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Maxson Places Seventh in National Agricultural Sales Career Development Event

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Glenn Noll with Purina Animal Nutrition from Indiana served as superintendent of the event.

Tegan Maxson of Labette County FFA Chapter placed seventh individually and earned a gold emblem ranking. Catherine Lumley, Aubrie Sorrell and Clancie Sorrell all earned bronze emblem rankings. The team from Labette County earned silver emblem recognition.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the agricultural sales event are sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization. As a company based in agriculture, Monsanto is proud to support the agricultural sales CDE because it is a premier opportunity for youth to learn and fine tune communication skills that they will take beyond high school and use as they launch their careers.

"Cultivating members' interest in pursuing careers in agriculture is a shared goal of the National FFA Organization and Monsanto," said Michael Parrish, Monsanto North America Corporate Engagement Lead. "FFA members are the future of our industry and we are proud to be a returning sponsor of the Ag Sales Career Development Event, to help prepare FFA members for their future agricultural careers.";

The National FFA Agricultural Sales CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. The event includes actual sales presentations, a written exam, team sales situation. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

The event, held at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.

Top Placing Individual
7th Place-- Tegan Maxson of Labette County FFA, KS

Silver Emblem Team
Labette County FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individual
Maxson of Labette County FFA, KS

Bronze Emblem Individuals
Catherine Lumley of Labette County FFA, KS
Aubrie Sorrell of Labette County FFA, KS
Clancie Sorrell of Labette County FFA, KS

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