Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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FFA chapter wins challenge

Building relationships: Gothenburg High School’s FFA chapter recently received $2,500 as the state winner in the third annual FFA Chapter Challenge. FFA chapters in 15 states competed in an advocacy portfolio challenge or a voting challenge sponsored by the National FFA Foundation and Monsanto. Gothenburg participated in the portfolio challenge. Members met with agriculturalists and community members to broaden their understanding about agriculture and then promoted what they learned by using social media and by creating a video. In total, more than $80,000 was awarded to FFA chapters nationwide. The top FFA chapters in each state received certificates of credit to use for FFA expenses. Pierce was the state winner in the voting challenge. Pictured are, l-r: Bryan Franzen (local DEKALB/Asgrow dealer), Kaylee Beyea, Jessica Schmidt, Kristen Bartlett, Chandler Mazour (Gothenburg’s Monsanto Learning Center manager), Rebecca Anderson, Courtney Brown, Kelsey Kuhlman and Dan Scherer, local FFA advisor.