Owensville FFA floriculture team wins state competition

Owensville FFA floriculture team wins state competition


Katelyn McCoy: 417-763-8920
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: [email protected]
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2024 – The Owensville FFA Chapter won the floriculture career development event at the 96th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 60 teams in the competition.

Team members include Hannah Gehlert, Layna Rademacher and Sierra Hussey. Out of 225 participants, Gehlert placed first, Rademacher placed seventh and Hussey placed ninth. The Owensville FFA advisors are Sherry Byram, Mollie Jo Henneke and Wade Orscheln.

Floriculture teams identify plants and evaluate scenarios involving day-to-day problems in the floral industry. Plant care and diagnosis, floral arranging and sales and product knowledge were tested in the event.

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 26,830 members representing 362 chapters. The national organization has more than 945,000 members representing 9,163 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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: Sierra Hussey, Layna Rademacher, Hannah Ghlert, Sherri Byram(advisor)

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