Thursday, February 05, 2009

Newark FFA Chapter Participates in the Section 7 Agronomy CDE

The Newark FFA participated in the Section 7 Agronomy Career Development Event held at Seneca High School on December 3rd. The team place third overall in the competition. The contest consists of a written test and judging rings of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay and silage. Individuals from the Newark FFA Chapter include: Alex Bromeland, Logan Rehberg, Mike Larson, and Zeke Schmidt.
Students are also challenged with identifying over 75 weed and crop samples at the Agronomy CDE. They must also evaluate the grain samples based on seed quality as well as livestock nutritional value of the hay and silage. Students cover a crop science unit in Ag Science and Agribusiness classes. FFA members prepared for this event by attending practices before and after school.

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