About this story: Cambridge FFA students have been honing their ag knowledge and skills — everything from agronomy to trapshooting — to prepare for their futures following high school.

Cambridge FFA students have had a very successful first semester, according to chapter member Bradleigh Schaefer.

About this story: Cambridge FFA students have been honing their ag knowledge and skills — everything from agronomy to trapshooting — to prepare for their futures following high school.

Cambridge FFA students have had a very successful first semester, according to chapter member Bradleigh Schaefer.

“We have competed in many different Career Development Events,” she said. “Career Development Events are contests that FFA members compete in to test their skills learned through agricultural education instruction.

“We are very proud of our members’ accomplishments,” Schaefer said.

Section 3 Land Use

Wethersfield FFA hosted the contest.

Cambridge’s Greenhand team placed first overall, with five members in the top 10. They were Payton Catour, first; Bethany Haga, second; Colton Stahl, fifth; Annie Johnson, sixth, and Tatum Miller, eighth.

The varsity team placed second. Four members placed in the top 10, including Kaiden Vinavich, first; Lizzy Ratliff, fourth; Gage Miller, eighth, and Bree Olson, ninth.

Section 3 Forestry

The Galva chapter hosted the event.

Cambridge’s varsity team placed third overall. Riley Nelson placed fourth as an individual, and Austin Reed placed eighth overall.

Section 3 Agronomy

Black Hawk College, East Campus, Galva/Kewanee, hosted the event.

The Greenhand team from Cambridge placed first, with six individuals in the top 10. They were Colton Stahl, first; Annie Johnson, third; Jarrett Lund, fourth; Bethany Haga, sixth; Payton Catour, eighth, and Brant Casteel, 10th.

Cambridge’s varsity team took fourth overall. Danielle Adams placed eighth.

Section 3 Horse Judging

Black Hawk East held the event.

The Cambridge team of Carter Snook, Gage Miller, Bradleigh Schaefer and Austin Reed placed fourth overall.

Individuals placing in the top 10 were Austin Reed, fifth, and Carter Snook, 10th.

Section 3 Trapshoot and Archery

The Geneseo chapter hosted the trapshoot and archery contest.

Cambridge’s varsity team placed fifth overall for trapshoot, as well as first overall for archery. Gage Miller also placed first overall for varsity archery as an individual.

The junior varsity team placed second overall for trapshoot.

National Ag Sales

Cambridge was one of the 2016-17 state champion teams competing in the national ag sales contest at the FFA convention during OCtober in Indianapolis, Ind.

The ag sales team of Drake McDonough, Gage Miller, Bradleigh Schaefer and Alec Vinavich received a silver rating and 14th place out of 50 teams.

Section 3 Ag Sales

Black Hawk East hosted the event.

The team of Riley Nelson, Sierra Brown, Austin Reed and Tanner Coziahr placed first overall. Each placed first in their individual sales calls.

District 1 Ag Sales

Cambridge’s Riley Nelson, Sierra Brown, Austin Reed, and Tanner Coziahr placed first as a team, and each placed first in their individual rooms.

State Ag Sales

Parkland College, Springfield, hosted the state contest.

Riley Nelson, Sierra Brown, Austin Reed and Tanner Coziahr placed second and qualified for nationals in the marketing plan contest.