The North Union FFA captures 2013 state FFA Agronomy title. The Agronomy CDE is based on member’s knowledge of agronomic principles and practices. They must be able to demonstrate their ability to identify agronomic crops, weeds, seeds, insects, diseases, plant nutrient deficiencies, grain grading, crop inputs and equipment, and so much more. Many hours are spent studying for the test, and preparing for the group activity that evaluates the team on applying practical knowledge. The team of Kolton Ingles and Molly Bayer (tied for 1st place individuals), Austin Davis (4th place individual), and Jordyn Rhodeback (5th place individual), captured the state title for the North Union FFA Chapter. The team placed first out of 42 teams and 197 individuals. The team is coached by Mr. Jared Evans and Advisors are Mr. Nevin Smith and Mr. Tom Jolliff. They will represent the North Union FFA chapter at the 86th National FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky October 30 through November 2, 2013
Every year, The North FFA participates in many different competitions amongst other schools, around the district, state, and country. These Career Development Events (CDE’s) educate our members not only in occupations, but there are some events that may prepare students for a potential career that is outside of the FFA. There are CDE’s in almost every subject related to FFA, business, and leadership that provide wonderful opportunities for the members to explore various professions they may want to pursue.