Hannah York and Sid Nichols, members of the Caldwell County FFA Chapter, in studio, June 12, 2018
Hannah York, outgoing Caldwell County FFA Chapter President, and Sid Nichols, Caldwell County FFA Chapter Reporter, were in studio Tuesday morning to talk to WPKY about the Chapter’s recent showing at the State Convention.
Sid first told listeners a few of the members that placed including Madux Cummins, who took 3rd place overall in the talent competition, and the Senior Parliamentary Procedure Team, who took 2nd place overall and placed in the top ten percent nationally and therefore received Gold Status. The team included Jacy Travis, Josie Witherspoon, Sid Nichols, Cassidy Jackson, Ashlynn Dearing, Hannah York, Madux Cummins, Halle Lofton, Hannah Greenfield, Madi Mason, Kylie York, and Madison Crider.
Hannah then told listeners about the twelve proficiencies that placed in the top 3 in their categories including: Madison Crider, who received 2nd in Agriculture Education, Destiny Oliver, who received 3rd in Equine Placement and 2nd in Equine Entrepreneurship, Hannah York, who received first place in both Diversified Horticulture and Landscape Management, Brian Gill, who received 3rd in Beef Entrepreneurship, Will Beshear, who received 3rd in Forest Management & Products, Colton George, who received first in Swine Production Placement, Hunter Adams, who received third in Vegetable Production, Mac Englebright, who received 2nd in Agriculture Processing, Reagan Murphy, who received 2nd in Ag Mechanic & Repair & Maintenance, and Wyatt Caps, who received 3rd in Turf Grass Management.
Hannah York also received the State Star in Agribusiness for her business, “Arrangements by Hannah.” Hannah makes seasonal decorations for commercial businesses as well as for personal homes. She will be doing arrangements during her fall break from Murray State University this fall and if anyone is interested in hiring her they can call her at 270-625-0223. Hannah also stated that she could apply to compete in the National Star Competition but that she will wait a few years so that she can receive her American Degree.
She then stated that Caleb Perkins, Benji Kilgore, and Hunter Adams will be going the National Convention this year to receive their American Degree and Hannah and Colton George are eligible to compete at the National Convention this year because they won their respective proficiencies. They must enter their proficiencies by June 22nd and will know if they are finalists by the beginning of September. The National Convention will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana in October.
Hannah and Sid then mentioned that the next events for the Caldwell County Chapter are FFA Camp July 2nd through the 6th and the Kentucky State Fair in August. While at the Fair members will compete in livestock judging, meat judging, dairy judging, poultry judging, and more.
You can catch the full interview with Hannah York and Sid Nichols below.