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Riverton FFA shows well at fair, hosts community events

Feb 19, 2017 From Riverton FFA

The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May of 2016 with the election of the 2016-2017 officers. The officers include: Braxton Crofts (President), Tiana Lopez (1st Vice President), Chase Emerson (2nd Vice President), Tristan Schooner (Secretary), Morgan Dykman (Treasurer), Maci Post (Reporter), Vinnie Dolbow (Sentinel), and McKenzie Dykman (Historian).

The chapter is led by advisers Casey Styvar and Linda Griffin. The officer team kicked off the year with an officer retreat to the Crofts cabin on South Pass where team building activities were conducted and where the FFA year was planned out.

In August of 2016, the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo became home to many of the Riverton FFA members. With a variety of animals, and events to choose from, there is no place that you won't find an FFA member.

Our chapter did very well at our 2016 county fair, and a week later all of the champions loaded up their projects and animals, and headed down to Douglas, Wyoming, where they competed at a state level, against many others from around Wyoming.

A few of Riverton's FFA members even got the opportunity to go down to Denver, Colorado, for Denver stock show in January of 2017. Here they got to show another set of animals at a national level. Riverton FFA members who showed were Chase Taylor, Mady Dolcater, Tiana Lopez, Bailey Wilson, Alex Williams and Chris Houser.

The Riverton chapter has participated in numerous activities, as well as community services' throughout the year already. At the beginning of our year we do many team building activities such as ice cream social. We also strive to become more involved with our community, as well as the rest of our school.

One way we did this was through our annual homecoming barbecue. The members will start selling tickets ahead of time so that business will take off quickly. All of the profit made off of the barbeque goes straight to FFA members to help pay for trips, and new equipment in the AG room. To help our chapter be more involved in the community, member participate in community services such as rake and run, boxes of sunshine, and pals.

The chapter also participated in the fundraising for Riverton FFA's own Ann Marie Kalbach. Funds were raised to help out with expenses the family has received with Ann's accident.

FFA members are already hard at work preparing for state FFA convention. Members start practicing for a numerous amount of CDE's, such as: Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Sales and service, and many more.

The members have been working very hard for the competitions in Powell, Laramie, Casper, and the Wyoming State Convention in Cheyenne. The teams have done very well in the past and are striving to do better this year.

Thank you for all of your support.

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