MacKenzie Breymier, Millco Trucking LLC, MKT Farms LLC, Feltner Trucking Incorporated, Grow Excavating LLC, Jodi Humphries, Krista Hoggatt, Emily Clark, Vercy Stachler, Kelly Mangen, Darrell Gower, Matt and Nicole Nieport, Duane and Sheila Scholl.
The Star Greenhand was awarded to freshman Daniel Hartzell, who promoted our chapter and attained immense potential. He participated in many events and placed fifth in the state Creed speaking contest and was the first place individual in the state Agronomy contest for the Junior High division.
Taylor Stachler is this year’s Star Chapter Farmer. Taylor’s SAE includes hours at S.M. Stachler Farms involving raising grain, swine, fruit, and overhauling the machinery. She is knowledgeable and a very hard worker. This year she has led the agronomy team and as a senior has stayed very active with FFA efforts including Meals on Wheels, Fruit Sale, and Strawberry Sale.
The Star in Ag Placement is Dalton Brim. Dalton has logged many hours at Brim Construction and started his own business on the side, Dalton’s Gutter Service. He balances work responsibilities with school and friends.
This year’s Star in Ag Business is Wyatt Feltner, who works with enthusiasm and a passion to build his business, Feltner Landscaping and Excavating. Wyatt donated his services for multiple projects the Ag program conducts at the school. He gets the job done promptly and with a high level of quality.
Taylor Stachler received the DEKALB Ag Accomplishment Award. This award showcases the abilities of outstanding agriculture students and is presented annually to one FFA student per chapter, who exemplifies scholarship, commitment and work ethic.
The Blue and Gold Award was awarded to Leah Scholl. Leah gets the job done and she doesn’t like to be still. She was the right person to put in charge of 12 teenagers in officer meetings to pull off the activities of the FFA.
The following members were recognized for their significant roles in fundraising for the chapter through the annual fruit sale: Bradon Wisner (raised $200 to $400), Braxton Trump, Davian Trump, Colby Manning, Harley Hanes, Isabella Ramirez, Josie Deaton, Wyatt Feltner, Kaiden Mote, Kaiden Stewart, Parker Kaffenbarger, Quinton Couchot, Tanner Leichty, Tristen Thronhill, Troy and Taylee Woodbury (raised $400 to $600), Diana Rodriguez-Gracia, Emily Scholl, Leah Scholl, Gabby Elizondo, Lilly Severance, Haden Miller, Naomi Hathaway, Tyler and Ethan Grow, Paytyn Hiestand, Tristen Reichard (raised over $600), Adam Rodeheffer, Aron Hummel, Caleb and Trenten Trobridge, Drew Anguiano, Gracie Townsend, Leland Kauffman, Jake Loy, Krista and Brandon Miller, Makenna Guillozet, Ben and Daniel Hartzell Jake Dirmeyer, Marcella Terriquez, Parker Saintignon, Sierra Grim (raised over $1,000), Alison Bryam, Emily Bryam, Aron Hunt, Brianna Germann, Jerrod Teegraden, Mattie Hiestand, Storm Mote, Taylor Stachler, Kennedy Stachler, Thomas Gower, Xavier Manning, AJ Waymire. The top three sales people were Xaiver Manning (sold $1,430), Mattie Hiestand (sold $1,483), and Thomas Gower (sold $1,762).
Attendance awards were awarded to students with a perfect attendance record at the monthly meetings: Emily Bryam, Ethan Grow, Harley Hanes, Daniel Hartzell, Syenna, Purdin, Taylee Woodbury, Adriana Baxin, Chastan Daniels, Breanna Germann, Thomas Gower, Paytyn Hiestand, Alex Lozano-Licona, Christina Mangen, Aron Hunt, Brandon Miller, Gabby Elizondo, Sierra Grim, Krista Miller, Ben Hartzell, Lilly Severance, Nedi Velasco, AJ Waymire, Troy Woodburry, Lance Bowers, Alison Byram, Jake Direymer, Parker Kaffenberger, Kennedy Stachler, Emily Scholl, Leah Scholl, Taylor Stachler, and Hawk Thomas.
The new officer team includes: President: Kennedy Stachler, Vice President: Krista Miller, Second Vice President: Sierra Grim, Secretary: Brandon Miller, Treasurer: Paytyn Hiestand, Reporter: Lilly Severance, Assistant Reporter: AJ Waymire, Sentinel: Aron Hunt, Historian: Ben Hartzell, Parliamentarian: Alison Byram, Student Advisor: Daniel Hartzell.
The following proficiency awards were handed out at the chapter level and each recipient received $20 from the Mississinawa Valley FFA Alumni: Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication: Dalton Brim, Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance: Parker Kaffenbarger Agricultural Processing proficiency: Taylor Cunningham Ag Sales: Cammie Johns, Ag Services: Lilly Severance, Beef production: Alison Byram, Dairy Production: Travis Muhlenkamp, Diversified Crop Production: Caden King Diversified, Livestock Production: Taylor Stachler, Forage production: Jake Dirmeyer, Grain production: Caden King Goat production: Caleb Trobridge, Landscape Management: Wyatt Feltner, Poultry Production: Brianna Fennig, Chapter Proficiency Award: Jake Dirmeyer, Small Animal Production: Kennedy Stachler, Swine Production: Kennedy Stachler, Turf Grass Management: Caiden Beanblossom, Veterinary Science: Kennedy Stachler, Wildlife Management Placement Award: Dalton Brim.