12 compete at Little International Judging competition

During spring break, 12 FFA members took a trip to Brookings, South Dakota to compete in the Little International Judging competition. They left town on Thursday, March 27 and competed in many different events on Friday, March 28. These events included: Floriculture, Dairy Judging, General Livestock Judging, Horse Judging and Natural Resource and Conservation. The Floriculture team included juniors Megan Andrist, placing 96, Leah Rieck, placing 28 and senior Angel Kasper, placing 69. The Dairy team included sophomore Emily Glynn, placing 9. The General Livestock team included freshman Cameron Deml, placing 335 and senior Greg Selk, placing 119. The Horse team included freshman Desiree Svoboda, placing 21 and junior Emily Dahlin. The Natural Resources and Conservation team included freshman Greg Weegman, placing 93, junior Rhianne Lustig, placing 22 and senior Tim Koch, placing 57. Senior Angel Kasper said, “My favorite part was getting to know new people from South Dakota and Minnesota.”

This was the second year they participated at this particular competition. Advisor Mrs. Elizabeth Tinaglia said, “Our members like the competition and they liked visiting the college campus.” The Owatonna FFA Chapter goes to the Little International Judging competition to practice skills and knowledge in agriculture Career Development Events. They also explored the South Dakota State University campus and toured the facilities.