Tulare, S.D. --- Recently nearly 600 FFA members from across South Dakota met in Pierre for the State FFA Leadership Development Events (LDEs). Students qualified through district competitions, advancing the top two teams and top three individuals from each of the seven FFA districts. FFA members and chapters were recognized for their success in 11 leadership areas at the awards luncheon. The banquet was sponsored by SD Midwest Dairy Association and SD FFA Star Partners: ADM Tulare, Agtegra, BankWest, CHS Foundation, LG Seeds, Monsanto and Twin City Region Northland Ford Dealers. State-winning teams and individuals highlighted below, now advance to the National FFA Career Development Events in Indianapolis next fall.
Picture one- Members of the Hitchcock-Tulare FFA chapter competing at the state FFA Leadership Development Event are from left to right- Titus Waldner, Briar Kloss, Logan Gilbert, Wyatt Brooker, Ty Hofer, Kyle Hamilton, Grant Hamilton, and Bailey Binger. For Hitchcock-Tulare creed speaking FFA Kyle Hamilton placed third at the district and 11th on the state level. The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Ag Issues team placed second at districts and 12th at state.
Picture two- Members of the Hitchcock-Tulare FFA chapter that competed at the district level of the FFA Leadership Events are from left to right- front row- Briar Kloss, Caden Bottum, Jed Waldner, Danielle Nowell, Kyle Hamilton. Middle Row- Jen Hughes, Raymond Cole, Zach Gilbert, Elliot Harford, Kordel Kohnen, Wyatt Brooker, Andy Brooker, Bailey Binger. Back row- Caden Miller, Silas Harford, Grant Hamilton, Ty Hofer, Dawson Gahm, Logan Gilbert, Titus Waldner.