Nineteen students from the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter traveled to the Twin Cities April 24-26 for the state FFA convention. Pictured are (front row from left) Aleck Schoneman, Tommy Norman, Eli Bakken, Tanner Baustian, Halle Hough, Grace Steensma, Paige Hinrichs, Paige Madison, (back) Mike Kinsinger, Trevor Mente, Kris Severtson, Jeremiah Dooyema, Payton Fick, Dylan Mente, Tyler Fick, Trey Baustian. Not pictured: Nick Overgaard, Kaylie Ossefoort and Tyler Reisdorfer.

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Local chapter travels to annual state convention, competitions

Nineteen members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Convention April 24-26 in Minneapolis/St Paul.

The group attended the Sunday evening FFA State Talent contest and the FFA State Officers Reflections program at Mariucci Ice Arena.

On Monday, April 25, chapter members participated in the Ag Mechanics Career Development Event and the General Livestock CDE on the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus.

Participating in the State FFA Ag Mechanics contest were Kris Severtson, Jeremiah Dooyema and Nick Overgaard. Dooyema earned a gold rating and was 36th overall. The team placed 22nd out of 35 teams.

Participating in the General Livestock CDE were Tanner Baustian, Tommy Norman and Payton Fick. The team placed 51st out of 61 teams. Tommy Norman placed 29th out 220 judges and earned a gold rating.

The chapter members attended the Monday evening award ceremonies and watched the recognition of sponsors for the Minnesota FFA Association, Star Awards,  State Proficiency Awards, and Minnesota members receiving their State FFA Degrees.

On Tuesday the group attend the third session at the Continuing Ed Building on the St. Paul campus. Several chapters including Luverne-Adrian were recognized for their financial contributions to True Friends/Camp Courage.

Other Luverne-Adrian members attending the State FFA Convention were Kaylie Ossefoort, Grace Steensma, Halle Hough, Paige Hinrichs, Paige Madison, Tyler Fick, Trey Baustian, Dylan Mente, Trevor Mente, Eli Bakken, Tyler Reisdorfer, Aleck Schoneman and Mike Kinsinger. 

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