MV officers keep busy, guide chapter


     With things returning to as normal as possible, officers of the Maquoketa Valley FFA Chapter are as busy as ever, and doing whatever they can to keep their chapter running smoothly.

     Here is a capsule look at the Maquoketa Valley chapter officers.


     Name: Lane Domeyer.

     Office held: President.

     Parents/Guardians: Dewey and Jeannie Domeyer.

     Hometown: Delhi.

     Year in School: Senior.

     SAE project: Dairy heifer entrepreneurship.

     FFA Activities: Individual Ag Sales, Team Ag Sales, Ag Broadcasting, and judging dairy cattle at the district, state and national levels.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Recently receiving third place team and eighth place individual in the National Dairy Evaluation contest in Indianapolis, Ind. at the National FFA Convention.

     Future plans: I plan to attend a two-year school for ag business.


     Name: Courtney Goedken.

     Office held: Vice President.

     Parents/Guardians: Tim Goedken and Joan Goedken.

     Hometown: Hopkinton.

     Year in School: Senior.

     SAE project: Lango Dairy.

     FFA Activities: Creed Speaking, Dairy Handling (bronze at Nationals), served as chapter Reporter junior year, Ag Sales (bronze at State), Dairy Evaluation (first at State and third at Nationals), Public Speaking.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Placing third in the nation for Dairy Evaluation and walking across the stage at Nationals with my team.

     Future plans: I plan to attend Kirkwood Community College and major in ag business with a minor in marketing. After that, I plan on coming back to continue farming with my family.


     Name: Dannielle Burkle.

     Office held: Secretary.

     Parents/Guardians: Dennis and Sherry Burkle.

     Hometown: Earlville.

     Year in School: Junior.

     SAE project: Burkle Dairy (family dairy farm).

     FFA Activities: Conduct of Meetings, Ag Biotechnology, Farm Business Management, and Dairy Handling at National Convention.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Either going to the National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., or Farm Safety Day last spring and showing the kids the baby goats and sheep.

     Future plans: I plan to attend NICC in Calmar and finish out my pre-vet at Iowa State. Then achieve my doctor of veterinary program at Iowa State.


     Name: Haley Ronnebaum.

     Office held: Treasurer.

     Parents/Guardians: Mitch and Jenny Ronnebaum.

     Hometown: Earlville.

     Year in School: Sophomore.

     SAE project: I work at Ronnebaum Dairy and take care of my show goats.

     FFA Activities: Dairy Judging, Team Ag Sales, Livestock Judging, and showing goats at the county and state level.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Attending the National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. There I competed in the Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Contest and placed third with my team.

     Future plans: I plan to attend Iowa State University to study veterinary medicine.


     Name: Lucas Orcutt.

     Office held: Sentinel.

     Parents/Guardians: Mitch and Cheri Orcutt.

     Hometown: Delhi.

     Year in School: Junior.

     SAE project: Trucking and farmhand.

     FFA Activities: Dairy Judging, Chapter Test, Greenhand Test, Individual Ag Sales.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Going to National Convention.

     Future plans: Go into ag sales and farm with my brother.


     Name: Alia Domeyer.

     Office held: Reporter.

     Parents/Guardians: Dewey and Jeannie Domeyer.

     Hometown: Delhi.

     Year in School: Sophomore.

     SAE project: Working on my family’s farm raising dairy calves into heifers, and then into cows.

     FFA Activities: To list all of them would get pretty long, so here are some of my favorites: FFA Creed Speaking, Dairy Judging, and Ag Biotech.

     Most memorable FFA activity or accomplishment: Judging dairy cows alongside my team. We have always judged together through our county 4-H program, but this year was a great judging year, and I accomplished so many things I didn’t think I was capable of achieving. These include first place team and individual at State and Tri-State, and third place team at the National Convention. We were awarded an opportunity to judge in Scotland and other European countries last summer.

     Future plans: As of right now, I would like to go to Iowa State. I want to do something ag-related in the future. I also enjoy working with money and numbers, so maybe accounting or business.



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