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#1 jdslednut ONLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:43 PM

Today we held our regional FFA Ag. Mechanics and Farm Management contests.  Our kids got first place in both!  Seven years straight for the Ag. Mechanics team.  They all worked so hard preparing for today.

 

A little background...

 

The Farm Management contest consists of a multiple choice test and a farm problem where students analyze a farm's financial situation, calculate efficiencies, provide marketing strategies, analyze tax situations, and evaluate the financial capacity for growth or reduction just to name a bit of it.  The multiple choice portion asks questions ranging from marketing to business structure and everything in between.  My 2 top kids were disappointed that they didn't get all the points on the multiple choice (98/100).  Nobody has ever scored that high on that portion and actually, after looking at the question they got wrong, the key was wrong - they should have had 100.  Can't be picky though :D

 

The ag. mechanics contest was based this year on a written test, skill performance, and problem solving in the areas of small engines, round balers, tractors, arc welding, residential electrical, soil and water conservation, and construction.

 

We had individuals placing 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 8th in the Farm Management contest and 1st and 5th in the Ag. Mechanics.  Our region consists of around 26 FFA chapters with around a dozen competing in each of these contests today.

 

I'm just a little proud of them.  Now on to state at the end of April!


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:46 PM

You have good reason to be proud!

Congratulations to you and your kids!



#3 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Glad to hear the team did well. Here's hoping for the best at state!!



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Posted March 07, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Sounds like the state title better look out... congratulations!

 

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Go ahead & brag, you've all earned that right!  All the best at state level!



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Posted March 07, 2014 - 10:31 PM

You should be proud!      imagesCAYXSJYA.jpg



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Posted March 07, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Brag away Congrats & hoping the best to the state competition. It's always refreshing to hear kids still compete on academic levels.

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Congratulations!  Good luck at State.



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Posted March 07, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Congratulations to the kids and you sponsors. Sounds like they did awsome.        Good Luck at State !                       Roger.



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Posted March 08, 2014 - 12:24 AM

Congrats.

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 01:00 AM

That is great to hear--- CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CONCERNED!!!

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 03:15 AM

Tell them we're proud of them also.

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 03:46 AM

Good for your team of future farmers and now on to state.  Good Luck.    P.S.  It shows there's more to farming then just growing food, makes for good rounded adults in the future. 



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Posted March 08, 2014 - 06:08 AM

Well done! They should be proud of their achievements! I am impressed to see what skills they are being taught.

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 06:18 AM

Congrats to all of you! Great job!






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