O-A/BC-IG FFA members attend conference

Ten Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove FFA members attended the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference April 9-10 in Ames.

Six members participated in the career development events (CDE) during the conference. Corin Bower and Kaitlyn Riessen participated in the Greenhand Test, an exam to test freshmen FFA members over FFA knowledge learned in the classroom. More than 250 students competed in the event. Bower placed fourth overall (gold) in the state. Riessen did not make it in the top 10 but she did receive a gold medal as well. Elliott Bengford, Beth Rehse, Dakota Powell and Michael Streed participated in the Farm Business Management CDE. This event allows participants to demonstrate their ability to analyze agriculture, farm and ranch business management information, apply economic principles and work together cooperatively as a group. The team earned a bronze medal.

See the full story in the April 19 edition of the Ida County Courier, or subscribe online for instant access.