Conococheague Chapter of FFA competes in event

November 12, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Members of the Conococheague FFA Chapter of Mercersburg, Pa., were one of 44 teams participating in the 2007 National FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event.

The competition was held Oct. 24-27 during the 80th National FFA Convention. Team members included Logan Horst, Zachary Meyers, Garrison Plessinger and Garrett Rice. FFA Adviser Herb Hoffeditz coaches the students.

During the event, competitors were given questions covering economic principles in farm business management as well as a problem-solving analysis section.

Participants must understand the reasoning they have used and be able to defend their decision to the judges.

The event is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. It is one of 23 different national events that use the fun of competition to connect classroom learning and careers.


In addition, the team of Jacob Brake, Coty Covert, Ashley Heckman, Stephanie Jones and Russell Phenicie along with Agriculture Teacher and FFA Adviser Pamela Hoffeditz competed in the Agricultural Issues Forum.

The forum is the result of local chapter efforts to investigate, analyze and communicate a position to the local community.

Presentations to community groups by a team of FFA members are first given in the agricultural classroom.

Participants receive instruction about particular issues, as well as how to investigate and analyze research.

The forum is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Co. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

FFA is a national youth organization of 495,046 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,242 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential.

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