Future Farmers earn several superior ratings at regionals

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By The Staff

Taylor County Future Farmers of America spent the month of March in regional competition.

The competition was divided into three days. The first day was March 18, when the small engine team and welding team competed. The welding team, consisting of Kayla Cash, Zachary Powell, Jacob Noel and Jeremy Perkins, received a superior first rating. The small engine team, with members Dakota Gilbert, Casey Marlow, Justin Wooldridge and Justin Gribbins, received a superior rating.

The second day was March 20. Members competed in speaking events, parliamentary procedure, record keeping, AIC and other events.

The parliamentary procedure team was rated superior, and record keeping placed superior first. Members also placed well in speaking events. There were six superior ratings, six superior seconds and six superior firsts. The remainder of the chapter received a rating of excellent.

The final day was March 25. This was known as regional paperwork day, where members' proficiencies and projects were judged and delegates voted on various items. The scrapbook, treasurer's book and the secretary's book all received a superior rating. There were 13 superior firsts, five superior seconds and six superiors.

Marsha Kessler was judged superior first on her tobacco essay contest. Samantha Clark was elected Lake Cumberland Regional treasurer, and Dakota Gilbert was elected as a candidate to campaign for state office. Their voting delegates were Ashley Chelf and Cody Smith.

Competing at an earlier date was also the ag sales team (Casey Marlow, James Abt, Dakota Gilbert and Samantha Clark) who placed superior first.

Members placing first and second in speaking contests, and members placing first in all other areas are eligible to compete at the state convention in June.