When it comes to creativity and agriculture, no one does it quite like FFA students from across the country. Krone North America announced the winners of the 2020 Annual Battle of the Bales contest. This event challenged FFA Chapters throughout the United States to use their boundless creativity to build a unique display featuring hay bales, their FFA chapter, and reference to Krone hay and forage equipment. The scores of entries from FFA Chapters throughout the region were just amazing.
The 2020 contest winners, along with their creative designs, are below.
The national winners are:
First place was the Neligh-Oakdale FFA Chapter in Neligh, Nebraska. Their advisor is Kensie Burnside. The chapter received a $500 award for their creativity and hard work.
Second place went to the Clear Fork FFA Chapter in Bellville, Ohio. Their advisor is Adam Staley and their chapter received a $300 award.
Third place was awarded to the Warfordsburg FFA Chapter in Warfordsburg, Pennslyvania. Their advisor is Rebecca Moseman and their chapter received a $200 award for their creation.
The regional 1st Place winners are:
The North Region first place winner was Neligh-Oakdale FFA from Neligh, Nebraska. Their advisor is Kensie Burnside. The chapter received a $500 award.
The South Region first place winner is the Richlands FFA Chapter from Richlands, North Carolina. Their advisor is Al Jones. The chapter received a $500 award for this event.
Krone North America said, “Congratulations to these FFA Chapter winners, as well as all the FFA Chapters who entered this Battle of the Bales contest. The feedback and enthusiasm from all the Chapters has been overwhelming. Thus, Krone NA is recognizing all FFA chapters who entered the contest with a $100 Participation Award. Krone NA is already making plans for a 2021 North American contest, to further support the FFA Chapters across North America.
“We at Krone are extremely proud to see the creativity, drive and enthusiasm that these future agricultural professionals — FFA chapter students — put on display by participating in the Battle of the Bales. Good for you all, FFA students!”