West Liberty-Salem’s FFA Team is Headed to Contest


The West Liberty-Salem FFA Livestock Judging team is making its way to compete in The Big E Livestock Judging Contest in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Big E is the biggest agricultural event in the Northeast.

Known as a regional fair, it represents all six New England states at its grounds.

More than 7,000 4H and FFA participants compete each year in livestock competitions at The Big E.

The FFA team of Sophia Hardwick, Shyanne McClintick, Owen Barger, and Izabella Meister qualified for the contest after becoming 4th in the state of Ohio in General Livestock Judging.

They worked countless hours practicing from November through April in the classroom and at over ten in-person contests giving up every Saturday morning/afternoon during that time.

The contestants also serve on the West Liberty-Salem FFA Officer Team.

West Liberty-Salem’s FFA/Ag teacher is Mrs. Trista Havens.