Buckingham FFA Competes at State Convention

Buckingham FFA Competes at State Convention
The Virginia FFA held the 96th Virginia FFA State Convention on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Buckingham FFA competed at the convention held June 27th - 30th.

Adelynne Baugher competed in the Junior Division of the Horse Hippology Contest. She placed 20th as an individual. The Senior Horse Hippology team placed 16th overall, and its members consisted of Barrie Hughes, Jenna Oliver, and Amiah Porter. Contestants had to complete a written test about equipment, information about breeds, and the anatomy/physiology of a horse. They also had to identify equipment used in the equine industry and judge classes of horses.

Buckingham also competed in the Veterinary Science Contest. Team members included Courtney Agee, Camden Allen, Jordan Dorrier, and Trenton Snoddy. Members had to complete a written test on medical terminology and information in the veterinary field. They also had to identify various species of animals, equipment used in the veterinary industry, and identify parasites before completing a math practicum. The team placed 14th overall.

Courtney Agee, Dakari Baker, Andrew Dorrier, and Noah Jones competed in the Nursery/Landscape Contest. Their contest included identifying plants, insects, and tools, a written exam, and a landscaping design estimate. They placed 7th as a team.
The Livestock Judging team placed 15th overall. Jordan Dorrier, Tyler Padgett, Emma Staton, and Tanner Wise competed at the state competition for the first time. Their contest included a written test about the livestock industry, evaluating livestock, and a marketing problem. The Livestock Judging team would like to say "Thank you" to Mr. Henry Paris for his support and coaching of the team!

Six chapter members received their State FFA Degree on Wednesday, June 29th. The State FFA Degree is the 4th highest of the five degrees an FFA member may earn. Among other qualifications, members that receive the State FFA Degree must have a successful S. A. E., be a member of the FFA for the past 24 months, and complete at least 360 hours of agricultural education. Members who received their State FFA degrees are Courtney Agee, Camden Allen, Jordan Dorrier, Tyler Padgett, Emma Staton, and Tanner Wise.

Tanner Wise won the Sheep Production Proficiency Award at the state level. He completed an extensive application about working on his family's Popular View Farm. Tanner has submitted his application for judging at the national level.

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