Columbia FFA ag sales team wins state competition

Columbia FFA ag sales team wins state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2023 – The Columbia FFA Chapter won the agricultural sales career development event at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.

The team members are Charlie Hazelrigg, Christi Siegel, Frank Hazerrigg, and Ethan Cooper. C. Hazerrigg placed 1st, Siegel placed 2nd, F. Hazelrigg placed 9th and Cooper placed 24th out of 88 participants. The Columbia FFA advisors are Austin DeHaven, Kevin Duncan, Taylor Howell, Matthew Praiswater, Jacob Rahmer, and Sherie Rodekohr.

Entries include an individual sales presentation and team sales situation for an agricultural product. Competitors also are asked to demonstrate their ability to relate to customers, prospect for customers and carry out promotions. These students can successfully apply classroom learning to real-life situations.

Sponsored by AgButler, 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 26,716 members representing 356 chapters. The national organization has more than 850,000 members representing 8,995 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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Pictured from back left are Frank Hazelrigg, Christian Siegel. Pictured from front left are Charlie Hazelrigg, Ethan Cooper, and Advisor Taylor Howell.


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