Sidney FFA takes home award in first state convention

SIDNEY, NE — In its first year as a chapter of Future Farmers of America, Sidney’s FFA chapter is already bringing home hardware from the state convention.

The group took home second place in the Horse Division of the Livestock Management Career Development Event.

Sidney FFA parliamentarian Emily Miller was on the team that won the award. She says its quite the accomplishment for the first year group.

"I'm very excited, especially since we are a first-year chapter," Miller said. "To get second overall in anything at state is a big deal. I know our officer team as well as our adviser is very excited for us."

Thursday, the Sidney and Kimball FFA chapters got together to participate in workshops and watch the award presentation. Kimball FFA vice president Melai Casimiro says despite the event being virtual, there were plenty of positives to take away.

"My favorite part was definitely all of us coming together and getting to know each other and afterwards getting food to eat," Casimiro said. "We really all bonded as one chapter even though we're from two different chapters."

The virtual Nebraska State FFA Convention wraps up Friday.