Triton FFA members honored
Triton High School FFA members were recognized April 3 during the Region VIII FFA awards program in Pine Island.
The event brought members from across southeast Minnesota together to celebrate their success.
The first Triton FFA member to be awarded was Timothy Moenning, for the development of his beef herd. He earned a gold rating and won the Beef Production Entrepreneurship category.
Moenning, Triton FFA co-president, was honored as the Region VIII Star Farmer. He was selected as the Region’s Star Farmer in February through an interview which accessed his herd of beef steers.
He is a finalist at the state level and will learn further results later this month during the state FFA convention.
Triton’s dairy evaluation team received a plaque for placing second at the regional contest in October. The team, which includes Deacon Schlicting, Bailey Delzer, Sam Newman, Sam Gochnauer, and Carissa Kleinwort, also will compete at the state convention.
Martha Moenning retired as the 2017-2018 Region VIII Reporter. The awards program was planned and conducted by her regional officer team. She was installed as the 2018-2019 Region VIII vice president at the end of the meeting.
She was also honored for placing first in the regional contest for extemporaneous speaking.
“This annual program is a great opportunity to reflect on the hard work and dedication of FFA members,” Triton FFA advisor Robert Ickler said.