Lots of hard work by Crocker FFA members paid off last week. Almost all the teams placed high enough to continue on to State events on April 19-20 in Columbia. First on Tuesday Chloe Moss placed 1st at Districts with her Division 2 speech titled “The Impact of Peer Mentors.” The Agriculture Mechanics team consisting of Caleb McMurtrey, Isaac George, Chandler Whittle, and Payne Luethen placed 3rd at Districts. Caleb placed in the top 10 individually. On the second day of District Events the Soil Judging team consisting of Jonathan Routh, Koltan York, Shawn Larsen, and Blake Milton also qualified for State.

The individuals listed above prove the National FFA Theme “I Can. We Will.” Through hard work and some studying they were able to soar to new heights. Members worked together to gather resources, work through team activities, and some even endure up to a 5 hour contest to give us results to be proud of. 

Albert Einstein said “The only source of Knowledge is experience”. Last week along with District Leadership and Career Development Events we also gained a lot of experience at school. In the shop we worked on the second storage shed of the year. We completed the roof structure and purlins, this week we will finish the prep and start on the metal. In the greenhouse we’ve been germinating and transplanting vegetables and flowers preparing for the sale at the end of the month. The freshmen in Ag Science I are learning the basics and safety procedures for metal work and will start welding this week. 

On top of our classwork this week we will be attending
the Farm Bureau Leadership Day on Thursday in
Jefferson City at the Capital and Farm Bureau’s
Headquarters. We will also be prepping for State
Convention on April 19 and 20th in Columbia on MU’s Campus. On Friday we will be conducting officer interviews for the 18-19 school year. We appreciate everyone's support throughout the year and following you have shown us on Facebook.