Logan County FFA was proudly represented by 19 members and two advisors. Those in attendance included Brian Rogers, Corey Adler, Jonathan Epley, Phillip Cox, Joseph Milliken, Jordan Wooldridge, Lee Ann Lowery, Trish Wilson, Jamie Thomas, Andrea Shackelford, Kandess Thomas, Jenny Silvey, Whitney Eggleston, Jessica Inscoe, Krista Brooks, Charlene Nelson, Kelli Woodward, Krista Hunt and Jennie Danks.
This year's theme for the convention was "Living the Legacy." This will definitely hold true for Logan County FFA as an event took place that had only occurred one other time since an agricultural program began for our county: competing at the National Level.
This year, Logan County was well-represented by the Agricultural Sales team consisting of Kandess Thomas, Jenny Silvey, Andrea Shackelford, and Lee Ann Lowery. They began their competition on Wednesday after arriving and ending on Friday with the luncheon when the results were announced.
After arrival on Wednesday, everyone was turned loose for a day of socializing with members across the nation and visiting the Career Show. The Career Show consists of booths, which display everything from colleges, to agricultural careers, to agricultural companies, to each of the 50 individual states. While everyone else was taking their days off from school easy, the Ag Sales team was beginning their competition.
Wednesday consisted of the sales test and the team sales event. After a busy day, everyone met and headed towards the rodeo. Here members witnesses the longest eight seconds of their lives and were entertained by the hilarious clowns.
On Thursday, everyone attended a general session and continued to browse around the career show. The ag sales team, on the other hand, continued to compete in individual sales and practicums. By Thursday afternoon, the competition was completely over and all that was left to do was anticipate the luncheon on Friday, where the results of their hard work would be announced.
After another busy day, attendees decided to relax in the comfortable seats of a theater as they watched the movie of their choice.
Friday morning everyone headed towards the career show. This time, however, everyone including the Ag Sales team, got to enjoy the extensive displays.
At noon, the ag sales team headed towards the Executive West to hear the outcome of the competition. After eating and socializing with teams across the nation, the results were announced. Each individual and team is presented either a bronze, silver or gold medal, with gold being the highest. Jenny Silvey, Andrea Shackelford and Lee Ann Lowery all received silver medals and Kandess Thomas received gold.
The team was also awarded a silver medal and finished 14th out of 45 teams. Congratulations to the ag sales team.
That night members were entertained by the Jo Nichols and Jo Dee Messina concert as well as going to a haunted house.
Saturday morning bags were packed and members attended the last general session to watch the presentation of the American FFA Degrees. This year Logan County was represented by its largest group yet to receive this honor.
Those who were able to attend the convention were Kendra Hurt, Wade Woodward, Matt Jolly, Adam Hendricks, Jay Campbell, Laura Hanks, Daniel Smith, Sara Ezell and Amanda Hendricks.
Congratulations to all who received this honor.
After a busy week, the bus ride home consisted of sleep. The club would like to thank Mrs. Jane Silvey for being the girls' chaperone and Mr. Bryan Estes and Mr. Doug Milliken for allowing them this opportunity. FFA would also like to thank the Monsanto Company for sponsoring the convention and all the competitive events.
Again, congratulations to the ag sales team and those who received the American FFA degree.