Where has the last week gone? If you find it let me know… We have been covered up with everything from U.S. Congresswoman Hartzler coming all the way through the end of the District FFA contest today! As I mentioned in my last post, I had the opportunity to evaluate the Division I speaking contest. We had 11 first year FFA members stand and deliver their speeches for competition. All of the topics were very relevant to current agriculture issues and they all did an outstanding job of presenting them. The top 4 individuals advanced to the State FFA Convention in Columbia. Congratulations to all competitors and good luck to them as they travel up the ranks. Yesterday was the livestock judging contest, where around 150 FFA members from the district competed for top honors. We setup all of the pens for the contest last Friday and had the livestock in place on Monday morning at 7 am. The contestants evaluated 9 classes of livestock and delivered reasons on three of the classes. I took reasons on an outstanding class of Hereford bulls. It was great to see such a great turnout for the contest.
This week is certainly a short week of school for those of us here at Missouri State. Monday and Tuesday, due to the FFA contests, all agriculture classes were canceled. Wednesday classes are scheduled like normal, and then Thursday and Friday we are dismissed from school for Easter break!
This week my travels take me west to the Golden State of California for the Silveira Bros. Online Open House fall-born female sale. They are offering 10 fall-born heifer calves ranging from August to December all sired by Silveiras Style 9303. I am looking forward to this event very much! If you are in need of a show heifer be sure to check it out at silveirabros.com or liveauctions.tv. The sale began today and will end on Saturday with a live closeout. If you have any questions about the females be sure to call Garrett or you can even call me. That is all I have for now, but next week I will have plenty of excitement to share highlighting my trip to Cali! Below is just one of the outstanding females offered in the sale!
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine