Sectional Speaking Contest
Petaluma FFA members went to Elsie Allen High School to compete at the sectional level for public speaking events on February 22nd. Steven Pozzi, Bill Dellinger, Brett Short were part of our Cooperative Marketing team and they placed first. Steven Pozzi also competed in Impromptu and placed first. Regina Pozzi and Jessie Peterson competed in Extemporaneous Public Speaking. Jessie placed thrid, and Regina placed second. Regina also competed in Prepared Public Speaking and placed third. Carly Olufs and Mary Sonnichsen competed in Creed. Mary placed 8th and Carly placed 6th. Emma Briggs and Bryan Rocha competed in Job Interview. Emma placed 2nd. All students who placed first or second will go on to compete at the Regional level in Ukiah in March.
March 22-23 2013, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
Nine Petaluma FFA members traveled to Eureka to compete in public spekaing events and recieve their State Farmer Degree and Proficiency awards. State Degree recipients were Nate Hemelt, Bryan Rocha & Frankie Gambonini. Proficiency winners included Jessie Peterson for Veterinary Science, Alyssa McClure for Small Animal Production , Alex Gambonini for Dairy Placement, Steven Pozzi for Divisified Livestock Production & Beef Production , Emma Briggs for Beef Production Placement, Regina Pozzi for Sheep Production and Frankie Gambonini for Dairy Entrepreneurship. Steven Pozzi was elected North Coast Regional Secretary. Three students competed in public speaking compeetions on this trip. Regina Pozzi competed in Extemporaneous Public Speaking and will be moving on to the state level. Emma Briggs competed in Job Interview and will be moving on the the state level. Steven Pozzi competed in Impromptu Public Speaking and will be moving on to the state level. Our advanced Parli Pro team competed and will also be competing at the state level. Great job Petaluma FFA!!!
Petaluma FFA Teaching Youth About Agriculture
Nine of our FFA members traveled to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds to help with Ag Days. Ag Days is a two day event where kids from kindegarten to sixth grade will spend half of the day learning about the importance of agriculture. Students assisted with handing out apples, milk, assisting with chicks and ducklings. A big thank you to Sonoma County Farm Bureau for inviting us to help. Students that participated were: Maddie Mechiz, Connie Jones, Bryan Rocha, Nick McCloskey, Dan Dickinson, Makayla Shannon, Dalton Ruzick, Angelina Cheda and Nate Hemelt.
Petaluma FFA Dairy Team Travels to Europe to Compete at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Our 2012 Dairy Cattle Evaluation team traveled with parents, siblings, grandparents, coaches and advisor to Europe to compete at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland. They competed with teams from all over the United States. After judging at the show the two week trip included beautiful sights from Scotland, England, and Ireland. Specific sights included: a tour of Edinburgh Scotland, the Welsh countryside, Buckingham Palace in London, the London Eye, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Ireland, The Ring of Kerry in Ireland and Trinity College in Dublin. Additionally, our group visited a dozen local dairy farms along the way. Dairyman shared their knowledge of the industry, breeding regimes, feeding and pasture management. We also stayed with Irish farming families and learned more about the farming and ranching industries in Ireland. This was a trip of a lifetime for our students and those that traveled with them. We would like to thank each and every one of you who helped contribute to making this trip possible.
State Fair, Sacramento CA
Several of our students exhibited livestock at the State Fair in Sacramento. These students included Christian Cunningham, Carly Olufs, Regina Pozzi, Steven Pozzi, Bryan Rocha, Francesca Gambonini and Alex Gambonini. Our students did a great job in representing our chapter and all of their hard work in their livestock projects! Great job everyone!
Sonoma Marin Fair, Petaluma CA
This year we had several students exhibiting livestock and ag mechanics projects at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. The species included: market lambs, market hogs, market beef, breeding sheep, breeding beef, breeding swine, dairy cattle, market rabbits, cavy and chickens. Students of Petaluma FFA did an amazing job with their projects. Outstanding achievements by Petaluma FFA members at the Petaluma Fair included: Three Best of Show awards in Metal Work, Robby Tunzi- Outstanding Beef Exhibitor, Emma Briggs- Outstanding Breeding Beef Project, Bryan Rocha- Outstanding Angus FFA Exhibitor, Carly Olufs- Outstanding FFA Dairy Exhibitor, FFA Most Deserving Dairy Cattle Exhibitor was Nate Hemelt, Outstanding FFA Holstein Exhibitor was Christian Cunningham, Best FFA dairy project was Carly Olufs, FFA Large Animal Round Robin winner was Carly Olufs, The Scotty Mendoza Award recipient was Jessie Peterson, Outstanding Rabbit Exhibitor was Jessie Peterson, Robert Mcclelland and Robert Wilson Memorial awards recipient was Jessie Peterson, The WL Pappy Norton Perpetual Trophy was awarded to Regina Pozzi, The Andy Azevedo award was given to Jessie Peterson, and The Herzog Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jessie Peterson. An excellent job by all of our Petaluma FFA exhibitors!!
Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa CA
This year we had several students exhibiting livestock at the Sonoma County Fair. The species included: market lambs, market hogs, market beef, breeding sheep, breeding beef, breeding swine, dairy cattle, market rabbits, cavy and chickens. Students of Petaluma FFA did an amazing job with their projects. Some big highlights were FFA Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog exhibited by Nick Pruett, FFA Grand Champion Market Steer exhibited by Steven Pozzi, FFA Grand Champion Market Lamb exhibited by Cole Pruett, Steven Pozzi received Supreme Bull in breeding beef, Jeremy Spaletta received Supreme Intermediate Champion Heifer and Supreme Senior Champion Cow, Christian Cunningham received Supreme Junior Champion Heifer, First place in Chapter Group for Market Hogs and Market Steers, Second place in Chapter Group in Market Lambs, Second place in Chapter Group in Dairy Cattle, FIVE of our students moved on to compete in Large Animal Round Robin and many awards were given to many of our students at the awards ceremony! Way to go Petaluma FFA!!