Monthly Archives: October 2014

2014 Agriscience – Leaving the Leftovers and Effects of Temperature on Seed Germination Labs

The “Leaving the Leftovers” Lab demonstrates how plant residue mixed into the soil profile by conservation tillage will increase water infiltration and reducing surface runoff and soil erosion levels. Effects of Temperature on Seed germination will examine the effect of cold, warm, and room temperature conditions n the germination of corn, soybean, and wheat seeds.

Problem, Hypothesis, and Design

Data collection Water Collection in Reservoir bare soil vs. residue mixed in

2014 Mercer County Archery Competition

3rd Place TeamThird place team (l to r): Cobe Miller, Hudson Elsasser, and Tyler Gosnell. Tyler placed second with a score of 198 out of 240 possible points.

2014 BSAA Animal Science Beehive Inspection

Inspection of the Beehives at Tuthill Farms was conducted by the Biological Science Applications in Agriculture – Animal Science class with the assistance of Mr. Alan Curry

Visual InspectionSmoke the hive!IMG_0373

2014 Monsanto Fantasy Farming Yield Challenge

The Fantasy Farming plots have been harvested and sold on the cash market ($2.77/bu). Congratulations to Geneseo for winning the highest yield portion of the competition, and also to ROWVA for winning the profitability portion of the contest. Each school will receive an iPad and $1000 for their FFA chapter. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we hope you all take part again next year! Over the next several days, I will analyze the numbers and put together my thoughts/opinions on the results so you can share some learnings with your students.

Thanks again, and I will be contacting the winning schools soon to arrange the check presentations!

OVERALL RESULTS:
SCHOOL                      YIELD
Geneseo                            280.54
ROWVA                              278.83
West Central                      277.66
Riverdale                            277.47
United                                 277.29
Sherrard                             277.19
Stark County                      276.30
Galva                                 268.95
Orion                                  268.65
Mercer County                   265.81
Monmouth/Rose                264.45
Abingdon/Avon                  260.74
Rockridge                          243.11
Spoon River                       228.53

School              YIELD          Gross       Input Cost            Profit
ROWVA            278.83       $772.35       $570.43                 $201.92
Stark County     276.30       $765.36       $591.27                 $174.09
United               277.29       $768.09       $599.66                 $168.43
Galva                268.95       $744.98       $582.04                 $162.94
Riverdale          277.47       $768.59       $616.43                 $152.16
Geneseo           280.54       $777.10       $629.67                 $147.43
Monmouth/Rose264.45       $732.51       $599.66                 $132.85
West Central      277.66       $769.12       $641.88                 $127.24
Rockridge          243.11       $673.43       $572.59                 $100.84
Mercer County   265.81       $736.28       $643.11                 $93.17
Sherrard            277.19       $767.81       $688.22                 $79.59
Orion                 268.65       $744.15       $664.60                 $79.55
Abingdon/Avon  260.74       $722.24       $646.10                 $76.14
Spoon River      228.53       $633.03       $609.60                 $23.43

Thanks,

Troy

Troy Coziahr
Monsanto
Learning Center Manager
Monmouth, IL

2014 Section 3 FFA Land Use Career Development Event

2014 Section 3 Land Use CDE Results

Varsity Team Results

  1. 884 – AlWood
  2. 878 – Sherrard
  3. 832 – Galva
  4. 764 – Stark County
  5. 750 – Orion
  6. 672 – Princeton
  7. 642 – Geneseo
  8. 622 – Bureau Valley
  9. 572 – Kewanee
  10. 542 – Annawan
  11. 342 – Cambridge
  12. 304 – Wethersfield

 

Varsity Individual Results

  1. 304 – Halie Jackson – Sherrard
  2. 304 – Tyler Chevalier – AlWood
  3. 296 – Jadrian Anderson – AlWood
  4. 296 – Abigail Pope – Sherrard
  5. 294 – Lilah Flickinger – Sherrard
  6. 290 – Shelbi Viernow – Sherrard
  7. 288 – Amy Johnson – Galva
  8. 288 – Laurin Hopping – Galva
  9. 288 – Ashlyn Thurman – Sherrard
  10. 284 – Jamie Schroeder – AlWood

 

Greenhand Team Results

  1. 788 – Orion
  2. 564 – Geneseo
  3. 484 – Kewanee
  4. 354 – Bureau Valley

 

Greenhand Individual Results

  1. 274 – Bethany Zmuda – Orion
  2. 260 – Wes Tennant – Orion
  3. 254 – Maggie Vestal – Orion
  4. 228 – Gage Sullivan – Orion
  5. 224 – Jacob Drummond – Kewanee
  6. 224 – Jaylynn Meirhaeghe – Kewanee
  7. 216 – Halie Frutiger – Orion
  8. 200 – James Schnerre – Orion
  9. 194 – McKenzie Davidson – Geneseo
  10. 192 – Ellie Korthals – Geneseo

 

136 Individuals       –          12 Schools                –         Host: Sherrard

Stark County Land Use CDE Team (l to r): Tyler Dorsey, Owen Spring, Caleb Davis, Trace Tuthill, Bailey Real, Mike Steelmab, and Cody Scott. Trace Tuthill placed 12th out of 136 individuals at the competition.

2014 Land Use Team land use slope group Tuthill at Land Use CDE Tuthill in the Soil Pit