Fairfield FFA shines at Highland County Fair


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Dale Back and Keith Thompson stand behind their first place pedal pulling sled.


Teigan Thackstan stands next to Kenzie Sluss. Thackstan took first in showmanship followed by Sluss who took second.


Many Fairfield FFA members competed in the 2016 Highland County Fair. Anything from pigs to welding, they took home a lot of awards for their hard work as a Fairfield FFA members and a quality product producer or maker.

Dale Back, the Fairfield FFA reporter, had the honor of telling the public about the FFA’s yearly success at the county fair. These kids put long hours in for that ribbon on the wall or that trophy on their dresser. They also have learned responsibility for taking care of their animals or getting the special interest projects done on time. This article will spotlight some of the high placing individuals that got to put that ribbon on the wall or trophy on their dresser.

Keith Thompson and Back designed and built a pedal tractor pulling sled to be entered into the mechanical engineering division at the fair. It took first place in its class and first place overall in mechanics. Ally Davis took first place with her hog in the 13-year-old showmanship class. For pigs, Grace Shope took a first place with her market barrow.

The Fairfield FFA President, Lane Frost, took a second place with his beef feeder calf. Frost also took first place for his demonstration at the fair. An executive committee member, Sarah Young, took home grand champion for her market lamb at the Junior Sheep Show. Right behind her and ahead in some places, Paige Teeters took reserve grand champion market lamb, reserve division middle weight lamb, first in showmanship, grand champion ewe, grand champion natural Ewe, and many other awards. Alex Greene participated in the calf roping at the annual rodeo. Although he didn’t place, he enjoyed it very much. Last but not least, Teigan Thackstan took first in her class for poultry showmanship. Right behind her was Kenzie Sluss whon took second in that same class.

The Fairfield FFA thanks all the buyers that supported these kids and also for great Junior and Senior fair boards for making this awesome week possible. Hope to see you next year at the Highland County Fair.

Submitted by Dale Back, Fairfield FFA reporter.

Dale Back and Keith Thompson stand behind their first place pedal pulling sled.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Fairfield-pic-1.jpgDale Back and Keith Thompson stand behind their first place pedal pulling sled.

Teigan Thackstan stands next to Kenzie Sluss. Thackstan took first in showmanship followed by Sluss who took second.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Fairfield-pic2.jpgTeigan Thackstan stands next to Kenzie Sluss. Thackstan took first in showmanship followed by Sluss who took second.

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