Local FFA wins UC Davis Sweepstakes Award
On March 2, the Susanville FFA earned the title of sweepstakes winner for their performance in various career development competitions held at UC, Davis. There were 3900 participants from all over the state and Susanville took seven teams down to compete.
Friday, March 1, the novice parliamentary procedure team began the winning streak by taking first overall in their competition out of a field of 24 teams.
Saturday, March 2, the Floriculture contest began with 200 contestants that competed in a preliminary contest where only 80 continue. Susanville’s floriculture team placed as the first high team with Christina West as the second high individual.
The Forestry team took home second place and the Vet Science team followed up as the fourth high team with Jae Norton as the third high individual. Jae is a freshman on the vet science team and had this to say about her competition, “It was a great experience to be able to compete at a school that specializes in veterinary science and to have the supervisors be actual students there and to hear their perspectives on agriculture.”
The Veg Crop team also placed fourth with Honesty Drake as the third high individual and Cory Bill was the third high individual in the Ag Mech competition. Following shortly after the UC Davis contest on March 9, the Susanville FFA competed in the Chico State Field Day competition. Just as the last one, they finished this field day with great results.
The Floriculture team placed as the second high team and the Vet Science team placed as the third high team.
Following behind them in fourth was the Ag Mechanics team with Cory Bill as the fourth high individual. When asked about his competition Cory said, “We all had a pretty great time and it was nice to be able to try our new techniques and industry equipment in this competition.”
The streak continued with both the Veg Crop and the Forestry team placing fifth with Honesty Drake as the second high individual for the Veg Crop team. Every team member brought home a top five ribbon, ending a very successful day.