FFA Members and Chapters Win Career Development Competitions
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 4, 2021) The Minnesota FFA announced winners of its Career Development Events (CDEs) held last week in a virtual format.
The announcements followed the organization’s 92nd Convention with the theme Worth It, held virtually April 19-23. Teams who win their state CDEs advance to the National FFA Convention, tentatively scheduled for October 27-30 in Indianapolis.
Individual and team results of the CDEs announced today are as follows:
  • Agricultural Mechanics – Austin Weber, Albany, individual, and Willmar FFA, team;
  • Crops – Kade Wassman, Mountain Lake, individual, and Mountain Lake FFA, team;
  • Dairy Evaluation – Sophia Portner, Sleepy Eye, individual, and ROCORI FFA, team;
  • Dairy Handler – Afton Nelson, Glencoe-Silver Lake, individual;
  • Farm Business Management – Annabelle Wertish, Renville County West, individual, and Renville County West FFA, team;
  • Fish and Wildlife Management – Emma Braford, Grand Rapids, individual, and Grand Rapids FFA, team;
  • Floriculture – Haley Lupkes, Princeton, individual, and Princeton FFA, team;
  • Forestry – Andrew Linder, Grand Rapids, individual, and Grand Rapids FFA, team;
  • Horse Evaluation – Sage Rickert, Alden-Conger, individual, and Wadena-Deer Creek FFA, team;
  • Livestock Evaluation – Ryan Hegland, Randolph, individual, and Alden-Conger FFA, team;
  • Meats Evaluation and Technology – Tyenna Muller, Pipestone Area, individual, and Pipestone Area FFA, team;
  • Milk Quality and Products – Ava Johnson, Maple River, individual, and New London-Spicer FFA, team;
  • Nursery and Landscape – Kristen Hubbard, United South Central, individual, and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA, team;
  • Poultry Evaluation – Alex Oatway, Medford, individual, and Medford FFA, team;
  • Small Animal – Mikayla Opatz, Springfield, individual, and New London-Spicer FFA, team;
Results of the CDE and Leadership Development Events (LDEs) become final May 11. A complete list, including the CDEs and LDEs completed April 19-23, is available on the Minnesota FFA website.
Other FFA Convention content is available on the Minnesota FFA website, the Minnesota FFA YouTube Channel, on the organization’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages and on the Convention app (https://crowd.cc/mnffa2021 or by download from https://crowd.cc/s/3ZLxW).
The FFA State Convention is offered in partnership by the Minnesota FFA Association, the Minnesota FFA Foundation, the Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters, and the Minnesota Department of Education.