Aurora FFA floriculture team places third in state competition

Aurora FFA floriculture team places third in state competition


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SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Aurora FFA Chapter placed third in the floriculture career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 26 teams in the competition.

The team members include Riley Pope, Elizabeth Martin, Caitlyn Kaye and Brian Smith. Pope placed second, Martin placed sixth, Kaye placed 17th and Smith placed 24th out of 95 participants. The Aurora FFA advisors are Samuel Percival and Kristy Sivils.

Students were asked to identify plants and were faced with decisions involving day-to-day problems that occur in the floral industry. Plant care and diagnosis, floral arranging and sales and product knowledge were tested in the event.

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 front left are Advisor Samuel Precival, Martin and Kaye.

From back left are Pope and Smith.

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