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Southern Coffey FFA Chapter Earns Bronze Emblem Ranking in Agricultural Communications CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Agricultural Communications 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. Dennis Rudat of Michigan Farm Bureau served as superintendent of the event.

The Southern Coffey FFA Chapter earned a bronze emblem ranking. Team members Emma Lehman, Marissa Luney and Morgan Storrer earned the bronze emblem ranking individually.

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 communications event are sponsored by Osborn & Barr as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

\"The success of our industry depends upon growing young communicators with a passion for global farming and food production issues,\" says Osborn Barr CEO Michael Turley. \"The National FFA career development event brings together some of the brightest young talent in communications, and showcases the strength we\'re developing for the future of agriculture.\"

The National FFA Agricultural Communications CDE is a competitive event that tests students\' skills in all areas of the agricultural communications field and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.  Participants attend a simulated news conference and use the information gathered to complete individual practicums in writing, electronic media and design. Prior to the event, students compile media plans related to innovative agricultural practices, management techniques and marketing tools. Each team then creates a 15-minute presentation based on their proposal. Members also compete in an editing exercise and a general communications quiz.

The event, held at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg, Ind., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons learned in agricultural education classes.

Bronze Emblem Teams
Southern Coffey FFA, KS

Bronze Emblem Individuals
Emma Lehmann of Southern Coffey FFA, KS
Marissa Luney of Southern Coffey FFA, KS
Morgan Storrer of Southern Coffey FFA, KS

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