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Agriculture

BV FFA competes in Vocational Agriculture Fair

MANLIUS — Several members of the Bureau Valley FFA chapter and agricultural education program competed in the Vocational Agriculture Fair held July 1-2.

The first day of the fair was held at Black Hawk College East Campus in Kewanee where students exhibited their horse projects at the annual horse show. Dana Kepner, Nicole Bannick and Seth Cambron competed in various classes, including halter, horsemanship, western pleasure, pole bending and barrel racing. Grand champion speed horse award went to Seth Cambron.

The second day of the fair was held at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Cambridge where students showed a variety of projects and received many awards. Students competing in Cambridge from Bureau Valley, included Sadie Geldean in swine, Kalie Rumbold in beef, Jessica Loudenburg in beef, Katie Smith in crops, Samantha Haney in crops and Dana Kepner in dairy cattle.

Top awards went to: Kalie Rumbold in champion beef steer and Samantha Haney in champion floral arrangement and reserve champion vegetable arrangement.

Thirteen area schools competed in the two-day event hosted by the Section 3 Agriculture Teachers.

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