Chatfield Ag Department/FFA Update
Welcome back to school!
Chatfield FFA is a 3 Star Chapter for the 5th year in a row!
Chatfield FFA at the MN State Fair
Fourteen of our students were involved in showing animals at the MN State Fair over Labor Day weekend. Twelve participants showed goats, two showed dairy steers, and two had Ag Technology projects. Everyone did the General Livestock judging contest where teams placed 4th, 7th and 8th.
Our Chatfield Chapter received plaques for the following:
Champion Chapter Group - Goats (this is where we bring out our 7 best goats and are judged against other chapter groups)
Champion Premiere Chapter for Market Goats (this is based on points that we receive for the # and quality of goats we brought as a chapter)
The Chatfield Chapter also received the following awards
3rd Place Overall Market Chapter
3rd Place Overall Breeding and Market Chapter
3rd Place Goat Herdsmanship
Special thanks to Scott Winslow and Noah Fenske for trailering our animals and Kari Goldsmith, Payton Guenther and Rodney Coe for helping chaperone and take care of things while I was not on grounds - Fritz
Chatfield FFA Fall Blood Drive is around the corner!
Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Family Fun Ag Day!
We will have our Little Farmhands exhibit on display, a petting zoo, Goldsmith Belgians will be bringing their horses for wagon rides, barrel train rides and a free lunch sponsored by area businesses.
Any student and/or their family is welcome to help out at this popular event. Please let Ms. Fritz know if you are interested or have any questions.
Region 8 Fall Leadership Day - Sept 23 - open to grades 7-12 and is split into chapter leaders and those who would like to learn more about FFA - see Ms Fritz to sign up
Stewartville Invite - Oct 7 (General Livestock, Dairy and Horse) - see Ms Fritz to sign up
U of MN Fall Invite - Oct 13 - (General Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Soils) - see Ms. Fritz to sign up
UW River Falls - Oct 15 - (General Livestock, Dairy and Horse REGION CDE QUALIFIER) Poultry - invitational - see Ms Fritz to sign up
Lanesboro - Oct 19 - (Soils and Foresty REGION CDE QUALIFIER) - see Ms Fritz to sign up
Indianapolis IN - Oct 26-30 - National FFA Convention - See Ms Fritz or Mr. Willette to sign up
Shake Machine Sign up - Sign up to work 3 different shifts and help raise money for our State Convention trip. Shifts are supervised by Ms Fritz and Mr Willette - sign up at the link below