North Shelby FFA farm business management team places second in state competition

North Shelby FFA farm business management team places second in state competition


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SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The North Shelby FFA Chapter placed second in the farm business management career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.

The team members include Dylan McEwen, Luke Schwanke, Robert Uhlmeyer and Kyle Smith. McEwen placed sixth, Schwanke placed seventh, Uhlmeyer placed seventh and Smith placed 69th out of 86 participants. The North Shelby FFA advisors are Harold Eckler, Mitch Schmidt and Jenny Bradley.

Individuals in this contest analyzed real-life business problems and completed a detailed exam to prove their understanding of economic principles. Participants used what they learned in their agricultural business classes to compete. Skills the students apply in the event will help them face even greater challenges in their professional lives.

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 students in 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 front left are Advisor Jenny Bradley, Smith and McEwen. Back from left are Uhlmeyer and Schwanke.

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