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Zach Wins National Agronomy CDE and Washington County FFA Chapter Places Second

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Agronomy 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. Harold Brown from United Agronomy LLC served as superintendent of the event.

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 agronomy event are sponsored by Bayer CropScience as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

The National FFA Agronomy CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Participants\\\' knowledge of agronomic sciences was tested through several levels of competition including developing solutions for problematic scenarios; identification of seeds, insects, soil and crops, and other management practices.

The event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center 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 Teams
2nd Place-- Kansas Jenna Hennerberg, Nathan Welch, Rebecca Zach, and Sidney Applegarth, all of Washington County FFA

Top Placing Individuals
1st Place-- Rebecca Zach of Washington County FFA, KS
3rd Place-- Nathan Welch of Washington County FFA, KS
4th Place-- Sidney Applegarth of Washington County FFA, KS
6th Place-- Jenna Hennerberg of Washington County FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Teams
Washington County FFA, KS 

Gold Emblem Individuals
Sidney Applegarth of Washington County FFA, KS
Jenna Hennerberg of Washington County FFA, KS
Nathan Welch of Washington County FFA, KS
Rebecca Zach of Washington County FFA, KS

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