Nichols Career Center FFA agricultural issues forum team placed fourth in state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 — The Nichols Career Center FFA Chapter placed fourth in the FFA agricultural issues forum leadership development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention.
Nichols Career Center team members are Lauren Belsha, Emma Eiken, Allie Brizendine, Maddie Morgan, Toni Haselhorst, Devon Hees and Lukas Smith. Nichols Career Center advisors are Erin Carl, Rachel Longan and Laura Schwalenberg.
Teams in the agricultural issues forum LDE create a presentation focused on an important agricultural issue faced by their community. Team members give their presentation at least five times to community organizations before competing in the event.
Sponsored by the Northwest Missouri State University Agriculture Department, this event is one of many ways the FFA prepares student members for career success.
LDEs 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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Front from left are Allie Brizendine and Maddie Morgan.
Back from left are Emma Eiken, Lucas Smith, Devon Hess and Toni Haselhorst.