The FFA Farm Business Business Management team  stands on stage at the FFA National Convention, including Mr. Shirey, Emily Sorg, Abby Zelt, Wil Rorbach, and Logan Werts.

Pictured: Mr. Shirey, Emily Sorg, Abby Zelt, Wil Rohrbach, and Logan Werts at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

Heritage FFA has been active and successful this fall with various competitions. 

On Sept. 17, 2022, two teams from Heritage traveled to Tri-County High School for the Indiana Meats Judging competition, where they took a written test, identified different cuts of meat from beef, pork, and lamb, and placed various cuts of meat. The Heritage “Old-Timers” consisting of Chapter Vice President Alex Zelt, Chapter President Logan Teichman, and Chapter Treasurer Noah Taylor, placed 4th with a score of 1519. 

The Heritage “Newby” team consisting of Alden Bowers, Elizabeth Buuck, and Oliver Riley placed 5th with a score of 1459. 

The team from Whitko won the state competition and will move on to represent Indiana at the National Western Contest in Denver, Colo., in January.

On Oct. 26-29, the Heritage National Farm Business Management team went to Indianapolis for the National FFA Convention, where they placed 13th in the nation. The team consisted of Wil Rohrbach (2022 graduate), who earned the Gold Emblem; Abigail Zelt (2022 graduate), who also earned Gold; Emily Sorg (Silver), and Logan Werts (2022 graduate), who earned Bronze. Click here for the full results:

The Heritage Agronomy team, consisting of Emma Brames (2022 graduate), Elizabeth Burns, Aubrie Krueckeberg, and Dalton White placed 23rd and got a Silver rating overall at the National FFA Convention. Brames and White earned Silver individual awards, while Burns and Krueckeberg earned Bronze.

Next, the Forestry team is set to compete at the area Forestry Career Development Event  Monday November 21st.