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Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA officers learn about agriculture, grow leadership skills

MdCV FFA officers Cole Lace, Lindsey Johnson, Wyatt Lingenfelter, Jace Stucker, Olivia Lacey, and Braden Reed learn about the milling process of different wheat varieties from KSU Milling Instructor Fran Churchill and KSU Instructor Jason Watt. Courtesy photo.

The 2021-22 Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA Chapter officers took advantage of building leadership and personal growth, spending July 6-8, 2021, at Tuttle Creek State Park, Manhattan, Kan., for an officers’ retreat. During the retreat, the officers worked to enhance leadership skills, bonded as a team, enhanced personal growth, and organized the chapter’s program of activities for the year.

Officers spent the first day touring the Kansas State University’s College of Milling and Feed Science, and challenging themselves at Locked Manhattan’s Escape Room. The second day, officers worked on the program of activities, played a round of disc golf, swam, fished, enhanced personal growth around the campfire, and, of course, ate ice cream at KSU Call Hall. The morning of the third day the group traveled to Marysville to tour the new Agriculture Education facility. Thanks to Ms. Ebert and Ms. Siemen for showing us around the incredible complex.

The MdCV FFA officers, Cole Lacey, president, Wyatt Lingenfelter, vice-president, Lindsey Johnson, secretary, Braden Reed, treasurer, Jace Stucker, reporter, Olivia Lacey, sentinel, and Alyssa McCurdy, student council, are excited about getting the year started and have some incredible development activities for the chapter members and community planned for the upcoming year. Some of those activities include the annual organizational luau, SAE member tour, Seitz sales, elementary agriculture presentations, walk-in movie nights, highway cleanup, Ag Awareness Day, and a hunger awareness presentation and activity. Follow the chapter at the Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA website and Facebook/ for upcoming events.

Braden Reed, Cole Lacey, Jace Stucker, Wyatt Lingenfelter, Lindsey Johnson, Alyssa McCurdy, and Olivia Lacey get ready to depart for MdCV FFA’s annual officers retreat.

Information and photos thanks to MdCV FFA advisor Danny Rice.

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