Gillett FFA members Abbey Horsens, Ryan Horsens and Michelle Kohls took part in the “dairy days of summer” at the Wisconsin State Fair August 2-5 in West Allis, Wis. They did a great job representing the Gillett FFA while showing their Holstein cattle.
- Abbey Horsens exhibited a winter heifer calf and received a blue ribbon. She also showed a fall heifer calf which earned a red ribbon.
- Ryan Horsens exhibited a fall yearling heifer and received a white ribbon.
- Michelle Kohls exhibted a spring heifer calf and earned a white ribbon.
Showing off their dairy animals wasn’t the only thing that these three FFA members were up to at the fair. One of the most important tasks they have is communicating the importance of agriculture and the dairy industry with consumers. Check out the article from Hoard’s Dairyman on how Wisconsin dairy youth share important messages with fairgoers.