Eldon FFA agricultural issues forum team places fifth in state competition

Eldon FFA agricultural issues forum team places fifth in state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
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Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 — The Eldon FFA Chapter places fifth in the FFA agricultural issues forum leadership development event at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention.


Eldon team members are Mary Dennis, Katelyn Franken, Kylie Kliethermes, Hannah Opie, Dakota Forrester, Tegan Jester and Ethan Miller. Eldon advisors are Alex Stichnote, Nick Parks and Justin Asher.


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 25,626 members representing 353 chapters. The national organization has more than 735,000 members representing 8,817 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 Row: Katelyn Franken, Mary Dennis, Hannah Opie, Tegan Jester.

Back: Kylie Kliethermes, Ethan Miller, Dakota Forrester

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