Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:40 PM
The Baker FFA Chapter is proud to have two teams competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN Oct. 24-27. The Chapter’s Agricultural Mechanics team, consisting of Cameron Kerns, Joel Rohner, Talon Colton, Mark Voboril and Mickayla Hall, swept their District and State competetitions this spring and are ready to take on the nation next week! These five individuals had to display their knowledge of agricultural equipment, welding and safety. This contest helps students develop proficiency in a broad range of mechanical skills which are essential on a farm or ranch.
Baker will also be sending Wyatt Lee, Kellie Freels, Jennie Foltz and Luke Coomer to the inaugural Veterinary Science contest. These four will identify veterinary instruments, breeds of dogs, horses, poultry, goats, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, cats, rodents and other miscellaneous pets, conduct clinical practices, solve math practicums, demonstrate their knowledge of various knots and come together to complete a team presentation. The team is one of two Oregon teams and has been studying hard since this spring and will also be required to conduct a workshop at the 2013 Oregon FFA State Convention. Selected from the Baker FFA Veterinary science class, these individuals are excited to help pilot this new contest!
There is a hum of excitement running through the Baker FFA Chapter as the date for our departure draws near. We will have a week of touring the country, making new friends and catching up with old ones, building our teamwork and leadership and representing Oregon at the largest youth leadership gathering in the world!