West Liberty-Salem Student Gifted Andy Detwiler Memorial FFA Jacket


The Second Annual Andy Detwiler Memorial FFA jacket was presented Wednesday by the Oelker family to West Liberty-Salem Freshman FFA member, Maverick Reames.

Andy Detwiler, a pillar in the agricultural community, was a lifelong farmer, creator of his YouTube channel ‘Harmless Famer’, and national motivational speaker sharing his message of hope and tenacity.

Detwiler, who was a four-year member of the West Liberty-Salem Chapter of the FFA, was also an active member of the Champaign County Fair Board for many years speaking to his passion for youth in agriculture.

And, because of that passion, Shane Oelker, his mother Cindy, and family Amber, Chris, Mo, and Lucas, continue to share his story and present a jacket to one deserving Ag student each year.

The jacket was presented to Maverick Reames by Shane Oelker, Cindy Oelker, and Lucas Piacentino.

Maverick was joined by his parents Miranda and Max Reames, and advisor Mrs. Trista Havens.