By Alex Johannes,
The Nashville FFA Chapter kicked off its 2016-2017 year by attending the DuQuoin State Fair Farmyard Follies on August 29, 2016. At the event, members competed against members from other chapters across Southern Illinois. During the competition, the matchup featured eight events such as: the water balloon toss, bale stacking, bale toss, tug-o-war, shovel race, bat race, tarp folding and backseat driving. Each of these events focused on promoting teamwork while allowing students to enjoy themselves, and providing them with the opportunity to meet other FFA members.
Members who participated were (First row l to r): Carli Hoffman, Meghan Felts, Jamie Edmonds, Holli Fullerton, Cassie Fullerton, Reighn Stofferahn, Kinze Fox, and J.C. Davis. (Second row l to r): Megan Smith, Allis Schwartzkopf, Elizabeth Bierman, Bailey Schorfheide, Alex Johannes, Section 21 President, Claire Eggerman, Derek Fullerton, Joe Liggett, John Kwiatkowski, Aden Hill, and Tyler Jahnke. (Third row l to r): Grace Gutjahr, Brayden Schnitker, Kyle Lamczyk, Callie McClay, Brendon Schettler, Sarah Kozuszek, and Austin Schorfheide. (Fourth row l to r): Riley Bergmann, Todd Jahnke, and Hunter Liszewski.