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FFA competes at state convention

FFA Members from Buckingham County middle and high schools attended the 89th Virginia Future Farmers of America (FFA) state convention from June 22 – 25 at Virginia Tech.

The middle school Agri-science Technology and Mechanics team members consisted of Anthony Banton, Shane Catlett, Jakob Toney and Daniel Wood. Their competition was comprised of a written exam, tool identification exam and wood-working project. 

The team placed ninth overall, and Daniel Wood placed third individually. The team was coached by Sherry Dorrier and Andrew Schmitt.

High school students competed in the veterinary science contest which encompassed four parts: a written exam, math practicum and identification of equipment, species of animals and parasites. The team, comprised of Amanda Bryan, Alexandra O’Neill, Nicholas Martinez-Vais and Lucas Smith, placed 14th overall. The team was coached by Casey Davis.

Thoughout the week members were able to mingle with the Virginia State Officer Team and attend workshops that furthered their leadership skills and FFA membership.