Introducing the 2024 Ohio Ag Net Student FFA Reporters – Ohio Ag Net

We are pleased to introduce the 2024 class of Ohio Ag Net Student FFA Reporters. This year's team consists of five committed students who carry out their tasks with great enthusiasm. Returning from the Class of 2023 are Cortney Copeland and Aubree Topp, both of whom have already made significant contributions to the Student FFA Reporter program. They are joined by three new reporters: Sydney Beiting, Liliana Phillips and Alexis White, all eager to bring their unique perspectives and skills to the Ohio Ag Net Ohio's Country Journal Audience.

As is tradition, in-depth coverage of the Ohio FFA Convention this year is sponsored by Wilmington College.

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Cortney Copeland, a junior at Jackson Center High School, serves as president of the Jackson Center-UVCC FFA chapter. Outside of FFA, Copeland holds the position of secretary of the Jackson Center-UVCC FCCLA chapter and is involved in show choir, concert choir, academics, student council and the student ambassador program. Additionally, she is president of the Progressive Livestock 4-H Club, a member of her church's adult choir and youth group, and serves as president of the National Columbia Sheep Junior Board of Directors from 2023 to 2025. Copeland is looking forward to an exciting state convention.

Aubree Topp

Botkins High School graduate Aubree Topp will attend Northeast Iowa Community College after graduating with a degree in agricultural business administration. She plans to transfer to a four-year school to pursue a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications. At the FFA, Topp participated in dairy product judging, public speaking, and job interviews, among other activities. She is also involved in the Ohio Holstein Association, the National Holstein Association and 4-H. Topp also plays soccer and swims. Raised on her family farm, Topp-View PC, in Ohio, she and her family raise dairy cattle and compete in local, state and national shows.

Sydney Beiting

Sydney Beiting, a junior at East Clinton High School and current chapter president, will continue in that role through her senior year. Beiting has competed in numerous FFA competitions, with a focus on parliamentary procedures, dairy product judging, agricultural communications, milk quality, soil judging and public speaking. Outside of FFA, she is a student council officer, a member of the National Honor Society, a middle school camp counselor, and participates on the varsity softball, volleyball, and academic teams, as well as being enrolled in college credit courses and maintaining a 4 grade point average. 0. Beiting is looking forward to her role as a student reporter.

Liliana Phillips

Liliana Phillips, a senior at Fairlawn High School in Sidney, Ohio, lives on a small hobby farm where her family raises pygmy goats and chickens. She plans to study agricultural communications at Ohio State this fall. Phillips is active in several clubs, including the Shelby County Junior Fairboard, the 4-H Camp Counselor Team, the Successful 4-H Club and the FFA at Fairlawn. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends.

Alexis White

Alexis White, a sophomore at Fort Frye High School, is currently serving as chapter secretary for the 2024-2025 school year. Last year, White competed in Urban Soils, Rural Soils, Interviewing, Livestock Judgment, Public Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure, excelling in several areas, including a top 10 finish – Placement in interviews and 1st place in “District 10 – Beginning Prepared Public Speaking”. White, a former athlete, is now dedicated to FFA and represents the motto “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve” as the 2024 Ohio FFA Student Reporter.

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