Saturday, April 17, 2021

EXeter-Milligan Update: FFA Shine at District Career Development Event Competitions


EMF FFA Members Shine at District Career Development Event Competitions


On March 2nd, the EMF FFA Chapter traveled to Centennial High School to compete in Career Development Events. There are 22 different CDE’s that students can compete in over the course of the year from milk product evaluation to floriculture. On March 2nd the chapter competed in Ag Sales, Livestock Management, Ag Technology/Mech, Floriculture, Natural Resources, Agronomy and Veterinary Science.  We had the following results: 


o    Ag Sales team of Kiarra Fennel, Vivian Weber, Avery Kraus, and Kiah Songster

·         District champions out of 8 teams and qualified for state

·         Vivian placed 1st individually

·         Kiarra placed 2nd individually

o    Floriculture team of Cameryn Brandt, Abby Eberspacher, Shelby Lawver, and Vivian Weber

·         4th place out of 17 teams and qualified for state

·         Vivian placed 3rd individually

·         Shelby placed 15th individually

o    Vet Science team of Zoey Borgman, Abby Eberspacher, Avery Kraus, and Shyann Smith

·         4th place out of 18 teams and are the alternate to go to state

·         Abby placed 9th individually

·         Zoey placed 11th individually

·         Shyann placed 16th individually

o    Livestock Management team of Peyton Pribyl, Cade Kresak, Casey Underwood, Kole Svec, and Clint Oldehoeft 

·         6th place out of 26 teams and were only 2 points from qualifying for state

o    Natural Resource team of Christian Weber, Jacob Weber, Fred Hausman, and Shelby Lawver

·         6th place out of 18 teams and qualified for state

o    Ag Tech/Mech team of Ben Bartu, Kole Svec, Casey Underwood, and Jacob Weber

·         4th place out of 13 teams and qualified for state

o    Agronomy team of Jackson Beethe, Jaiden Papik, Spencer Eberspacher, and Chase Svehla

·         3rd place out of 9 teams and qualified for state

·         Jaiden placed 7th individually

·         Chase placed 10th individually

·         Spencer placed 12th individually

We are very proud of all of our members' accomplishments at these events and for working and studying consistently to prepare for this event. Teams that are qualified will be competing virtually this year at the end of March and through the beginning of April. Additionally, Abby Eberspacher submitted a Specialty Crop Proficiency Award at the district level and won districts.  Her application was forwarded to the state level and she is 1 of 3 students who will interview at state in this category.  Proficiency Awards are based on a student's SAE and give students the opportunities to write/share about skills learned, challenges of their SAE, production financial analysis and pictures of them working on their SAE. Additionally in February, Jaiden Papik submitted her application for her State FFA Degree.  This is one of the highest honors that an FFA member can receive and is based on a student's SAE and their ability to keep financial records, work hours, log community service hours and show over 500 points in leadership development. Jaiden interviewed and passed her record book evaluation and her interview.  She will receive her degree in April and be honored during the State Degree Ceremony virtually in April. The chapter is looking forward to hosting their chapter banquet on April 29th at Exeter High School to celebrate a year of accomplishments and to salute our graduating seniors. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up to date information and announcements.



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