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Fallbrook FFA had banner year at the fair

FALLBROOK – At the 2016 San Diego County Fair themed Mad about the Fair, Fallbrook FFA (Future Farmers of America) had a banner year.

Students at Fallbrook High School raise and show poultry, dairy goats, market goats, market lambs, market hogs, and market steers.

Banner winners receive either reserve or grand champion for each class and potentially can move on to receive the highest award of Overall Reserve or Grand Champion.

Fallbrook students who were awarded banners for market beef are Taryn Sehnert, Collin Kooyman, and Jordan Janikowski. Students can also showcase how well they work with their animals in a contest called showmanship. The students who placed in the beef showmanship were Brendan McReynolds, who took second, and Taryn Sehnert, who finished fifth.

In the lamb and goat competitions, banners for market goats were awarded to Delena Sehnert for Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat, and Tanya Enlow for FFA Super Heavyweight Champion Market Goat. Enlow also won advanced showmanship for market goats as well.

Ashleigh Ybarra won a banner for market lamb while Audrey Greenwood won for market as well as advanced lamb showmanship.

Greenwood, who also earned honors for Dairy Goat showmanship, won multiple banners for dairy goats. Showing over 11 dairy goats, Greenwood was awarded with Grand Champion Junior Doe, Reserve Champion Junior Doe, Grand Champion Senior Doe, and Reserve Champion Senior Doe.

Fallbrook FFA students who were awarded banners for market pigs are Delena Sehnert for FFA Reserve Champion Market Hog and Alyssa Ware for FFA Reserve Super Heavyweight Market Hog. Sehnert took fifth place and Brendan McReynolds seventh in showmanship.

First time show persons that placed were: Logan Plechner, Summer VanHaeren and Cameron Ewig. Students also competed in a specialty contest called Pigs In Plaid. All three students who competed placed – Raelynn Holmes placed first, Isabella Evans took second, and Katie Kehl finished fourth.

Fallbrook FFA also competed in the youth landscape exhibit. The Ornamental Horticulture team put together the landscape before the fair was opened. The students who created this first place landscape are Sarah Estrella, Daysee Magana, Anastazi Tomaceli, Juan Lemus, and the first period Environmental Horticulture class at Fallbrook High School under the supervision of Scott Duffin.

The students competed under the guidance of Margaret Chapman, Douglas Sehnert and Duffin. Students were grateful to Steve Cully of Crop Production Services for providing bedding for the calves for the duration of fair, and thanked the community and the many buyers for making their program a success.


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