Members of the Lyons-Decatur Northeast FFA took the challenge and exhibited their SAE Programs at the Nebraska State Fair—FFA Division. The State Fair provides members the opportunity to exhibit against members from across the state within their respective divisions. The local FFA chapter was well represented on the state level.
In the sheep show, Brent and Layne Miller competed with various animals from their flock. Layne Miller earned a purple ribbon with his yearling breeding ewe. In the Market portion of the show, Brent Miller earned a blue ribbon on his lamb. In the showmanship results, Brent Miller earned a purple ribbon in the out of school division, and Layne Miller earned a blue ribbon in the junior division.
In the swine show, Brayden Anderson exhibited a breeding gilt and three market pigs while Elise Anderson showed three market animals. Brayden earned a purple ribbon and class winner with his Duroc Barrow, and two blue ribbons on his crossbred market swine. Elsie Anderson earned a purple ribbon and class winner on her crossbred market gilt, a purple ribbon on her crossbred barrow and blue ribbons on her Duroc. In the Breeding show, Brayden Anderson earned a purple ribbon with a crossbred breeding gilt. Brayden earned a purple in the sophomore division of showmanship finishing in the top 3, and Elise earned a blue ribbon in the Junior High showmanship division.
At the conclusion of the show, the Lyons-Decatur Northeast FFA Chapter was named the Large Group Herdmanship Champion in the Swine Division.
The FFA Chapter is busy preparing for fall activities as well National FFA Convention in October.
Spotlight on Success
Physics classes constructed a web page highlighting the eclipse of 2017.
Pages show students at Lyons viewing eclipse along with highlights of the
field trip that the High Physics classes took. The URL for the web page is: