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FFA winners from the West


National Career Development Event winners from the annual FFA national convention last week in Indianapolis.


Agricultural Communications


Third Place: Kyle Sneddon, Savannah Hoffman and McKenzie Bostic, all of Yelm FFA, Washington


Agronomy


Seventh Place: Taylor Ferreira, Edith Duran, Sandra Duran and Carolyn Schiber, all of Atwater FFA, California


Agricultural Sales


First Place: Claire Hammond, Raegan White, Julianne Benson and Anna Kameshima, all of Dayton FFA, Oregon


Eighth Place: Anthony Arellano, Taylor Francesconi, Madeleine Stone and Lynze Thornburg, all of Elk Grove FFA, California


Ninth Place: Austin O'Neill, Brandi Sansaver, Marissa Hansen and Olivia Schatz, all of Stanwood FFA , Washington


Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems


First Place: Patrick Swanson, Leif Small, Curtis Flake and Ashley Rich, all of Stanwood FFA, Washington


Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management


First Place: Alexandra Gamboni, Francesca Gambonini, Jessica Jones and Regina Pozzi, all of Petaluma FFA, California


Eighth Place: Jeni Hagler, Macy Hagler, Elizabeth Reynolds and Maggie Reynolds, all of Kuna FFA, Idaho


Environmental and Natural Resources


Second Place: Nathan Thompson, Sarah Flake, Brandon Reynolds and Lindsey Martin, all of Stanwood FFA, Washington


Farm Business Management


Eighth Place: Hunter Weinert, Breanna Veltkamp, Rebecca Steiger and Raquel Van Hofwegen, all of Lynden Christian FFA, Washington


Floriculture


Fifth Place: Marrisa Gzell, Heather Kirkendall, Jessica Jensen and Melissa Spence, all of Bret Harte FFA, California


Eighth Place: Geneva Ford, Gabby Bender, Tristian Beaty and Kristina Gillaspie, all of Woodland FFA, Washington


Forestry


Ninth Place: Trevor Baisden, William Cote, Alec Postlewait and Ty Munsell, all of Mount Baker FFA, Washington


Horse Evaluation


Third Place: Elaine Elia, Sierra Hawkesworth, Kaitlin Nicholson and Callie Bassett, all of Bakersfield-Frontier FFA, California


Eighth Place: Lauren Riback, Kayla Hemmert, Alena Perry and Ashley Goolsby, all of Molalla FFA, Oregon


Job Interview


First Place: Bailey Peters of Centralia FFA, Washington


Livestock Evaluation


Second Place: Kayla Hildebrand, Amy Hanks, Vanessa Soto and Kayla Welcher, all of Templeton FFA, California


Marketing Plan


First Place: Joey Clifford, Gerald Moen and Molly Swanberg, all of Elk Grove FFA, California


Third Place: Zoe Kramme, Cassidy Gunst and Kailey Olson, all of Lynden FFA, Washington


Meats Evaluation and Technology


Second Place: Donnielle Aluisi, Kelsey Gray and Travis McDonald, all of Clovis FFA, California


Seventh Place: Caitlynn Rose Barton, Amedy Rian Vanderkooy, Fawn R Vargas and Callie Hobson, all of Hermiston FFA, Oregon


Eighth Place: Bryson O'Neill, Brandon Knodel, Connor O'Neill and Bridger Smith, all of Lind FFA, Washington


Milk Quality and Products


Second Place: Cheyenne Schmerber, Jake Elliott, Nick Fagen and Cameron Capps, all of Fruitland FFA, Idaho


Sixth Place: Joy Wilcox, Susana Brasil, Noemy Escamilla and Morgan Briner, all of Atwater FFA, California


Ninth Place: Ashley Miedema, Haley Van Beek, Samantha Douge and Karis Van Diest, all of Lynden Christian FFA, Washington


Nursery/Landscape


10th Place: Krista Brumbaugh, Kelly Jones, Savanah Reich and Travis Vazquez, all of Cottonwood-West Valley FFA, California


Poultry Evaluation


Third Place: Kelsey Lowe, Haley Warner, Elaine Jordan and Lauren Young, all of Bret Harte FFA, California


National Agriscience Fair


Animal Systems


First: Katie Fuller and Katelin Walker, N. Clackamas Land Lab FFA of Oregon


Services/Natural Resource Systems


Sixth: McKenzie Dukes Canby HS FFA of Oregon


Winners of National FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards


Agriscience Research - Animal Systems


Winner: Madison Albiana, Elk Grove FFA Chapter, California


Madison Albiana of the Elk Grove FFA Chapter in California has been researching and comparing the average daily gains for crossbred and purebred hogs. Working with professors at California State University, she discovered that breed did not have a significant effect but the gender of the hogs was important in average daily gains. Albiana is supported by her parents, Chantelle and Michael, and her FFA advisors, Brittany Whyler, Matt Patton, Amy Erman, Alyssa Mangan, Shannon Welch and her father.


Specialty Animal Production - Entrepreneurship/Placement


Winner: Michael Valencia, Madera FFA Chapter, California


Michael Valencia of the Madera FFA Chapter in California is the owner of 75 honeybee hives and operates his own small business offering pollination services to local farmers. Starting as a freshman, his father -- also an apiarist -- donated 55 hives to his son to get started. Since becoming part of the industry, he has developed an understanding of the importance and impact of pollination on the farming community. Valencia markets his honey he collects to a cooperative in 55-gallon drums and plans to double his hives with each passing year. He is supported by his father Emilio and his FFA advisors, Sheryl Sisil, Robert Labrucherie, Rebecca Bigelow, Tim Denie, Alex Gutierrez and Brent George.



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