About 30 FFA chapters from across Iowa converged in Agronomy Hall to participate in the annual Iowa FFA Agronomy CDE. Flexing their agronomic knowledge, students participated in a written exam, plant identification, crop judging and team competitions. The top team goes on to compete at nationals held each hear at National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
This year the team from Wapello took first place and team member Jacob Ewart took first place individual earning a $500 scholarship. A senior, Jacob had already decided to attend Agronomy this Fall. We look forward to seeing him in Agronomy Hall again later this week for orientation!
Thanks so much to all of the competing teams. And thanks to the Iowa Crop Improvement Association for sponsoring lunch!