On Tuesday, Feb. 20 , members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter competed in the District 3 Ag Sales contest held at Northwestern High School. Kyle Piscione, Mykenzie Snyder, Emily Finley and Cody Tegtmeier competed. Cody Morrow and Jessie Bair also participated as alternates. The ag sales contest teaches FFA members about the aspects of selling a product, as well as marketing techniques. Participants are scored on their ability to overcome objections during a sales presentation, a prospecting practicum, and a written test pertaining to marketing. The team placed 1st overall in the district, with Cody Tegtmeier placing 1st, Mykenzie Snyder 2nd, Emily Finley 3rd, and Kyle Piscione 4th individually. The team advanced to the state contest March 3.
At state, members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter competed in the state Ag Sales contest held at Marysville High School. Kyle Piscione, Mykenzie Snyder, Cody Tegtmeier, and Emily Finley competed. Through this CDE, students have the opportunity to demonstrate skills in sales by participating in a wide range of activities oriented around the total sales process. Students complete an oral sales presentation, a written test on marketing, and a prospecting practicum. Each year, the practicum is rotated between Customer Relations, Prospecting, and Telephone Ordering. The team placed 4th overall out of 20 teams. Individually, Mykenzie Snyder placed 10th, Kyle Piscione placed 19th, Cody Tegtmeier placed 20th, and Emily Finley placed 33rd. The chapter would like to congratulate these members for their hard work and dedication for this CDE.
Submitted by reporter: Emily Finley