The Marion-Florence FFA Chapter conducted its annual Parent/Member/Employer Banquet at the Marion High School cafeteria Thursday, April 25.
Members were recognized for their activities during the year and were presented numerous awards. Elizabeth Meyer was recognized as the Star Chapter Greenhand in production and Jacob Cope was recognized as the Chapter Star in placement.
Other award winners included chapter proficiency award winners listed below:
• Clint Kroupa, Grain Production (Entrepreneurship division) and Diversified Crop Production (Placement);
• Jacob Cope, Beef Production (Placement division) and Forage Production (Placement);
• Remington Putter, Goat Production (Entrepreneurship);
• Seth Snelling, Diversified Crop Production (Placement);
• Raleigh Kroupa, Beef Production (Entrepreneurship);
• Bret Voth, Turf Grass Management (Placement);
• Dylan Carpenter, Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance (Placement);
• Zac Lewman, Ag Mechanics Design & Fabrication (Placement);
• Caitlyn Maloney, Small Animal Production (Entrepreneurship);
• Nicholas Meyer, Diversified Livestock Production (Entrepreneurship) and Poultry Production (Entrepreneurship)
• Elizabeth Meyer, Sheep Production (Entrepreneurship)
• Aaron Molleker, Veterinary Science (Placement).
The FFA chapter also presented appreciation certificates to Straub International, Prairieland Partners Inc., Jeff Herzet, Hillsboro Industries, Don Molleker, Cooperative Grain & Supply, Pat Ash, Sarah Cope, Carlson’s Grocery, Judy Wegerer, and Gambino’s Pizza for their assistance to the chapter during the year.
Tod Gordon and Marilyn Percell were given honorary chapter FFA degree recipients during a ceremony at the banquet.
Glendolynn Neely, the current state FFA vice president, was the featured speaker. The chapter presented a PowerPoint slide show of the year’s highlights after the meal.
A meal of roast beef, cheesy potatoes, corn, fruit salad, roll, and dessert was served. About 130 members and guests attended the banquet.