The Coshocton County Beacon February 13, 2019 - Page 19

This year Ridgewood High School FFA had the privilege to put on another tractor pull at the Bud Hawk Arena in Bakersville. It was ded- icated to the memory and provided funds for the Tony Hoff man Memorial Scholar- ship Fund. Hoff man was the best supporter and fan of the FFA members over the last 15 years. He always helped out in the shop for fair projects, was a chaperone on FFA trips Contributed | Beacon and was the FFA Alumni Presi- dent. There were more than 150 businesses and individ- uals that donated supplies, food, door prizes, and awards. The support was overwhelming and overall through the tractor pull, personal donations, and a dinner by Bakers IGA, Ridgewood High School FFA was able to make a substantial contribution to the scholarship fund. Ridgewood FFA Contributed | Beacon Contributed | Beacon Every October, the National FFA Organization bestows the highest honor any FFA member can receive. This year Ridge- wood had four students earn this degree. These members have put in many hours for their SAE, have volunteered, been involved in state and national leadership activities and are the best of the best. Pictured from left are: Paige Goedel, Jesse Olinger, Hayden Davis, and Nathaniel Thompson. Ridgewood FFA had fi ve members receive their State FFA Degrees last May. This is the highest award an FFA member can receive at the state level. Pictured from left are: Waverly Reidenbach, Emily Bookless, Britt ney Burgan, Carlos Mourer, and Morgan Matis. These members worked very hard to achieve this lofty goal. Contributed | Beacon Ridgewood had several members achieve success with their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) by being honored as State Profi ciency Award fi nalists. These members were the top in the state in their areas. Students in this picture are Madison Whitt - agricultural services, equine entrepreneurship; Emily Bookless, outdoor recre- ation, specialty animal production; Jesse Olinger, swine production management, wildlife management (WINNER); Palmer Erb, ag mechanics repair and maintenance (WIN- NER); and Morgan Matis, specialty animal production. PROUD OF OUR FFA PARTICIPANTS! Contributed | Beacon Many FFA members participated in the Ridgewood FFA chicken co-op program this year. This is an Contributed | Beacon opportunity for members to show something dif- Palmer Erb was a National Profi ciency Finalist this past Oc- ferent than they are used to or for those members tober for his award area. He was selected as having one of living in town to have the opportunity to show an the top four applications for ag mechanics repair and main- animal at the fair. Students had to take care of the tenance where he had his own small engine repair business, chickens from when they were two days old until Rev-it-up Resale. He was interviewed by a panel of industry they were market weight. They also learned show- experts and received a $500 cash award for being a fi nalist. manship and how to properly show the bird. We Proudly Support Our FFA Family! Boyer Insurance OVER 20 VARIETIES OF CHEESE TO SAMPLE! Taking Care of You and Your Family... Generation After Generation Plant Tours every Wednesday at 9:30am 740-545-6002 FEBRUARY 13, 2019 740-622-2131 0015_021517 6 miles north of 36 on Rt. 93 Hours: Monday - Saturday 8-5 AUTO • HOME • LIFE • BUSINESS Call for a FREE Quote! 225 Chestnut Street, Coshocton • THE BEACON 19