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Krone announces FFA winners in its Battle of the Bales Contest


Krone North America has announced the winners of its first annual Battle of the Bales contest. This event challenged FFA chapters throughout the North Central and Northeast regions of the United States to use their boundless creativity to build a unique display featuring 1) hay bales, 2) their FFA chapter, and 3) reference to Krone hay and forage equipment. The scores of entries from FFA chapters throughout the regions were amazing.

The 2019 contest winners, along with their creative designs, are below.

First place went to Eastland FFA Chapter from Lanark, Illinois. Their advisor is Cynthia Feltmeyer. The chapter received a $500 award for their creativity and hard work.

Second place was awarded to the Granville FFA Chapter from Granville, New York. Their advisor, Deby Cahan, and the chapter accepted the $250 award for their creativity.

Third place went to the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School FFA Chapter from Loganton, Pennsylvania. Their advisor is Chuck Bechdel. The chapter received a $150 award for their creativity and inclusion of Krone is their design. 

Congratulations to these top three FFA chapter winners, as well as all the FFA chapters that entered this year’s Battle of the Bales contest. The feedback and enthusiasm from all chapters involved has been overwhelming. Therefore, Krone NA is excited to recognize all FFA chapters who entered the contest with a $50 Participation Award. Krone NA is already making plans for a 2020 North American contest to further support the FFA chapters across North America.

Krone has been extremely proud to see the creativity, drive, and enthusiasm that these FFA chapter students — future agricultural professionals — put on display by participating in the Battle of the Bales. Great job to all FFA students!

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