For the second year in a row, both the Caledonia FFA dairy cattle and livestock evaluation teams came home with second place awards from the Minnesota State Fair FFA dairy cattle and livestock evaluation competitions.
Aaron Houdek was top individual in the dairy contest.
The Caledonia FFA dairy cattle evaluation team placed second overall behind the first place team from Lanesboro.
Aaron Houdek led the team placing first overall dropping only 6 points in the event. Team members Chacye Krueger placed 14th, Justin Stemper, 20th, and Lauren Hendel, 34th. Andy Houdek also judged in this event as an individual and finished 10th individually.
On a side note, the team from Lanesboro will be representing Minnesota FFA at the 2013 National FFA Convention, and Caledonia FFA will be representing Minnesota at the All American Invitational Youth Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pa.
The Caledonia FFA livestock team also placed second overall behind the first place team from Medford. Casey Scanlan led the team with a score of 311 placing 4th individually, followed with a 10th place individual finish from Austin Werner with a score of 292.
Cameron Munson and Hannah Bolduan both came in with scores of 282, finishing 16th and 17th individually.
“This is the first time this group has judged together in an event, and I am sure they will be competing for a spot on the team that will represent Caledonia FFA at Regionals in October,” FFA Advisor Brad Harguth said.