2021-2022 Holland FFA Activities Above the Local Level
State Ag Mechanics
In June of 2021 our Ag Mechanics team competed at state. Our team consisted of Brady Van Gorp, Austin De Kock, Lane Hettinga, and Ashton Harding. The team placed 3rd overall with a score of 469, scoring 1st in electricity and 2nd in metals and welding. Brady received 4th, Austin 11th, Lane 18th, and Ashton with 22nd. Congratulations to these boys and all of the hard work they put into this contest!
Sioux County Youth Fair
The Sioux County Youth Fair granted members of our chapter to showcase certain skills that they have been working on for the past year. The fair, which occurred during July was a very successful event for us. Katie Plendl, Allison Probst, Kyle Hansen, Brady Van Gorp, Connor Oolman, Angel Huisman, and Allison Probst all showed different animals at the fair. Caylee Van Donkelaar, Kelsey Oolman, Ciana Van Donkelaar, and others had static projects that made it to state!
On October 19th, the annual Greenhand Fireup took place at Northwestern College. This was an opportunity for first year members to learn more about FFA and different areas within.
Seventeen of our FFA members went to Central Lyon for Subdistricts contest! Our Ag Mechanics received 1st place. Brady Van Gorp got 1st, Brayden Meyer with 4th, Jared Oolman and David Heemstra both got Gold, and John Van Wyk and Jordan Sickelka with a silver rating. For Meats Evaluation Maren Hettinga got 6th, Matthew Probst with 10th, Madison Hettinga 11th, Allison Probst 18th, Cody Hansen 24th, and Garrett Holstein 28th. As for Floriculture, Allison Probst received 9th, Avery Van Donkelaar 15th, Katelyn Plendl 20th, and Makena Konz 23rd. Charles Moeller placed Gold advancing in Extemporaneous speaking. Katelyn Plendl received a Bronze alternate. Madison Hettinga got a Silver alternate for Creed Speaking, and a Silver alternate for Jayson Stamer in Ag Sales. Everyone did a great job and made our chapter proud!