By Caleb Isler, Chapter Reporter
North Union won the National FFA Agronomy Career Development Event (CDE) at the 92rd National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis. North Union Agronomy team members include Dean Wolfe, Joel Krebehenne, Avery Zwayer, and Kaylee Smith, who all placed in the top 5 individually in the national competition.
Zwayer placed second individually in the nation, while Smith placed third right behind Zwayer, and Wolfe and Krebehenne placed fourth and fifth consecutively behind Smith. These top individual placings led the team to take first place in winning the National Championship for the Agronomy CDE.
Agronomy is the science and technology of producing crops for food, fiber and fuel. The National FFA Agronomy CDE is a competitive event that tests a participant’s knowledge on being able to identify seeds, insects, soil and crops, and solve a problematic scenario. This is North Union’s fifth National Championship. North Union FFA advisors are Tom Jolliff and Breck Mooneyham.