Hillsdale FFA wins 2nd place at national competition

Winners of the National FFA Agronomy Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

The top 10 individuals and the national winning team members received cash rewards to recognize their success in the event. The Hillsdale FFA team placed second in the nation receiving the gold. These members included Alex Becker, Alena Arnold, William Yeater, and Jessica Raubenolt.  Alex Becker placed 10th in the nation receiving a $400 cash scholarship. The scholarship and the agronomy event are sponsored by Bayer.

The national FFA Agronomy CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Participants’ knowledge of agronomic sciences was tested through several levels of competition including developing solutions for problematic scenarios, identification of seeds, insects, soil and crops, and other management practices.

The event, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo where FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.

Picture shown From (L to R) Alex Becker, Will Yeater, Alena Arnold, Jessie Raubenolt and Mr. Kaufman

Written by Hillsdale FFA Reporter: Elizabeth Derr

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