North Shelby FFA knowledge team places sixth in state competition

North Shelby FFA knowledge team places sixth in state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The North Shelby FFA Chapter placed sixth in the FFA knowledge career development event at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 53 teams in the competition.

The team members include Emme Jones, Jared Johnston, Sam Schwanke and Evie Jones. Jones placed 11th, Johnston placed 13th, Schwanke placed 25th and Jones placed 28th out of 107 participants. The North Shelby FFA advisors are Harold Eckler and Heather Christine.

The knowledge teams spend numerous hours studying for the 100-question test covering FFA history and information on the National FFA Organization.

Sponsored by the Northwest Missouri State University Agriculture Department, this contest is one of many ways the FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage students in 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: Heather Christine (Advisor), Sam Schwanke. Middle: Jared Johnston, Evie Jones. Back: Emme Jones

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