Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. More than 15,550 students began the statewide tournament in 28 different events which reflect classroom instruction in technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Pleasanton FFA placed two teams in the top 10 at state contest. The Range Plant Identification team placed 6th and team member Lacey Stevens received 10th high point individual. The Agriculture Sales team placed 4th place and team member Kinsley Moore was 1st high point individual overall. Other teams that qualified and competed at state competition were Horse Evaluation, Wool, Floriculture, Farm Business Management, and Nursery Landscape. Team members included:
Plant ID- Lacey Stevens, Montgomery Cain, Ty Hehman, and Auston Gillespie
Ag Sales- Kinsley Moore, Autumn Hagen, Randy Balderas, and Maddison McDonald
Horse- Hunter Underbrink, Fisher Underbrink, Tess Underbrink, and Emma Smith
Wool- David Zertuche, Adrianna Solorzano, Trey Wood, and Stayton Hagen.
Floriculture- Kendall Hagen, Lacey Stevens, and Kayli Kennedy
FBM- Marshall Morris, Emma Smith, Jordan Haby, and Hunter Underbrink
Nursery Landscape- Lexie Elsik, Bethany Douglas, and Avery Falcon
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 129,000 active FFA members. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
FBM: Jordan Haby, Emma Smith, Hunter Underbrink, Marshall Morris
Floriculture: Kendall Hagen, Andrea Martinez, Lacey Stevens, Kayli Kennedy
Horse: Tess Underbrink, Emma Smith, Fisher Underbrink, Hunter Underbrink
Nursery Landscape: Top- Lexie Elsik, Avery Falcon Bottom- Bethany Douglas
6th Place Plant ID: Auston Gillespie, Lacey Stevens, Montgomery Cain, Ty Hehman
Wool: Trey Wood, Stayton Hagen, David Zertuche, Adrianna Solorazano