2022 BIG Conference and District IV Officer Interviews

District IV

On September 27, 2022 first year Sargent FFA members attended the BIG Conference put on by Colorado FFA State Officers at Centauri High School. Sargent FFA Officers Westen Burkhart and Ellaree Rockey also traveled to interview for District Officer positions.

The purpose of the BIG Conference is to introduce agricultural education to first year students involved in FFA. These students participate in various workshops in which they interacted with other first year FFA members while learning about FFA.

District IV Officer Results

Westen Burkhart District IV Treasurer

Ellaree Rockey: District IV Reporter

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District IV Officer Team 22-23

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Sargent BIG Conference Attendees

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Sargent FFA members with  CO FFA State Secretary Ashlyn Rockey

 

Range Judging Workshop and  Competition 2022

District IV

Five Sargent FFA members attended a Range Judging Workshop and Competition on September 21st, 2022. This event was held at Berlinger Farms and was hosted by Sangre FFA. The workshop session helped students to  understand the significance and human benefits of well-managed, healthy rangelands in the SLV and allowed students to meet natural resource career professionals. The contest tested students' plan ID skills and ability to determine rangeland condition, site type, forage amount, and animal capacity from landscape observations. At the end of the day Sargent came home with a first place team score and two individuals placing. Freshman student Mitchell Peterson placed silver category and Junior student, Trenton Paskett placed gold category and was the high scoring individual for the competition. We want to thank Mr.Sinclair and Mr. Berlinger for their efforts in putting this competition/workshop together. It was a great learning experience for all!

High Scoring Individual

High Scoring Individual 2022

Trenton Paskett

Gold and Silver Category in Range 22

Gold and Silver Category Winners

Trenton Paskett and Mitchell Peterson

Range Competition 22

Rangeland Judging Competition

Salt Flats Ecological Site

 

2022 Potato Festival

September 10th, 2022

Sargent FFA Chapter volunteered at the San Luis Valley Potato Festival on September 10th, 2022. The chapter ran a booth allowing kids to decorate potatoes and ask questions about the potato industry. Sargent FFA members were able to interact with the local community and connect with agricultural industry professionals. Members also enjoyed various activities that the Potato Festival provided. Big thanks to the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee and their support to the potato industry and local FFA chapters.

Annual Potato Festival Tractor Pic

Annual tractor picture with Sargent FFA Members at the SLV Potato Festival.

Tricycle's

Sargent FFA members racing around on tricycles. Great team bonding.

Decorated Potato's

Decorated potatoes and some delicious potato salad from the 2022 Potato Festival

 

2022 Logger Days

Sargent FFA members had a booth at the 2022 Logger Days in South Fork, Colorado. The chapter sold snow cones and time in a bouncy house. This fundraiser was a great way for chapter members to spend time together and fundraise for the chapter while out in the community.

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Snow Cone Sales

President AJ Garcia, Reporter Bryleigh Fuller, and Vice President Megan Peterson serving snow cones at 2022 Logger Days.