The Perkins County FFA students participated in the district Career Development Events competition last Wednesday. Three teams will be attending the State FFA Convention in April, while yet another is a state alternate.
Three PC FFA teams to attend state competition
Three teams from Perkins County are headed to state after the district Career Development Events (CDE) competition for FFA on Feb. 5.
These events cover technical skills areas related to careers in agriculture, food and natural resources.
In the Food Science category, Perkins County’s team placed second. The team is comprised of Hayden Foster (4th), Rylee Huff (5th), Dani Burge (9th) and Hallie Fisher (10th).
Perkins County’s team placed third in Ag Technology and Mechanics with members Matthew Aerni (tied for 9th), Trye Hickey (tied for 9th), Kyler Bullock (12th) and Brandon Knoles (24th).
The team who presented in the Agriscience category placed third as well, made up of team members Eli Busick (8th), Mallory McClenahan (10th), Meredith Gloy (15th) and Storm Peterson (22nd).
Perkins County’s Ag Biotechnology team placed third and is a state alternate. Team members include Kayton Brueggeman, Jacob Woodmancy, Matthew Wendell and Caleb Lagler.
The Agriscience team, Wendell, Burge, Fisher and Busick, was just a half point away from fourth place.
There will be another CDE competition on Feb. 26 in North Platte, giving one more opportunity for students to earn a trip to State FFA.
At the Leadership Development Events (LDE) that took place on Dec. 11, senior Sam McArtor qualified for state in the Natural Resource Speaking event.
The Nebraska State FFA Convention will take place in April, and students who qualified from the district LDE and both CDE dates will attend.