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Smithsburg FFA competes in Farm Business Management event

November 27, 2008

Members of the Smithsburg FFA Chapter represented the Maryland FFA Association in the 2008 National FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE) held Oct. 22-25 during the 81st National FFA Convention.

The team was recognized with a silver team award. John Martin earned a gold medal. Kayla Anderson received a bronze medal and Kerri Nicley, and Dan Ridenour were individual silver medalists.

The competition is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Competitors were given questions covering the economic principles in farm business management as well as a problem-solving analysis activity.

Participants must understand the reasoning they have used, work as a team to make recommendations for the farming operation and defend their decisions to the judges.

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