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From left are Ciera Marchal, Billie Stiltner, Hannah Preston, Advisor/Coach Steve Wilhelm and Jacob Wood.​

From left are Ciera Marchal, Billie Stiltner, Hannah Preston, Advisor/Coach Steve Wilhelm and Jacob Wood.​


Urbana FFA Chapter members to compete at national level

A local FFA chapter was selected to compete for national recognition in an FFA Career Development Event at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo.

The Urbana High School FFA Chapter will send members to Louisville, Ky., to compete in the area of Milk Quality and Products. Members representing the chapter in the event include Billie Stiltner, Ciera Marchal, Hannah Preston and Jacob Wood. The chapter advisors are Stephen Wilhelm and Mallory Zachrich.

Milk Quality and Products is one of 24 contests covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Participants test milk samples for flavor and taste cheese samples as well as identify cheese characteristics. Members evaluate milk samples using the California Mastitis Test. Participants’ knowledge of milk production and marketing is assessed by a written exam.

Urbana FFA starts annual fruit sale

The Urbana FFA chapter has started their annual fruit sale. Members are selling citrus fruits as well as apples, apple cider, assorted nuts, buffalo rand dip and barbecue sauce. The fruit sale started Oct. 15, 2015 and will end November 9, 2015. All fruit is delivered to the school on December 12, 2015 and will be delivered by the FFA members to their customers. Fruit being sold includes: Navel Oranges, Juice Oranges, Tangerines, Red Grapefruit, Tangelos, D’Anjou Pears, Navel & Grapefruit Mix, Holiday Trio, Apple and Pear Combination, Citrus Variety Pack, and Fresh Fruit Sampler. The following Ohio Apples are also available: Red Delicious, Gold Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji. We also have Apple Cider in one gallon and half gallon jugs. Once again we will offer DB Yummers Barbeque Sauce in Sweet and Smokey, Mildly Spicy, and Island BBQ flavors. We are also selling Buff-lo dip. Other items for this year include a variety of peanuts, almonds, and cashews, caramel corn and peanut brittle along with assorted flavor smoked sticks. For prices call Mr. Wilhelm at 653-1464 or email at steve.wilhelm@urbanacityschools.org or Mrs. Zachrich at mallory.zachrich@urbanacityschools.org

Jared Weller

Urbana FFA Reporter

From left are Ciera Marchal, Billie Stiltner, Hannah Preston, Advisor/Coach Steve Wilhelm and Jacob Wood.​
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/10/web1_Dairy-Foods-2015.jpgFrom left are Ciera Marchal, Billie Stiltner, Hannah Preston, Advisor/Coach Steve Wilhelm and Jacob Wood.​