By Boden Meyer, Cambridge FFA Reporter
The Cambridge FFA Spotlight member for September is Freshman FFA member Rebecca Chandler. Becca was selected as the September Spotlight member after her many hours of studying for the Idaho Rangeland Assessment Career Development Event. Becca was able to learn 65 range plants and their characteristics, as well as learn how to do stocking rate math problems, evaluate wildlife improvement projects, as well as identify sagebrush cover and grass utilization. Becca is an active member of the Cambridge FFA Chapter. She is also active in TVT sports and student government. She looks forward to participating in other FFA events and traveling with teams. Becca and her range team placed 3rd at the Idaho State Rangeland Assessment event in Blackfoot, Idaho. That placing qualifies her and her team to attend the Western National Rangeland Assessment event in early November. Congratulations Becca.
The Cambridge FFA spotlight member for October is a shared award between senior FFA members Emma Hollon and Nathan Kindall. Emma Hollon was selected for her work on the Soils and Land Evaluation CDE team. Emma helped her team qualify at the district level and then placed 4th high individual; while the team placed third at the Idaho State Soils event in Burley, Idaho. Emma came into the year with very limited knowledge of soils, but purservied, put in the hours and received two perfect scores on land site evaluation at the state event. Emma is currently the Cambridge FFA Historian, and is active in all TVT sports. Emma’s SAE consists of raising Meat Geese for the Washington County Fair. Emma is the co-manager of the Cambridge FFA Floral shop with Nathan Kindall. Nathan Kindall was a team leader for the Rangeland Assessment CDE team and placed 4th high individual at the State Range CDE in Blackfoot, Idaho. Nathan excelled in the areas of plant identification and animal stocking rates. Nathan is currently the Cambridge FFA President, and participates in all TVT sports and student government. Nathan’s SAE project consists of market swine, and a small apiary business.