By Roxanne Bashor
Members of the Wiggins FFA Chapter attended the National Western Stock Show on Wednesday, January 20, to watch the rodeo and to look through the stock show. A few of the chapter members also went to the stock show to exhibit animals throughout the two weeks.
Junior Rachel Columbia attended the stock show with the FFA chapter for a third year in a row. Columbia said that she really enjoyed seeing all of the other FFA chapters and state officers, as well as watching the rodeo. “At the rodeo, there was a white horse that was trained to follow a guy around without a halter, and that was cool because I know that had to have taken a lot of training,” said Columbia.
Junior exchange student Carlo Falcione also attended the stock show with the FFA members. Falcione isn’t in FFA, but he wanted to attend the stock show for the experience while he is here in Wiggins. “I enjoyed seeing the passion for agriculture because there is not that same passion in Italy,” said Falcione.
Junior Cody Huwa, junior Charlee Teague, and senior Tucker Teague were members that showed livestock at the Stock Show. Huwa showed a fat steer, which he placed 5th with, and three prospect steers, and he placed 3rd with two of them and 4th with the other one.
Charlee Teague showed a goat, which she took 4th with, a pig, which she took 5th with, and a prospect steer, which she took 5th with. Overall it was a good time, even though the pig could have placed better, she said.
Tucker Teague also showed a pig, which he took 3rd with.
In February, the FFA chapter has a FFA ski trip and National FFA Week planned.