On May 4 and 5, 11 members of the Riverside FFA Chapter attended the annual state FFA Convention. Along the way FFA students toured Just Enuff Genetics hog facility in DeGraff. Students learned about quality traits desired in the hog industry and how genetics is important to the industry. Students observed how semen collection and artificial insemination. Next student toured Davidson Dairy Farm in Quincy where students learned about the dairy industry. Students learned how cows were maintained and milked by using robotic milkers. At state convention several members were recognized for their hard work throughout the year. Raven Shoffner received a gold officer award for his treasures book; Lauren Montgomery received a gold officer award for her secretary’s book. Lauren Montgomery accepted the chapter recognition award from Children’s Hospital and Kaleb Strayer accepted a chapter award from CROP. Lastly, Riverside had two student to receive their State FFA Degree which is the highest award given out by the state FFA Association. This award is given to the top 3% of 25,000 FFA students in Ohio. The two students to receive their degree were Joel Wren and Lauren Montgomery.
Submitted by the Riverside school district.