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TRI COUNTY FFA WINS STATE CONTEST

TRI COUNTY FFA WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Tri County FFA Milk Quality and Dairy Products team won the State Career Development Contest on June 16th.  The competition was held at Kearney High School.  The team consisted of Mya Maxwell, Kaden VanWinkle, Ellie Peters, John Wehrman and August Gerlach. The students were awarded a team plaque and first place team medals.   Mya led the team with a purple ribbon and first place medal to pace Tri County.  VanWinkle was the state runner-up individual and received a medal and purple ribbon.  Ellie brought home the third place individual medal as Tri County swept the top three places.    Wehrman earned a purple ribbon and Gerlach brought home a blue ribbon.

Bertand-Loomis FFA was the state runner-up and Pender FFA placed third as a team.  The students identified cheese samples, took an exam on milk marketing and production, identified milk off-flavor samples and evaluated milk and non-milk products. Tri County earned the right to represent Nebraska at the National FFA Convention in October in Indianapolis, IN.  Culvers is the national contest sponsor.