COLUMBIA, Mo., April 26, 2019 — The Macks Creek FFA Chapter placed 24th in the Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event (CDE) at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. There were 50 teams in the competition.
The Macks Creek FFA team members are Kelsi Kinney, Taylor Seaholm, Lexi Mayer and Trever Smith. Individuals in this event are scored based on their knowledge of production, marketing, utilization, and culture of landscape plants. Students apply the information they learn in horticulture and landscape design classes to identify plants and disorders. Finally, they take a general knowledge test and apply their education to interpret a landscape design.
Sponsored by University of Missouri, Columbia, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this CDE is one way the FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage student learning and make a real connection to lifetime goals.