North Shelby FFA soils evaluation team wins state competition

North Shelby FFA soils evaluation team wins state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
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SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The North Shelby FFA Chapter won the soils evaluation career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 23 teams in the competition.

The team members include Whitney Shinn, Brayton Cook, JD Rich and Ceairra Kirby. Shinn placed second, Cook placed fourth, Rich placed fourth and Kirby placed sixth out of 81 participants. The North Shelby FFA advisors are Harold Eckler and Mitch Schmidt.

The soils teams evaluate and analyze soil for characteristics critical to production capabilities.

Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this CDE is one way FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage students in the learning process 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 Harold Eckler, Shinn and Kirby.

From back left are Rich and Cook.

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