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Nyssa FFA conquers Zoom to claim wins in district, state contests

Courtesy of Nyssa FFA.

NYSSA – Nyssa School District’s FFA chapter, a club that provides “leadership, personal growth, and career success training through agricultural education,” boasted several wins at the district and state level last fall despite the challenges of competing online through Zoom.

The group was particularly successful in the district soil judging event, during which both the beginning and advanced teams brought home first-place banners. The beginning team also placed second in dairy judging.

In addition to building community within Nyssa, the FFA also allows students to connect with networks across Oregon. The club received a visit from the national organization’s Oregon state officers via Zoom. The club also participated in the Oregon FFA Virtual Convention, during which the farm business management team won first place.

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