Sixty plus members of the West Central FFA Chapter traveled to Flandreau to take part in their first preliminary CDE (Career Development Event) of the year. Competitions ranged from Floriculture to Livestock judging and Milk and Quality Foods to Agronomy. Each CDE challenges members to apply concepts learned in the classroom to solve real agricultural problems.
Congratulations to the following FFA members who competed in the Flandreau CDEs.
Ag Business Management Team placed fifth. Team members Jared Blume, Rachel Schartz, Drue Miller and Sara Waldner.
Horse Team placed fifth. Team members Braden Pirrung, Layne Krier, Blair Lammers, and Lauryn Riepma.
Meats Team placed second. Team members Kyle Vockrodt, Ryan Titus, Alex Klein, and Jordan Lueth.
Natural Resources team placed first. Team members Weston Hanisch, Benjamin Miles, Matt Dellman, and Quinn Hanisch.
Nursery Landscape team placed fourth. Team members Cory Smith, Austin Woodard, Erica Lorang, and Eliijah Hanisch.
West Central also fielded teams in Agronomy, Dairy Cattle, Livestock, Vet Science, Floriculture, Food Science, Ag Mechanics, and Milk Quality and Foods.
Members will also compete at the Tri Valley and Lennox CDEs prior to State Convention in April.