Saxony Lutheran FFA agricultural mechanics team places third in state competition

Saxony Lutheran FFA agricultural mechanics team places third in state competition


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SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Saxony Lutheran FFA Chapter placed third in the agricultural mechanics career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 22 teams in the competition.

The team members include Cory Wood, Dustin Kranawetter and Seth James.  Wood placed 11th, Kranawetter placed 12th and James placed 24th out of 76 participants. The Saxony Lutheran FFA advisor is Micah Bristow.

The agricultural mechanics CDE consists of a written examination along with skill and problem-solving activities used to assess participants’ knowledge in the areas of agricultural machinery, small engine power, tractor power, agricultural electrification, woodwork and carpentry, concrete and plumbing, metal fabrication, soil and water management, and repair and maintenance.

Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this contest is one way the FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage student learning and make a real connection to lifetime goals.

The Missouri FFA has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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From left are Kranawetter, Word and James.

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