Buckingham Senior FFA Members compete

Published 8:08 am Thursday, August 16, 2018

Members of the Buckingham Senior FFA Chapter competed in several competitions June 18 – 21 at the 92nd State Convention held on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

FFA competitions are designed to use knowledge and skills that the competitors have learned in their agriculture education courses and prepare them for a career in that area. Members practiced during class time and spent many hours outside of class time preparing for the contest.

The Buckingham High School Senior Agricultural Mechanics Team placed sixth overall. Team members included Trevor Agee, Anthony Banton, Jakob Toney and Daniel Wood. The team was coached by Mr. Andrew Schmitt.

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The Veterinary Science team placed eighth overall. Team members included Amanda Bryan, Dylan Price, April Sage and Ashley Smith. The team was coached by Mrs. Casey Davis.

Rachel Reeves served as a delegate for the Buckingham Senior Chapter and received a FFA jacket and scarf from Bailey Carpenter, Virginia FFA State Vice President.

Trevor Agee, Anthony Banton, Shane Catlett, Brandy Snoddy, Jakob Toney and Daniel Wood received their FFA state degree, which is the second highest degree awarded by the FFA.

Amanda Bryan submitted proficiency applications in Beef Production Placement and Forage Production Placement areas. Amanda was able to submit these applications based on her supervised agriculture experience working on The Pines Farm. Bryan was the State winner for the Forage Production area.

She has advanced to the national level for judging. Bryan was also a state officer candidate for the Virginia Association. The Buckingham Senior Chapter also received the Gold Level Public Relations Award and received a “Gold Rating” on the National Superior Chapter Award.

Buckingham was one of 22 chapters in Virginia to be awarded the “Gold Rating.”