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Washington County Second, Wright Third in National Farm Business Management CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Farm Business Management 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. Dr. Lon Moeller with South Dakota State University served as superintendent of this year\'s event.

The Washington County FFA Chapter placed second in this years event.  Samantha Wright placed third high individual.  Other team members included Hunter Johnson and Christopher Wright who both received a gold emblem ranking.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The coaches of the top two teams were named Farm Business Fellows. The cash awards and the farm business management event are sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

\"Feeding some nine billion people by mid century brings with it unprecedented challenges for today\'s farmers. Farm business management skills will help producers prepare to meet this critical need,\" said Amy Allen, National Corporate Contributions.

The National FFA Farm Business Management CDE is designed to test the ability of students to apply economic principles and concepts in analyzing farm and ranch business management decisions. Participants respond to questions concerning economic principles in farm business management as well as a problem-solving analysis section. Each team in the event has competed with other chapters in their state for the privilege of participating in the national event.

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

Top Placing Teams
2nd Place-- Kansas - Hunter Johnson, Christopher Wright, and Samantha Wright, all of Washington County FFA

Top Placing Individuals
3rd Place-- Samantha Wright of Washington County FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Teams
Washington County FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Hunter Johnson of Washington County FFA, KS
Christopher Wright of Washington County FFA, KS             
Samantha Wright of Washington County FFA, KS

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