Ohio youth have the option of entering junior fair projects as a member of a 4-H Club, as an FFA chapter member, or both. Big Walnut High School’s ag science program and the Big Walnut/DACC FFA chapter have students falling in each category.
Many Big Walnut area 4-H Club members take ag science courses at the high school, and are FFA members.
Ag science teacher Jeff Stimmell said he was especially pleased with the number of BW/DACC FFA members who participated in the Delaware County Fair – some as 4-H club members, some under the FFA umbrella.
Big Walnut/DACC FFA members who showed at the Delaware County Junior Fair were: Alex Brown, a photography project; Fred Dible, Eagle Country 4-H Club who did a poster and plane diorama project; Amber Fetter, Walnut 4-Hers, market turkey; Chris Fetter, Walnut 4-Hers, market turkey; Ethan Hale, Bit of Country 4-H Club, market hog; Jordan Koebel, Kountry Kids 4-H Club, broilers; Caleb Meade, Kountry Kids, beef feeder, goats (two second-place class placings; one in beef and one in goat); Trevor Shuster, Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club, market turkey; Nick Smoke, small wood project; Autumn Takatch, Condit Livestock 4-H Club, woodworking, art, photography, crops, vegetables, sunflower (won largest) Horst project, market and breeding Rabbits; and Evan Thiergartner, Sunbury Halter & Saddle, horse project (English Showman of Showmen, English High-Point Award Winner, Western High Point Winner, fifth in Versatility).
Information for this story was provided by the Big Walnut/DACC FFA chapter.