DENVER — Four members of the Gallipolis FFA recently competed at the National Western Livestock judging contest in Denver.
The team qualified based on last spring’s state FFA contest that advanced the members to the national event representing Ohio. Team members were Jordan Johnson, Kaci Ager, Drew VanSickle, and Allie Clagg. They were accompanied by FFA advisor Jerrod Ferguson.
At the contest, the team was the eighth placed FFA team and 28th overall. Ager placed 10th individually in sheep evaluation. Johnson placed eighth in meat goats and ninth in beef cattle evaluation.
In addition to the contest, the group had a day to travel, where they practiced at Colorado State University, visited Cheyenne, Wyo., stopped by JBS Feedlot and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Before flying home, FFA members spent a day touring the 110th annual National Western Stock Show, where they viewed many exhibits, including a walking tour of the “Yards” where cattle from all over the United States were represented.
Agricultural education is offered at Gallia Academy High School through the Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD.