Team competes in Ag Communications

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 Members of the LaRue County FFA were one of 30 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 87 other participants. Shea Elswick received a Silver emblem, Hayley Utter received a Gold emblem, and Kyle Edlin received a Silver emblem.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event in the event.

The National FFA Agricultural Communications CDE is a competitive event that tests students' skills in all areas of the agricultural communications field and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Participants attend a simulated news conference and use the information gathered to complete individual practicums in writing, electronic media and design. Prior to the event, students compile media plans related to innovative agricultural practices, management techniques and marketing tools. Each team then creates a 15-minute presentation based on their proposal. Members also compete in an editing exercise and a general communications quiz.