Selected students from the North Union FFA chapter went to National FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky on October 30th to November 2nd. The students that attended were; Dalton Brown, Mark Mather, Lexy Johnson, Sharon Menke, Marissa Neusch, and Abbey Madden. The students were joined by 50,000 other students from all over the nation. The students also attended different sessions were they heard the motivational speakers and the agricultural speakers. They also listened to officers retiring addresses.
Mark Mather said, “Listening to the retiring addresses was an inspirational experience for all of us.” There was also a career fair that students attended which was really good for the students to see all of the careers out there. The students also attended a hypnotist and had a really good time.
“It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. It made me want to get my chapter and community involved and taught me leadership. I also met a lot of new people and got to see more of my friends I met before.” Said Marissa Neusch, a junior.
On September 25th the North Union Soil Judging team traveled to Iowa Falls for the district Soil Judging competition. For those of you who don’t know what soil judging is or how to do it, soil judging is where you look at a big pit of soil and judge it on its texture, slope, color, and how well it will support crops. Lexy Johnson, Miranda Kollasch, Marissa Neusch, Dalton Brown, and Autumn Boland are the members of the soil judging team and placed 3rd out of 40 teams. They will be advancing to State Soil Judging in Ames on October 12th.