Morris Area FFA attends state convention
The 83rd Annual Minnesota State FFA Convention was held Sunday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 24. There were a little over 3,300 members at convention this year, the highest attendance in years. The Morris Area FFA Chapter brought 58 of those 3,300 members to Convention, having the highest attendance of any chapter in Minnesota.
These 58 members were very busy throughout convention from competing in their Career Development Events, to attending workshops, and taking time to explore the St. Paul campus at the University of Minnesota. All these students worked very hard to practice for their contests and thanks to them they definitely made a presence at State Convention.
This year the Morris Area FFA chapter received many honors at State Convention. They placed eighth overall in the National Chapter Award Program. They placed second in the Ag Literacy Challenge for their work with their Urban Ag in the classroom project. The Morris Area FFA chapter placed in the top 10 in the LAND of SERVICE PROJECT. The chapter also reached their benchmark of $45,000 in donations to Camp Courage.
The Market Plan Team took first place and will advance to nationals. The team includes Brooke Wente, Laura Kuhn, and Hailey Kotts.
Lloyd Lesmeister- 1st Place in Forestry Production Placement and will advance to Nationals in the fall.
Jake Moser- 2nd Place Diversified Ag Production
Kaitlin VanHorn- 3rd Place Vegetable Production
Brody Bahr- 2nd Place Swine Production Placement
State FFA Degree Recipients
Jake Moser, Lloyd Lesmeister, Brooke Wente, Hailey Kotts
Stars in 4 areas are chosen from the State Degree Applications. Morris Area had two Star Finalists in two areas and was recognized on the stage on Monday at the awards ceremony.
Brooke Wente - Star Finalist in Agri-Science
Lloyd Lesmeister - Star Finalist in Production Placement
Congratulations to all our FFA students for a fantastic showing at the State Convention.
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May 14-16 - NWEA Testing (7th-8th Grades)