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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

April 16, 2012

Area youth compete in district agriculture contest at Northwest

More than 1,300 students from 55 northwest Missouri high schools competed April 3-4 in Northwest District Career Development Events at Northwest Missouri State University.

The annual contest is coordinated and facilitated by members of the University’s Department of Agriculture. Events take place on the Northwest campus, the R.T. Wright University Farm, the Maryville Community Center, the Maryville Community Building and the Ed Phillips Memorial Arena.

"The success of this huge undertaking is due to the excellent work of Northwest faculty and staff, district agriculture teachers, Northwest students and members of the Maryville community," said Rod Barr, program coordinator and instructor in Northwest's Department of Agriculture.  

The top-ranking teams in each category are listed below. A complete listing of team and individual results can be found by clicking here.

  • Ag Mechanics: East Buchanan
  • Ag Sales: Trenton
  • Agronomy: Gallatin
  • Dairy Cattle: Princeton
  • Dairy Foods: Albany
  • Entomology: Albany
  • Farm Management: Hamilton
  • Floriculture: Savannah
  • Forestry: Hamilton
  • Horse: Princeton
  • Livestock: Princeton
  • Meats: Princeton
  • Nursery/Landscape: DeKalb
  • Poultry: Princeton        
  • Soils: Mid Buchanan
  • Sweepstakes (single teacher department): Hamilton
  • Sweepstakes (multi-teacher department): Savannah

 

Results from the FFA Leadership Events include:

  • FFA Knowledge: Princeton
  • Ag Issues: Chillicothe
  • Parliamentary Procedure: Trenton
  • FFA Creed – Emily Thomas: Mound City
  • Division 1 Prepared Public Speaking: Gabrielle Gandy, East Buchanan
  • Division 2 Prepared Public Speaking: Morgan Walkup, East Buchanan
  • Advanced Prepared Public Speaking: Haley Thompson, Chillicothe
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: Kate Lowrey, Trenton
  • Job Interview: Lauren Fox, Trenton

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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