Bleckley County FFA

Bleckley County FFA Team Wins Area Junior Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event

Written By: Lizzy Parks - Dec• 15•16

Four Bleckley County FFA members recently place first in the Area 3 FFA Junior Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event. The event was held at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley on December 8, 2015. Team members were Louie Lumley, Joni Lumley, Lizzy Parks, and Beau Williams.

LR: Beau Williams, Lizzy Parks, Joni Lumley, Louie Lumley

Louie Lumley was the high individual, Beau placed 2nd overall, Lizzy placed 3rd overall, and Joni placed 4th overall in this CDE.

The purpose of the Jr. Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event is to provide an opportunity for students in grades 6-9 to practice those skills and abilities developed as a regular part of the agricultural education curriculum. The CDE is designed as an introductory event that will provide experience in agricultural mechanics and assess the knowledge gained from classroom instruction. Each team member had to measure and mark boards and compete in a tool identification component.

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