Archie FFA nursery/landscaping team places fourth in state competition

Archie FFA nursery/landscaping team places fourth in state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2023 – The Archie FFA Chapter placed fourth in the nursery/landscaping career development event at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 50 teams in the competition.

The team members are Brock Smith, Michael McCoy, Briar McIntire, and Ashton Cowan. Smith placed 14th, McCoy placed 19th, McIntire placed 20th, and Cowan placed 29th out of 193 participants. The Archie FFA advisor is Matt McIntire.

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 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 front left are Ashton Cowan and Michael McCoy. Pictured from back left are Briar McIntire, Brock Smith and Advisor Matt McIntire.

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