Local chapters earn FFA honors

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The Rockridge FFA chapter in Rock Island County, Illinois placed second in the state and earned $2,000 in the annual FFA Challenge.

Muscatine High School’s chapter also placed in the top ten Iowa chapters, receiving $1,000 from the challenge.

The annual event challenges chapters to build relationships with local farmers to gain their votes.  The Rockridge chapter connected with 167 area farmers. 

More than 200 FFA chapters participated in the challenge, and more than $200,000 was awarded.  The Rockridge FFA chapter received $2,000. Winners receive certificates of credit that can be used toward convention fees or new FFA blue jackets. 

“Rockridge is a rural school, and we are very close with the farmers in our area,” said Allen Hyett, FFA advisor. “Agriculture is the backbone of our school district. We are very proud of the support we receive from our community.” 

Illinois FFA chapters also competed for the FFA Chapter Challenge Grand Prize, a trip for seven to the 2012 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.  The Lawrence County High School FFA Chapter in Moulton, Alabama won with 1,110 votes. 

Check out the full list of winners at this link:  https://www.ffachapterchallenge.com/winners/

Top ten FFA Challenge finishers in Iowa

BOONE A&M FFA IA0293

 $2,500.00

WAUKON HS IA0236

 $2,000.00

WESTERN DUBUQUE HS IA0065

 $1,500.00

AUDUBON HS FFA IA0016

 $1,250.00

STARMONT HS FFA IA0217

 $1,250.00

DECORAH HS FFA IA0049

 $1,250.00

NORTH-LINN FFA IA0038

 $1,000.00

IOWA FALLS-ALDEN FFA IA0103

 $1,000.00

VALLEY HS FFA IA0062

 $1,000.00

MUSCATINE HS FFA IA0156

 $1,000.00

Top ten FFA Challenge finishers in Illinois

PEOTONE HS-FFA IL0310

 $2,500.00

ROCKRIDGE HS-FFA IL0391

 $2,000.00

ELMWOOD HS-FFA IL0120

 $1,500.00

SHAWNEE HS-FFA IL0434

 $1,250.00

CENTRAL HS-FFA IL0025

 $1,250.00

CENTRAL A&M HS FFA IL0017

 $1,250.00

GALATIA HS-FFA IL0212

 $1,000.00

OKAWVILLE FFA IL0291

 $1,000.00

MAROA FORSYTH HS-FFA IL0229

 $1,000.00

AMBOY HS FFA IL0008

 $1,000.00

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