Over the past summer, the local Palmyra FFA chapter had a busy, but successful few months. 

On June 28, they participated in a group trip to Six Flags to celebrate a fruitful year, and from July 8-12, several members went to the Missouri FFA Camp at Camp Rising Sun. Of those, two members, Caleb Juette and Hope Hudson, received their leadership pins.

To round the season off were the county and state fairs, which highlighted the agriculture prowess of the Palmyra FFA. 

Members of the organization even went home with awards and ribbons. 

At the Missouri State Fair, we had numerous students show in the FFA building, goat, sheep, and swine shows. 

We also had a large number of students participate in the Marion County fair. 

Here are the highlights:

Marion County Fair:

Horse Show

Tisha Richmond - overall Sshowmanship award;

Swine Show

Mason Burch - overall showmanship, grand champion boar;

Kaibella Clay - champion Other Breed Gilt;

Olivia Lehenbauer - champion champshire gilt;

Sheep Show:

Jared DeHaan - grand champion market ewe;

Shannon DeHaan - grand champion ewe, champion crossbred ewe, female showmanship 14 and up;

Goat Show: 

Jared DeHaan - overall showmanship, 14 and over boy showmanship;

Shannon DeHaan - reserve champion market goat, girl 14 and over showmanship;

Ham and Bacon Show: 

Daniel Meyer - grand champion smoked; and

Drew Billups - reserve champion bacon.