FFA TEAM DOES WELL AT DISTRICTS
By: McKenna Sender
On March 5th the Ashland Greenwood FFA chapter traveled to Columbus to compete in their districts CDE’s (Career Development Events) competitions. Students participated on events like Floriculture and Agronomy to Livestock Management and Welding with teams getting first or second and earning themselves the opportunities to compete at state in April.
The Agronomy team placed first. The team included Jacob Grant, Gabby Hill, Jessica Stander, and McKenna Sender. The team had to identify different types of crops, weeds, insects, diseases, and machinery. Not only did the team place first but individually the members swept the top three spots with Jacob Grant placing first, McKenna Sender placing second, and Gabby Hill placing third.
The Meats Evaluation team, which included Delanee Stauffer, Ethan Hegwood, Cinch Beetison, Ellie Stohlmann and Bryce Kjar, placed 2nd as a team. The team had to identify different cuts of beef, lamb and swine meat. They also had to judge four different types of meat cuts and rank them 1-4
The Livestock Management team included Jaiden Tweton, Ellie Stohlmann, Trinity Rowley, Shane Allington, and Delanee Stauffer. They placed 2nd out of 17 teams. The test consisted of a written portion and a practicum portion over the following species; horse, beef, dairy, sheep, swine, and poultry.
The Ag Science team members included Janice Tejeda-Morales, Kaliska Kelley, Ryland Stephens, Noah Williams and Noah Wilhite and they also placed 2nd. They took a test over natural resources and conservation and did a group project in which they had to identify parts of a Perch (a fish).
The Floriculture team placed 2nd. The team included Ella Sparks, Pennie Hayes, Cinch Beetison and Katelynn Laughlin. The team had to identify different flowers and answer general knowledge questions and then make a floral agreement, figure at how much it was worth, and then price it.
The FFA chapter will be traveling to Lincoln to participate in the Nebraska State Convention in April and we want to wish all the teams and members good luck!