Columbia FFA nursery/landscape team places third in state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Columbia FFA Chapter placed third in the nursery/landscape career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 26 teams in the competition.
The team members include Landon Viers, Madison Holmes, Madalyn Elam and Trista McDannald. Viers placed fifth, Holmes placed sixth, Elam placed seventh and McDannald placed 21st out of 95 participants. The Columbia FFA advisors are Kevin Duncan, Amy Hempen, Taylor Howell, Mike Kilfoil, Matthew Praiswater and Sherie Rodekohr.
STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment awards scholarships to the top four individuals in the nursery/landscaping CDE.
Individuals in this event are scored on their knowledge of production, marketing, utilization and culture of landscape plants. Students apply the information they learn in their horticulture and landscape design classes.
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 Holmes, McDannald, and Elam.
From back left are Viers and Advisor Matthew Praiswater.