Emma Wharton, who could not be with us due to a recent COVID diagnosis, is a junior at CUHS and has been in-volved in FFA for over 5 years. Emma raises pigs and is a part of both her chapter and sectional officer team. Out-side of FFA, Emma plays volleyball, is secretary for her school’s GSA, and enjoys spending time with her friends. 

Elizabeth Reed is going to be a senior this year and has been active in FFA all three years she has attended high school. She has competed in numerous FFA speaking competitions, raises cattle and has a rabbit breeding busi-ness at the high school. She has also taken on many lead-ership roled at the chapter, sectional, and even state level. Outside of FFA, she loves to spend time with her family, including her dog, Max, and loves to work with her grand-ma, Bambi Fields. 

Elizabeth explained that this year she decided to show a steer again and a Californian rabbit meat pen. Her steer, Peter, is a black Angus cross that she bought from Miller Bros Cattle. She works with her steer for hours every day walking and show practicing to prepare him the for fair. She has also continued her rabbit breeding business and has gained more experience and confidence in running a business and being part of the livestock industry. She will take three of her kits, baby rabbits, to the fair as a rabbit meat pen who will then be sold if they are in the top four meat pens. 

Elizabeth hopes someone will consider purchasing one of her animals or donating to her projects so she can continue her rabbit breeding business and raising animals in the future. The California Mid State Fair will be holding the livestock auction at the Pavilion on Saturday, July 30 at 8 am. There will also be a virtual platform to do add-ons, which are donations through the Fair. 

You can see a copy of Elizabeth and Emma’s presentation at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DYls_I0k2JCD7shIc2EI-Om33rcgGQi0__qpHU6ODV4/edit?usp=sharing 


Coast Union FFA 

Elizabeth Reed