Silex FFA nursery/landscaping team places third in state competition

Silex FFA nursery/landscaping team places third in state competition

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Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Silex FFA Chapter placed third in the nursery/landscaping career development event at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 48 teams in the competition.

The team members include Natalie Kientzy, Maddy Hall, Sara Grateke and Emma Pickens. Kientzy placed third, Hall placed 16th, Grateke placed 22nd and Pickens placed 48th out of 180 participants. The Silex FFA advisors are Sean O’Brien and Lindsey Lasater.

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 25,626 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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From left: Natalie Kientzy, Maddy Hall, Sara Grateke and Emma Pickens.

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