National FFA Environmental & Natural Resources Career Development Event
Congratulations to the High Rock FFA Beez Kneez team, consisting of Reagan Dunn, David Soltani, Sydney Loflin and Kati Provence. They placed 2nd out of 45 teams that competed at the National FFA Environmental & National Resources Career Development Event in Indianapolis, Indiana during the week of Oct 28th - Nov 3rd. The highest scoring FFA State Envirothon team was eligible to compete in the National FFA Event.
Competing students are provided the opportunity to gain awareness and demonstrate knowledge in areas that affect our air, soil and water. Competitors interpret data, use measuring devices in the field and work through real life scenarios involving environmental threats in pursuit of scoring the highest as a team and individual.
Each team consisting of four FFA members competes in all types of weather conditions - just like professionals working in the environmental and natural resource industry - in pursuit of recognition for demonstrating skills relevant to GPS navigation, soil science, water management and wildlife conservation. The competitors produce written statements, an oral presentation, and must exhibit competence via writing and identification activities. Through these challenges, students develop interest and knowledge in sustainable management of our environment and will become the future stewards of resources critical to the future of agriculture.
Pictured left to right are: David Soltani, Reagan Dunn, Sydney Loflin, Kati Provence, with NRCS Conservationist Jerry Raynor.