Bleckley County FFA

Bleckley FFA wins Area Ag Technology & Equipment ID CDE

Written By: Dr. Parks - Nov• 08•19

Four Bleckley County FFA members recently placed first in the Area 3 FFA Agricultural Technology and Equipment ID Career Development Event. The event was held at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley on November 7th, 2019. Team members were Ethan Parks, Caleb Senters, Chase Jones, and Jacob Foskey. Ethan Parks was the high individual and Caleb Senters placed second out of all competitors in this CDE.

Chase Jones, Ethan Parks, Caleb Senters, Jacob Foskey
Chase Jones, Ethan Parks, Caleb Senters, Jacob Foskey

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 provides experiences in agricultural mechanics and assesses the knowledge gained from classroom instruction. Each team member had to complete an electrical wiring circuit, take a written exam, complete a measuring practicum and compete in a tool identification component.

Dr. Walt Parks is the team’s advisor.

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