Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter hosted their Annual Ag Olympics. The event was held at the end of the National FFA Celebration Week, at the high school.
The Ag Olympics is a relay-style competition consisting of various agriculture and farm-related tasks. This year, there were three parts
to the preliminary event. It consisted of carrying buckets of water, spitting sunflower seeds into a bucket, and a feed sack race. There was
also an additional challenge that could be used to improve a team’s time. The bonus task was a mock calf roping. Teams that achieved this in the first attempt got five seconds taken off of their preliminary finish time. The final round involved milking a “cow,” or in this case a cow cutout. The top team from each heat of preliminaries advanced to the finals and went face to face.
Eight teams participated in this year’s high school Ag Olympics. The contest was open to all high school students. Teams consisted of four members. Chance Beeman, Aria Hoeflich, Leona Smith, and Kailin Horlacher were member of the team that won the event.
The FFA also put on a competition for middle school students too. There were 10 teams in this event. Gabby Daniels, Bella Spencer, Hannah Lafevre, and Alyssa Zolman were the winners of the middle school Olympics. All of the winners received a small prize from the FFA.
Fredericktown FFA Adviser is Debra Burden.