Monroe City FFA entomology team places third in state competition

Monroe City FFA entomology team places third in state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009

SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Monroe City FFA Chapter placed third in the entomology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.

The team members include Isaiah Olivas, Rose Quinn, Alexis Rubison and Sara Nestel. Olivas placed second, Quinn placed third, Rubison placed 40th and Nestel placed 47th out of 89 participants. The Monroe City FFA advisors are Keriann Brandt and Chad Cook.

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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From left are Quinn, Olivas, Nestel and Rubison

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