The Woodbury FFA chapter located at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, CT will be sending 11 state-winning CDE judging teams later in October to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY. Because the Woodbury FFA members won first place in 11 different state FFA judging contests during the past school year, there are 47 students from the Woodbury chapter who will attend the 87th National FFA Convention. In 2010, the Woodbury FFA chapter set a new national record of having 11 teams qualify for and compete at Nationals in the same year from the same chapter. This year, they tied their own national record, again placing first in 11 different Career Development Event Judging competitions during the 2013-2014 school year, qualifying them to compete nationally this fall in Louisville and compete against the best teams from each state in the country.
Thus, the Woodbury FFA Chapter is the only chapter in the nation, out of more than 7,300 FFA chapters and more than 620,000 FFA members nationwide, to be sending 11 teams to national competition in the same year. No other FFA chapter besides the Woodbury FFA has ever accomplished this feat in the 87 years the National FFA has existed.
The state-winning teams that are going to nationals are:
• Parliamentary Procedure
• Farm Business Management
• Dairy Judging Evaluation
• Milk Quality and Products
• Meats Evaluation
• Veterinary Science
• Novice Parliamentary Procedure
• Horse Judging
• Dairy Handling
• Food Science
The Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, CT is one of the largest and most successful agriscience programs in the state and the Woodbury FFA chapter has a long history of being one of the largest and most successful FFA chapters in the country.
For more information, please call Bill Davenport, agriscience program director at 203-266-4038.