Jefferson High School FFA attends national convention

Members of the Jefferson High School FFA Chapter attended the national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Members included Makaylla Wiedenfeld, Lily Duddeck, Riley Madden, Anna Koehler, Presley Biwer, Jena Lenz, Emily Zilisch, Mackenzie Mattke, Ella Dehnert, Ryan Werni, Nick Fischer and Dakota Alvarado.

JEFFERSON — Jefferson High School sent a group of 12 agribusiness students to the National FFA convention last month. The event took place Oct. 26-29 in Indianapolis. Ind.

“I think it was a great experience,” said FFA representative Jena Lenz.

“On top of getting to shop and see the rodeo, we also learned about ways to make our FFAs better, and how to get others involved. “We also got to learn about different types of animals and farm equipment,” said Lenz.

On the first day of the convention, the Jefferson group visited Fair Oaks Farms to see its dairy ad hog operations, learning about efficiency practices in agriculture. On the second day of the trip, the Jefferson group went to numerous workshops at the convention.

The group attended the “World’s Toughest Rodeo” and had fun watching the cowboys get bucked off, Lenz said.

On the third day, they attended the opening session at Lucas Oil Stadium, where they had a chance to meet national FFA officers and listen to an inspirational speaker, Courtenay DeHoff.

On the final day of the trip, the Jefferson students went on a road trip to Louisville, Ky. and toured Churchill Downs, walking around the museum and visiting the track.

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