It was a great day to be a Fairbury FFA Jeff! On January 20th, 14 students of the Fairbury FFA Chapter competed at the 2016 District 5 Leadership Skills Events contest. This year these contests were held in York at the Holthus Convention Center. Fairbury FFA members competed in a variety of contests throughout the day. Ryan Umland, Garret Ragland, Althea Esteller, Patrick Ondrak, Blake Bauer, and Madison Black all competed in the Senior Parliamentary Procedure contest and received a red ribbon. Carson Bohlmeyer, Trevin Likens, Cody Huss, and Tyler Heidemann competed in the Agricultural Demonstration contest where they showed the judges how to process baby pigs. They received a blue ribbon for their demonstration. Ryan Umland competed in the Natural Resource speaking contest where he discussed the importance of the Ogallala Aquifer. He received a purple ribbon for his speech. Michaela Buchli and Tori Likens both competed in the Creed Speaking contest and both received a blue ribbon. Lauren Patton competed in the Discovery Speaking contest where she discussed the “Wide World of Agriculture”. She received a red ribbon for her speech. Kennedy DeBoer competed in the Agricultural Literacy contest where she discussed how farmers harvest and plant their crops. She received a blue ribbon for her speech. Garret Ragland and Althea Esteller both competed in the Job Interview contest and both received a purple ribbon. Garret was then named the District 5 Job Interview Champion and will be representing the Fairbury FFA Chapter at the Nebraska State FFA Convention in April. Congratulations to all of the FFA members who participated in this year’s Leadership Skills Events contests.