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SHS FFA Kimball Contest

Scottsbluff FFA Chapter Kimball Contest Results 

March 1st in Kimball, Nebraska the Scottsbluff FFA Chapter participated in 5 different contests: Senior Livestock Evaluation, Junior Livestock Evaluation, Meat Evaluation, Nursery and Landscape and Agronomy.

The Senior Livestock team had to evaluate swine, cattle, sheep and goats and place them into classes. Following that individually they had to give reasons why they placed the livestock in that order to 2 judges. The participates also had to take a general knowledge about different livestock. The Scottsbluff team included Heston Gorr who placed 17th, Casey Huckfeldt placed 6th, Sydnee Strain placed 3rd and Payton Flower placed 1st. Overall the team placed 1st and qualified for state. The Junior Livestock team also had to evaluate swine, cattle, sheep and goats, as well as a general knowledge test and explaining their reasons to judges. The Junior Livestock team included Lauren Nichols she placed 17th, Jayden Allen placed 16th, MarLee Neu placed 10th, Blake Hill placed 7th and Carson Wilmont placed 5th. Overall the team placed 2nd and qualified for state.

Meat Evaluation participates had to identify retail cuts. The contestant then placed wholesale and retail cuts into classes as well as took a general knowledge test. The Meat Evaluation team included Jordan Fisher who placed 25th, Josh Schroeder placed 16th, Ethan Achenbrenner placed 12th, Tyler Achenbrenner placed 11th and Shawna Hill placed 4th. Over all the team placed 2nd and qualified for state.

The Scottsbluff Nursery and Landscape team identified equipment, parasites, plants and flowers, took a general knowledge test and had a problem solving test to take. Overall the team placed 4th. The team consisted of  Baylee Bewley, Beth Groskopf, Garrett Fulk who placed 12th and Arya Fry placed 10th. The Agronomy team placed 12th and included Kailey Pinney and Daniel Hiltgen. The participates were required to identify crop diseases, pesticides, plants and weeds as well as take a general knowledge test.