North Shelby FFA soils team wins state competition

North Shelby FFA soils team wins state competition


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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The North Shelby FFA Chapter won the soils career development event at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 46 teams in the competition.

The team members include Whitney Snow, Marissaw McEwen, Riley Stoneburner and Fady Francis. Snow was named top individual, Mcewen placed third, Stoneburner placed eighth and Francis placed 19th out of 100 participants. The North Shelby FFA advisors are Harold Eckler and Heather Christine.

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 25,626 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: Harold Eckler, Marissa McEwen, Whitney Snow, Fady Fransis, Riley Stoneburner and Soils Superintendent Dr. Dusty Walterd.

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