Region 8 FFA Members Advance to State FFA Discussion Meet

Brittanie Winfield from the Grand Meadow FFA Chapter and Samuel Moenning from the Triton FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 8 FFA Discussion Meet held January 27. Both will advance to the state contest in April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. This contest is sponsored by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation.

Other participants included Moriah Weiss from the Leroy-Ostrander FFA Chapter, Carter Espinoza from the Kasson-Mantorville FFA Chapter, Rebeckah Schroeder from the Caledonia FFA Chapter and Alex McElmury from the Kasson-Mantorvilel FFA Chapter.

The Discussion Meet competition encourages participants to have a conversation about current agriculture topics. The discussion simulates a committee meeting with the goal of finding a solution. Each FFA region in Minnesota can send two participants to the state contest, where the top two winners will receive a scholarship to the FFA Washington Leadership Conference or to further their education.