North Union FFA National Champions

By Makaylin Johnston

North Union FFA members recently competed in the Agronomy Career Development Event (CDE) at the national level at the 37th Annual National FFA Convention and Expo, held in Louisville, Kentucky.

The agronomy team members possess an in-depth knowledge of seeds, insects, soils and crops. They also work together to demonstrate skills in solving complex problems related to crop production.

Each of the 36 state winning teams representing their state brought four members to the competition. The winners of this year's national competition were the North Union FFA Chapter. The team consisted of Taylor Bahan, Maggie Hall, Kiersten McMahon, and Madison Shawver. Their individual standings are as follows; Bahan 3rd, McMahon-6th, Shawver-7th and Hall-20th.

This is the second consecutive year that the North Union FFA chapter has won this competition at the National level. Their agronomy coach is Jared Evans. The North Union FFA advisers are Tom Jolliff and Breck Finch.