FCYFA News Release


Fannin County Young Farmers Association hosted the Annual Pigs on the Ridge Market Hog Show. 4-H and FFA members from Fannin County, Walker County and Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe

Emilee Thomas Grand Champion

participated. Sponsors for the event were Fannin County FFA Alumni Association, Fannin County High School and Middle School FFA Chapters, Fannin County

Blake Nicholson Reserve Champion

Young Farmers Association, Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe FFA Chapter and Ocoee Animal Hospital. Nicholson Tire Repair and Uhaul sponsored the meal that was served to all exhibitors and families.

Each exhibitor showed in both a showmanship class which is based on their grade in school, only the 1st place exhibitor was chosen in each class and a class based on the weight of the pig, there were a total of 20 classes. Kip Williams Murray County agriculture teacher and Young Farmer Advisor judged the show.

Fannin County Exhibitor results:

Emilee Thomas placed 1st in Showmanship, 1st in weight class, won the Master Showman Award and also Grand Champion,

Blake Nicholson placed 1st in showmanship, 1st and 1st in weight class and won Reserve Champion,

Ethan Deal placed 1st in Showmanship and 3rd in weight class,

Roy Green placed 2nd in weight class,

Jacob Williams placed 5th in weight class,

Slade Epperson placed both 2nd and 3rd in weight class

Lance Stewart placed 6th in weight class

Zoe Putnam placed 1st in weight class

Madie Freeman placed 1st in showmanship and 2nd in weight class

Thomas Green placed 1st in weight class

Market hog FFA show team Front row- left to right Kiaya Jones, Lance Stewart, Thomas Green Middle row –left to right Patrick Conner, Dakota Blake, Blake Nicholson, Evan Fish, Slade Epperson Back row-left to right Madi Freeman, Emilee Thomas, Zoe Putnam, Roy Green, Jacob Williams, Ethan Deal Not pictured Noah Hess and Bren Green

Evan Fish placed 4th in weight class

Kiaya Jones placed 2nd in weight class

Patrick Conner placed 1 in showmanship and 2nd in weight class

Dakota Blake placed 1st in weight class

The Fannin County FFA Market Hog Show Team will be exhibiting their projects at the Swine Spectacular in Gilmer County on February 5-6 and also the Georgia Jr. National Livestock Show in Perry on February 17-20.

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