More than 70 members of the Cass Career Center FFA Chapter competed with their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects at the District FFA Fair July 7-8 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds near Warrensburg. Over 47 FFA chapters competed with more than 1,900 exhibits.
Cass Career Center FFA members competed in the Agronomy, Ag Mechanics, Beef, Dairy, Goat, Horticulture and Ham shows during two-day fair.
Recently graduated member Eric Farr won Grand Champion Ag Mechanics project with a bumper hitch hydraulic tilt trailer he built in the Cass Career Center Ag Mechanics Shop.
Other members had metal and woodworking projects at the Ag Mechanics show. Receiving a Gold Rating were Connor Adams, Jared Bloustine, Zach Bolinger, Kayla Brizendine, Dakota Carpenter, Ashlynne Click, Ty Cook, Elizabeth Cowan, Caleb Eddy, Austin Evans, Kylie Fangrow, Kristen Fields, Becky Freeman, Delaynie Getty, Hannah Gibler, Calah Hargis, Tiffany Hartzler, Layla Hyatt, Jonathan Johnson, Ellis Liles, Taylor McIntyre, Matthew Morrison, Alli Opat, Madison Phillips, Mel Riggs, Jordan Rincker, Amanda Rushly, Ashleigh Rushly, Jace Rutledge, Maggie Shea, Tyler Snyder, Ciera Spangler, Alexis Taylor, Joey Todd, Marcus Vandendaele, Austin Verduin, Kelsey Vestal, Skyler Warren, Zach Williams, Ash Wilson and Wyatt Zorn. Receiving a Silver Rating was Izzy Bearce.
Senior Jessie Poisal won Grand Champion Cured Ham. Other members who received a Gold Rating with hams were Chase Burlingame, Kaitlin Fifer, Abby Kirk, and Tyler Snyder. Receiving a Bronze was Connor Adams.
Senior Blake Moreland won Champion Dairy Cow and Dairy Showmanship. The Cass Career Center FFA received the Dairy Sweepstakes Award. Cass Career Center exhibitors who earned a Gold Rating in the Dairy Show were Austin Moreland, Blake Moreland, and Kristopher Taylor.
In the Beef Show, Zach Bolinger won the Champion Shorthorn Plus heifer and Sydney Hoffman won the Reserve Champion Crossbred heifer.
Sophomore Ty Cook earned a Gold Rating with his market goat.
In the Agronomy division, Andrew Roth earned Silver Rating with his soybean plants. Frank Yoakum earned a Gold Rating for his mixed grass hay.
All Cass Career Center FFA Horticulture exhibits earned a Gold Rating. Students who had entries were Bailey Bales, Jordan Bostic, Shelby Hixon, Brenna Hubbard, Lexi Renfro and Hannah Yowell.
Overall, the Cass Career Center FFA placed second out of the 47 schools at the fair.