North Polk FFA Takes On ISU

94th FFA State Convention


The North Polk FFA Chapter lines up for a picture after a successful FFA State Convention.

Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor

FFA students flooded the buildings and sidewalks of Iowa State University with blue and gold on Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12. 

Hosted at ISU, FFA students spent the two days watching and participating in competitions, general sessions as well as the career fair and various workshops. 

North Polk FFA was very busy throughout the convention attending the various events as well as competing in competitions. Overall the chapter was very successful with multiple awards and recognitions during the convention. 

Activities Include: 

Chapter Delegates- Jon and Jake Moeckly

Greenhand Quiz- Lane Jensen and Jacob Mundt- bronze

Poultry Judging- Kendall Twedt, Tate Owen, Jacob Feldmann, Regan Schmieding- silver

Chapter Exhibit- Kynsly Gehling and Hannah Renshaw- Gold

Ag Biotechnology- State Champions- Aidan Kelsick, Dillon Hanlon, Hannah Renshaw, Kynsly Gehling

Small Animal Care and Production Proficiency- State Winner- Kynsly Gehling- advance to Nationals

Iowa Degrees- Dillon Hanlon, Kendall Twedt, Jacob Feldmann, Kynsly Gehling

Junior Aidan Kelsick shared his favorite parts about the FFA State Convention, “This past state convention I participated in the Ag Biotechnology SAE with Dillon Hanlon, Kynsly Gehling, and Hannah Renshaw. I got 8th individually which was crazy but even more is that our team got first overall. It was hard but really fun, especially because of the result. I also got to go and see other different SAE competitions and tour the Career Fair, watch part of the talent show and the keynote speaker, Mr. Hanson from KCCI, see the Memorial Union all while we walking with other FFA members, go to the BBQ which was good, and participate in Fun Night where I met new people and learned some new barn dances. Overall, I had fun but my favorite experience was definitely winning Ag Biotech.”