Winning forlicutlure team

The Palmyra FFA Chapter won the floriculture career development event during the 91st Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia, Missouri, April 25-26, 2019. From front, left, Advisor Amanda Haeberlin, Zachary Rosenkrans, Brett Griesbaum, Bennet Sutter and Tisha Richmond.

The Palmyra FFA Chapter won the floriculture career development event at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. 

There were 60 teams in the competition. 

The winning team members include Bennet Sutter, Zachary Rosenkrans, Brett Griesbaum and Tisha Richmond. 

Individually, Sutter placed second, Rosenkrans placed fourth, Griesbaum placed 11th and Richmond placed 115th out of 235 participants. 

Palmyra advisors are Amanda Haeberlin and Luke Mahsman. 

Students were asked to identify plants and were faced with decisions involving day-to-day problems that occur in the floral industry. Plant care and diagnosis, floral arranging, and sales and product knowledge were tested in the event. 

Sponsored by University of Missouri, Columbia, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this contest is one way FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage students in learning and make real connections to lifetime goals.

The Missouri FFA has 25,375 members representing 347 chapters. The national organization has more than 669,000 members representing 8,630 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.