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Fulton County FFA members among top winners at dairy show

September 27, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FFA members from Fulton County were among the top winners of the Dairy Judging Forum this past week at the 47th All-American Dairy Show.

Justin Fogal of the Warfordsburg, Pa., FFA won top honors as the highest-scoring FFA competitor, according to a press release from show officials.

Warfordsburg's Zachary Strait won second place.

Justin Fogal, along with team members Zack Arentz, Michael Fogal and Bradley Carbaugh, were named first-place team in the FFA division.

Second place went to Jefferson FFA of West Virginia with team members Robert Bane, Keira Osbourn, Amber Hite and Jeremy Creamer, officials said.

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The Chambersburg, Pa., Faust FFA team placed sixth.

In the individual competition, officials said, other area FFA members scoring high included Richard Laughlin of the Shippensburg, Pa., chapter, third place; Keira Osbourn of the Jefferson chapter, fourth place; and Zack Arentz of the Warfordsburg chapter, eighth place.

More than 270 4-H and FFA youth competed in last Tuesday's forum.

Eileen Gress of Wayne County, Pa., 4-H won the 4-H division.

Winning the 4-H team division was the Perry County, Pa., 4-H Dairy Club with members Amber Gabel and Tori Nailor, who were second- and third-place individuals, respectively.

Participants individually placed five classes of dairy cows and took a written examination on basic dairy knowledge.

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