The Hancock FFA and ag department has been doing several fall activities.
This includes the following:
The Nursery & Landscaping team placed 1st in the region on October 5th in Alexandria! Team members had to identify different trees, flowers and disease, take an exam on their general knowledge of nursery and landscaping plants and calculate soil needs for a landscaping project. The team includes Julia Wulf (7th), Kendra Koehl (5th), Adyson Joos (6th), Karina Koehl, Maggie Schmidgall, Gracie Nohl (9th), Brady Luthi (2nd) and Winston Schaefer (4th).
FFA members participated in the region trapshooting contest in Alexandria. Matt and Titus scored the highest on the team, breaking 32 out of 50 clays each. The team included Dustin Nohl, Titus Bjerketvedt, Ambrose Rinkenberger, Matt Aslagson and Ely Rinkenberger.
The Intro to Agronomy course went on a field trip to Trico to learn more about what they do and local career opportunities in agriculture. They got to tour the fertilizer storage shed and learn about the different fertilizer types that Trico uses to meet farmers’ nutrient needs on their fields. Students also saw how Trico is using automation and technology in their fertilizer delivery system to speed it up and gain efficiencies, all to better serve local farmers.
Logan Metzger, Zachary Koehl and Weston Nohl are counting kernels in a local corn field to estimate the yield as part of the Intro to Agronomy course. They took estimates at three different locations, arriving at an overall average estimate of 221.7 bushels an acre.