Marion-Florence FFA competes in district events

Marion-Florence FFA members placed third at the South Central District Entomology CDE March 26. Marion hosted the event at Buhler High School.

Students competing in the event were required to complete a written test over insect characteristics, life cycles, habitats, food preferences, control and economic significance. They also were required to identify 50 insect specimens.

Marion placed third in the A-team division with A.J. Cogdill placing ninth individually. Also on the team were Cade Harms, Joseph Legg and Aidan Cairns.

Marion placed second in the Greenhand Division with Nathan Baldwin placing first, Ezra Darnall third, Jeremy Hett sixth, Taylor May ninth and Bryce Shults 10th.

Other first-year members competing were Kaitlyn Goebel, Daniel Hinton, Tay?lor Pontious, Peyton Heide?brecht, William Holt, Krisde Robinson and Seth Savage.

Marion also competed in the Agronomy CDE and placed fourth in the A-team division.

Participants were required to take a written test, identify 100 crop and weed samples, complete a grain-grading exercise for three grain samples using USDA grading standards, a math practicum with agronomic calculations, a seed analysis activity for three samples and identify insect pests, equipment used in crop production and crop diseases.

This event was conducted at Buhler High School March 26.

Individually for Marion, Nick Meyer placed first overall and Clint Kroupa sixth.

Five members of the Marion-Florence chapter attended a statewide FFA leadership conference called ?Leader Lab? in Junction City March 21-22.

The conference focused on setting and achieving goals, peer relationships and effective speaking.

Attending from Marion were Aidan Cairns, Kaitlyn Goebel, Cade Harms, Eliza?beth Meyer and Nick Meyer.

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