Weir FFA Chapter wins third place at State Competition

By Press Reports

Members of the Weir High School FFA Chapter places 3rd in the
Floriculture Career Development Event at the statewide FFA Contest
Day held on the campus of Mississippi State University on Friday,
April 5.

More than 500 FFA members making up 138 junior and senior levels
teams in 14 different Career Development Events attended the annual
Mississippi FFA Association’s State Contest Day. These competition
events are designed to test FFA members’ technical knowledge, skill
level, leadership and teamwork abilities in the areas of Agriculture
Mechanization and Technology, Agronomy, Arc Welding, Diary Cattle
Evaluation, Farm Business Management, Floriculture, Food Science and
Technology, Forestry, Landscape and Nursery Operations, Milk Quality
Evaluation, Meats Evaluation, Poultry Evaluation, Tool Identification
and Tractor Operation and Maintenance. Local FFA chapters were
allowed to enter only one team in each event area.

“State Contest Day is something that FFA member work hard for every
year through their local Agricultural Education program,” said Gayle
Fortenberry, State FFA Coordinator.

“Participating in team events like these pull together two, three or
four individual members to work together to accomplish one goal, and
that is to perform to their best ability as a group representing
their FFA Chapter.”

Team members for the Weir High School FFA chapter’s floriculture team
are Heather Mitchell, Natalie Henson, Korrel Butler and Krysta
Butler. Their FFA Advisor is Brent King.

The state winning team in each of the event areas will compete at
National FFA Convention October 30-November 2, 2013, in Louisville,
Kentucky. The winners of Arc Welding and Tractor Operations and
Maintenance are the only teams that do not advance to a national

FFA is an integral part of Agricultural Education in Mississippi’s
Career and Technical Education system. The FFA mission is to make a
positive difference in the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success
through agricultural education.
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