FFA NATIONAL COMPETITION
What is FFA?
FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is a part of agricultural education programs at middle and high schools. Today, student members are engaged in a wide range of curriculum and FFA activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in agriculture.
FFA and Agricultural Education
FFA members are part of a total agricultural education program that connects students to exciting careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is only one of the three essential components of the program, all of which work together to provide members with leadership, academic and career experiences essential for success.
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National Ag Sales Press Release
INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the Casper FFA Chapter were one of 40 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN. The team, led by advisor Brock Burch, was awarded 11th place overall and a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 155 other participants. Morgan Hank and Roslan Fichtner received a Gold emblem, Savannah Housholder and W. Tyler Moffat received a Silver Emblem.
The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the agriculture sales event are sponsored by Monsanto.
“Cultivating members’ interest in pursuing careers in agriculture is a shared goal of the National FFA Organization and Monsanto,” said Brian Leake, Advocacy and Communications Manager. “FFA members are the future of our industry and we are proud to be a returning sponsor of the Ag Sales Career Development Event, to help prepare FFA members for their future agricultural careers.” Roslan Fichtner of Casper said, “This was a great experience for me personally. The things I learned in class and in getting ready for this national competition have really cultivated a desire to go into business for myself. It was great to work with my teammates and an honor to finish 26th high individual out of 155 contestants from across the nation.”
The National FFA Agricultural Sales CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. The event includes actual sales presentations, a written exam, and a team sales situation. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention and Expo.
The event, held at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Indianapolis, is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention and Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agriculture education classes.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive defference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the Official National FFA Organization blog.
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize fFFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.