Rugby FFA honors its best
The Rugby FFA chapter celebrated the accomplishments of its members and the rich history of the organization at its 78th annual parent-member banquet held at the Rugby Jr-Sr. High.
The chapter announced an inductee into its Hall of Fame, Jerome Migler.
It presented five honorary chapter degrees to FFA suporters Hartley Hagness, Joe Rameden, Nancy Rameden, Linda Jorgenson, and Lynne Ostrem.
Current members were given awards for achievements throughout the year.
Top food sellers
The top five members who sold the most food items as a chapter fundraiser
were: Andrew Hersey, 1st; Chris Fedje, 2nd; Jeccica Lowman, 3rd; Mike Ostrem, 4th; and Kristen Mundahl, 5th.
Special recognition went to members who went the extra mile. They were: Kayla
Koehmstedt and Tyler Mongeon, Star Greenhands; Josh Stutrud, Star Chapter
Farmer; Mike Ostrem, Star Chapter Agribusiness; Chris Fedje, Star Chapter Placement; Kelsey Mongeon, DeKalb award; Josie Klein, Achievement Award; Zach Rameden, Outstanding FFA Member.
Scholarships were also awarded to seniors. They were: Ed Volk Leadership Scholarship Zach Rameden; Bennie Selland Memorial Scholarship Jacey Shively;
Rugby FFA Meat Science Scholarship Chris Fedje, Andrew Oksendahl, Dustin
Jundt, Brandon Wangler, Taylor Harmel; Rugby FFA Foundation Production Scholarship Christy Mattern; Rugby FFA Foundation Scholarship Kelsey Mongeon.
Proficiency Awards were handed out to display the outstanding work by
students in various agriculture fields of study. The applications are submitted to the chapter and then forwarded to the state if they are judged best in the district competition.
Rugby had 16 District winning Proficiencies:
Ag Education – Lucas Schmaltz, Gold
Ag Mechanics Design and Fabrication Andrew Pfeifer, Gold, District Winner
Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Brandon Wangler, Gold, District Winner
Ag Processing Matt Mattern, Gold, District Winner
Agricultural Sales Placement Jacey Shively, Gold, District Winner
Ag Services Skylar Schneider, Gold, District Winner
Beef Production Entrepreneurship Dustin Jundt, Gold, District Winner
Beef Production Placement Christy Mattern, Gold
Dairy Production Placement Justin Fjellanger, Gold, District Winner
Diversified Agricultural Production Placement Christy Mattern, Gold,
Diversified Crop Production Placement Chris Fedje, Gold, District Winner
Diversified Livestock Production Placement Andrew Oksendahl, Gold,
Equine Entrepreneurship Jeccica Lowman, Gold, District Winner
Equine Science Placement Jeccica Lowman, Gold, District Winner
Fiber and Oil Crop Production Josh Stutrud, Gold, District Winner
Forage Production Jason Schneider, Gold, District Winner
Grain Production Placement Mike Ostrem, Gold, District Winner
Home and/or Community Development Annie Volk, Gold, District Winner
Poultry Production Placement Jarett Lovcik, Gold, District Winner
Small Animal Production and Care Josie Klein, Silver
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