Bolivar FFA entomology team wins state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Bolivar FFA Chapter won the entomology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.
The team members include McKenna Stephens, Caleb Simpson, Avery Roweton and Alex Honey. Stephens placed third, Simpson placed ninth, Roweton placed tenth and Honey placed 20th out of 89 participants. The Bolivar FFA advisors are Ashley Brown and Jason King.
The entomology teams take a written exam on pesticide application and safety regulations as well as identify species of insects.
Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this CDE 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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Front from left are Advisor Ashley Brown, Alex Honey and McKenna Stephens.
Back from left are Avery Roweton and Caleb Simpson.