Lakeland FFA attended the 84th Indiana FFA State Convention this past week at Purdue University Campus in West Lafayette, Ind.
The highlight of the week was during the 4th general session when Zach Young was named an Indiana State Star in Agricultural Placement. Young earned the award by having the best records of expenses, income, assets, liabilities, balance sheet, cash flow, and skills that he had developed while working at Young Family Farms. Besides showing his records, Young had to undergo two sets of interviews by two sets of judges while applying for State Star. The judges interviewed him about his knowledge on the farm and the skills that he had developed while working at the farm.
Several other Lakeland FFA members were awarded for their recordkeeping. Bringing home a first place award in Agricultural Service was Josiah Yoder. Second place in the state in Diversified Crop was Cole McCann, and fourth in the state in Landscape Management was Zac Allen.
Lakeland also competed in three contests while at the state convention.
Lakeland’s Agricultural Mechanics team consisting of Cole McCann, Gilbert Gonzalez, Jordan Ehret, and Logan Ott brought home 5th place in the state along with a $1,000 scholarship to University of Northwestern and to Ohio Technical. Lindsey Overholser, Morgan Moore, Chris Leary, and Austin Kerr participated in Food Science. Morgan Moore, Lindsey Overholser, Josiah Yoder, and Victoria Miramonti represented Lakeland in the Ag Sales contest.