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Supervised Agricultural Experiences

On Saturday, February 2, the Central Lyon FFA Chapter was a part of our District Proficiency and Iowa Degree judging and District Officer Interviews at Dordt College in Sioux Center. Of the sixteen Central Lyon FFA members competing, nine students advanced to state proficiency judging, which will take place in Ames on February 16. Detailed results are posted below.

We also will have 5 Iowa Degree Recipients: Haley Borman, Reese Borman, Devin Miller, Lance Weber, and Kade Griesse. Three individuals had the opportunity to apply for district office, members Trey Vande Kop, Dana Kruse, and Keanna Postma. We are excited to see our chapter be successful, not only at the local level, but also at the district and state levels. This is a huge step for our program to be represented at these levels and in those areas of competition. Central Lyon FFA Advisor, Josh Rockhill, said, “The Central Lyon FFA has been extremely active in promoting Supervised Agricultural Experiences for kids within the program. Not only are the kids recognized at the local and district levels, but many have been seen at the state level as well! The last two years we have been extremely successful with advancing kids from one level to the next. I truly owe a lot of the success to the people who assist me with our Chapter Judging night in December each year. I appreciate everyone who volunteers their time to help improve the kids’ projects. The overall point to these projects is to assist kids with developing specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. There are many areas kids can compete in whether it is raising livestock, grain production, communities, food sciences, or working as an employee in an Ag-related field, there is something for anyone. I am thrilled to have nine students advancing to the state level of the competition, and I hope to see them walk across stage at the State Leadership Conference in April to being one of the top two in the state in their designated areas.”

Trey Vande Kop-Vegetable Production 3rd Silver
Dana Kruse – Agricultural Sales 3rd Silver
Kiah Thiessen- Grain Production Entrepreneurship-1st Gold Adv to State
Carter Krull -Diversified Livestock 1st Gold Adv to State
Elizabeth Huyser- Goat Production 1st Gold Adv to State
Reese Borman- Food Science and Technology- 1st Gold Adv to State
Kiley Metzger-Poultry Production 2nd Gold Adv to State
Gabe Kooiker- Swine Production Placement 2nd Gold Adv to State
Karsyn Altman- Equine Science Placement 2nd Gold Adv to State
Devin Miller- Agriculture Communications 1st Gold Adv to State
Jayma Popkes -Small Animal Production and Care 3rd Silver
Dylan Van Berkum- Agriculture Repair and Maintenance 2nd Silver Adv to State

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.