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Photo courtesy of Jill Pischke

The Horse Judging Team, from left, are Avery Doyle, Kaitlyn Blumenthal, Brook Martell, Bailey Griffin, Canyon Farnsworth, Brooklyn Benshoof, and Callie Christensen.

 
The Newcastle High School FFA chapter took a road trip to Montana in October, as members from every grade level went to judge livestock and horses. For many of the members, it was one of their first judging trips, but that did not stop any member from reaching high — and winning even higher! The...
In September 2021, Weston County saw an old friend, Hans Hunt, take on a job dealing with agricultural and forestry issues in the office of Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis, with whom Hunt works very closely.  Hunt, as many locals know, grew up on the MW family ranch, south of Newcastle. First elected...

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Joslyn Pischke qualified for goat tying in National Little Britches Rodeo Finals. This is her favorite event because of the harder challenge it presents with the multiple steps involved, including “sticking the landing” as Joslyn is pictured doing here. 

 
Seventh-grader Joslyn Pischke has grown up riding horses on her ranch outside of Newcastle, and this summer she really began to take the reins herself when she qualified for the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals held July 3-10 in Guthrie, Okla. “I like the competition. I like going out there. I...

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The Saddle and Sirloin FFA Chapter Ag Sales team, Callie Hiser, Tell Tavegie, Josh Womack, and LaKacee Lipp, pose for a photo after their recent win.

 
The Saddle and Sirloin FFA Chapter are finally able to take a break after a very hectic and rewarding state convention. The chapter competed in State Proficiencies, Ag Sales, Greenhand Quizbowl, Employment Skills, Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Meats Evaluation, Poultry Evaluation, and had...
With the nice weather and spring coming up soon, FFA members are itching to compete in Career and Leadership Development events along with celebrating National FFA Week.  This year, FFA Week will run Feb. 20 through Feb. 26. Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. It...

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Above, Hailey Wehri with her champion shorthorn heifer at the Wyoming State Fair.

 
Rachel Sweet FFA Reporter   As the summer comes to an end, many Saddle and Sirloin FFA members said goodbye to their livestock projects. The FFA Chapter had a very successful County and State Fair, and six members went on to compete in Douglas at the Wyoming State Fair.  The Weston County Fair took...
Tell Tavegie Chapter Reporter   Spring has sprung and that means the FFA is out in full force. The Saddle and Sirloin started the season off by participating in National FFA Week during the last week of February. The chapter hosted a week-long competition on their Facebook page where members of the...
Tell Tavegie Saddle and Sirloin FFA Reporter    The Saddle and Sirloin Newcastle FFA will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27, 2021. This National FFA Week celebrates more than 93 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.  National FFA Week is designated the...

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J.J. Lipp, freshman at Newcastle High School and member of Newcastle’s FFA chapter, was one of 200 to receive a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant, chosen out of over 5,000 applicants nationally. This grant will aid him with his SAE project.

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   J.J. Lipp, freshman at Newcastle High School, was one of 200 FFA members nationally to receive a Supervised Agricultural Experience grant. Lipp, a member of the Saddle & Sirloin Newcastle FFA Chapter, was one of two in Wyoming to receive a grant, and the...

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Residents of Mondell Heights Retirement Community show the wreaths given to them by members of the Newcastle FFA.

 
Tell Tavegie Saddle & Sirloin Newcastle FFA Reporter   This holiday season, Newcastle FFA members are spreading Christmas spirit!  With the change to the Festival of Trees, FFA members were looking for another way to take part in the season’s festivities and they replaced it by making western...

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