On June 10, the top 20 Lodi FFA members were awarded with the chapter’s annual point awards trip. Throughout the year, Lodi FFA’s members were awarded points for every activity they participated in.
At one of the many chapter meetings Lodi FFA held, the members voted for the top 20 members to be awarded with a trip to San Francisco for a Giants game. The trip was a success and was enjoyed by the top 20 students in Lodi FFA. Congratulations to Lodi FFA’s top 20!
From June 11 to 18, 50 Lodi FFA members attended the San Joaquin Fair to show the market project animals they had raised this year. There were numerous market steers, hogs, sheep, turkey and rabbits brought to the fair by our members.
For the advanced showmanship class, Clayton Lauchland placed ninth, Ashley Cropper placed eighth, Michael Correia placed sixth and Kacey Wulf placed fourth. In the ninth-grade showmanship class, Brady Colburn placed fifth and Allie Elzig placed third.
As for the market classes, Kacey Wulf, Ashley Cropper, Justin Earler and Erica Green Meyer placed second and Hanna Green Meyer placed third in her class. Brady Colburn placed third in the born and raised in San Joaquin County show, while Betsy Colburn, Jacob McClean and Ray Yates also showed a market steer.
As for Lodi FFA’s market turkeys, Kayla Adams won reserve champion market turkey. Allan Daniels and Makenzie Humphrey both were in the advanced showmanship class, where Humphrey placed fifth and Daniels placed third. Zech Hogarth placed second in ninth-grade showmanship and Sydney Humphrey placed first.
For Lodi’s market sheep, Jackie Stanley placed fifth in her market class, and Machela Saco placed second in hers. Katie and Machela also placed second, Amanda placed fourth, McKenna placed seventh and Holly placed eighth in her market class, while Machela placed eighth in showmanship. For the chapter’s market rabbits, Trenton George placed second in novice showmanship and Courtney Miller placed fourth in advanced.
For the clean barn competition, beef got first, turkey won first and sheep won third.
There was also a livestock judging contest. The first high individual was won by Jason Shubert and the second high individual was a tie between Michael Correia and Jacob McClean. The first high team was Lodi’s Michael Correia, Jacob McClean and Clayton Lauchland. Finally, we had market hogs. Jessica Stanley, Vanessa Bergthold and Dustin Domingo placed third in their class, while Elainee Stokes and Courtney Newport placed second and Jason Shubert placed first in his class along with Kasey Wulf. Courtney Miller placed fourth; Jenn Aguirre, Kevin Pence, Yesenia Huerta, Kelly Olson and Kara Adamds placed fifth in their market class and Jake Boynton placed sixth. Mikayla Dennis, Jeff Watt and Chase Robinson placed seventh. For the novice showmanship class, Kelly Olson placed fourth and Adams placed fifth. As for ninth-grade showmanship, Newport placed seventh.
Lodi FFA would like to thank the community, businesses, individuals, parents and the Lodi FFA Ag Boosters for support at the county fair and the fair auction.