EATON — On May 5, the Eaton MVCTC FFA Chapter participated in the Food for Thought Challenge at the State FFA Convention.
The Food for Thought Challenge was an effort to inform schools and communities about the importance of whole grains and gluten. The team for this challenge included Blake Whitesell Cole Whitesell, Daphne Durham, Mariah Brewer, and Trent Broermann. The chapter did a great job with this by their “Eaton Healthy” plan that included a school-wide nonperishable food drive, the creation of a food pantry for the middle school and high school, managing and becoming a vendor at the local farmers’ market, creating a garden on wheels, making healthy announcements over the middle and high school intercom, and creating raised beds in the school greenhouse.
The Eaton MVCTC FFA Chapter received third place overall in the state. Congratulations to the chapter for a great first year in this competition and the impact they have made on peoples’ health. The chapter plans to continue to promote healthy eating and living through agriculture in their community.
7th place Farm Business Management CDE
The Eaton MVCTC FFA Chapter participated in the Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE). This CDE consisted of members taking an online test with 50 multiple choice questions about basic farm management topics and 40 multiple choice questions involving mathematics to get the answer. The team did very well and received 7th place in the state. The individuals on this team also did very well.
Out of 593 participants Katelyn Niehaus placed 16th, Drew Kahle placed 51st, and Andrew Brooks placed 57th, followed by Trent Broermann, Cole Whitesell, Daphne Durham, and Blake Whitesell.