Midland FFA officers work to negotiate unusual times


     These are tricky times for any FFA chapter, but the Midland officers continue to do their best to keep their chapter running smoothly.

     Here is a capsule look at the seven Midland chapter officers.


     Name: Hope Saroka.

     Office held: President.

     Parents/Guardians: Josh and Kristy Howell.

     Hometown: Canton.

     Year in school: Senior.

     SAE Project: Consists of my volunteer hours and my experience working at Bluff Lake Catfish Farm.

     FFA Activities: Some CDE's and LDE's include Ag Issues, Poultry, Agronomy, Floriculture, and Vet Science. Some chapter activities include wreath making, night meetings, ski trip, State Convention, National Convention, and FFA volleyball.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: My most memorable accomplishment in FFA was last year when we received a gold rating and advanced to state in the Ag Issues competition. We had many practices to research our topic, write a script, and practice our presentation. During this time, Covid began which meant FFA Districts were virtual. This was very different for all of us as we are older members and were used to in person competitions. It was a different experience, but we were able to succeed and advance to state.

     Future plans: My plan after high school is to study Agribusiness at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.


     Name: Kole Michaud.

     Office held: Vice President.

     Parents/Guardians: Gary and Tami Michaud.

     Hometown: Wyoming.

     Year in school: Senior.

     SAE Project: House remodeling and Farmhand.

     FFA Activities: Wreath making, SAE worknights, Farm Safety, Night Meetings, Livestock Judging, Soil Judging, Ski Trip, Ag Issues, Conduct of Meetings, World Food Prize, “We Care” Packages, Industry Tour, COLT and 212 Conference.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Being able to attend officer retreat and connect with others and be able to tell stories and enjoy the time.

     Future Plans: Attend Kirkwood Community College for construction management and transfer to UNI for Construction/Architectural Engineer Management.


     Name: Hannah Fishwild.

     Office held: Secretary.

     Parents/Guardians: Scott and Sarah Fishwild.

     Hometown: Wyoming.

     Year in school: Sophomore.

     SAE Project: Beef Entrepreneurship: I raise and manager my own cattle herd.

     FFA Activities: Creed, Livestock Judging, Nursery Landscape, Wreath Making, Putting up Christmas Lights, Meals for Farmers. 

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Getting to be able to compete at sub districts and districts in Creed Speaking.

     Future Plans: In the future I plan to attend a four-year college to major in Biochemistry.


     Name: Jensen Orr.

     Office held: Treasurer.

     Parents/Guardians: Tom and Jen Orr.

     Hometown: Canton.

     Year in school: Senior.

     SAE Project: Makes lamps out of tractor parts.

     FFA Activities: Marketing Plan, Agronomy, Floriculture, Ag Issues, Wreath Making, Highway Cleanup, “We Care” Packages, Christmas Lights, Farm Safety.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: My most memorable FFA accomplishment was receiving 2nd place on my proficiency at State Convention.

     Future Plans: I plan to attend The University of Iowa majoring in Health Science and Physiology.


     Name: Dakota DeLarm.

     Office held: Sentinel.

     Parents/Guardians: Grandson of Cliff and Deb DeLarm.

     Hometown: Monmouth.

     Year in school: Junior.

     SAE Project: Gardening and Greenhouse.

     FFA Activities: Dairy Judging, Job Interview, ETA, Ski Trip, and Food to Farmers.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Attending the World Dairy Expo and competing in Dairy cattle judging.

     Future Plans: Plan on pursuing a career in the medical field. Taking EMT classes at Kirkwood next year and then moving on to get an associates in paramedicine and a bachelors in public health. 


     Name: Karley Schaefer.

     Office held: Reporter.

     Parents/Guardians: Darrin and Julie Schaefer.

     Hometown: Onslow.

     Year in school: Sophomore.

     SAE Project: Equine Placement.

     FFA Activities: Wreath making, “We Care” Packages, Farm Business Management, Dairy Cattle Evaluation, Christmas Lights, Cemetery Clean-up, Hwy Clean-up, Nursery Landscape, Greenhand Fire-up, Farm Safety, Night Meetings, Livestock Judging, Greenhand/Chapter Banquet, Parliamentary Procedure.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Anytime with the officers, setting up for banquet, laughing and having fun.

     Future Plans: I plan to study sociology, and then attend medical school to study sports medicine.


     Name: Trenton Rickels.

     Office held: Reporter.

     Parents/Guardians: James and Marcela Rickels.

     Hometown: Wyoming.

     Year in school: Junior.

     SAE Project: Trickles' Tees (T-shirt custom business).

     FFA Activities: Ag Biotechnology (Reserve Champion Team - 3rd place individual), Agronomy, Greenhand/Chapter Banquet, Greenhand Fire-up, State Convention, Crop Scouting, Christmas Lights, Night Meeting, Farm Safety, World Food Prize.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: My most memorable FFA accomplishment was getting 3rd as a team for the Biotech CDE at State Convention and Reserve Champion this year. 

     Future Plans: I plan to major in Biology at an Iowa university. I then plan to attend med-school in Iowa City to become a radiologist.




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