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Crofton FFA Research Plot 2013

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5288e48fa544bAgribusiness students learn about the soybean field.
A local agronomist helps the Agribusiness students estimate yields.
Agribusiness students take notes over current conditions in the FFA corn field.
A bountiful harvest!
Let the 2013 FFA corn harvest begin! Hali Strom experiences her first ride in a combine.
A birdseye view.
Unloading corn into the grain cart.
Students watch as the first corn is unloaded into the truck.
Preston Evans rides with the grain cart operator.
The land owner visits with students as the 2013 harvest begins.
Agribusiness students learn about the soybean field.

Students and FFA members at Crofton High School got in on all aspects of the FFA Research Plot.  Members visited the field early in the spring before planting and several times throughout the season.  

After the new school year began, students in the Agribusiness Class at Crofton High School as well as the Crofton FFA Members met with a local Agronomist to discuss the condition of the FFA Research Plot as well as to estimate yields of the 2013 harvest.

And, finally, students got to be involved in the harvest of the FFA corn.  Some students were able to experience things they had never done before such as riding in a combine or watching the operation of a grain cart.

We were fortunate enough to have many producers in the area help us out.  People involved in this undertaking were as follows: Marvin Hochstein, Larry Janssen, Chris Thoene, Mike Jackson, Shaun Guthmiller, Leo Burbach, Richard Eisenhauer, Tony Petersen, Greg Wortmann, Jay Harmelink, Jacob Siebrandt, Dan Fieldler, Cody Ketelsen, Roger Lange, Thank you to all of the help we had in getting this research plot underway and harvested.