INDIANAPOLIS- Winners of the National FFA Marketing Plan Career Development Event (CDE) were announced on Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Ms. Donn Randall of Wyoming served as superintendent of this year’s event.
Members of the top four national winning teams received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the marketing plan event are sponsored by Bunge North America and The Context Network. Bunge North America takes great pride is sponsoring the Marketing Plan CDE. America’s youth are the lifeblood of agriculture’s future and we want to ensure it is in good hands.
The National FFA Marketing Plan CDE helps students practice and sharpen skills in marketing through the development and presentation of a marketing plan. The plan may focus on the introduction of a new agricultural product, supply or service or on improving marketing of an existing product, supply, or service. Each team competed against teams in their state for the privilege of participating in the national event.
The event, held at the Embassy Suites in Indianapolis, is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agriculture classes.
The National FFA Organization
National Event Winners - Marketing Plan 2017
Top Placing Teams
1st Place-- Oklahoma Maggie Martens, Ethan Sacket, and Addison Spicer, all of Fairview FFA
2nd Place-- Texas Alexis Ghormley, Camryn Frederick, and Joseph McIver, all of Madisonville FFA
3rd Place-- California Delaney Finnegan, Garrett Alford, and Benjamin Bellisario, all of O’Neals-Minarets FFA
4th Place-- Nebraska Jack Bauerle, Emma Ferguson, and Molly Luhrs, all of Imperial FFA
Team Emblems Listed
Gold Emblem Teams
O’Neals-Minarets FFA, CA; Imperial FFA, NE
Fairview FFA, OK; Madisonville FFA, TX
Silver Emblem Teams
Appoquinimink FFA, DE; Colquitt County FFA, GA
Ballard FFA, IA; North Fremont FFA, ID
Victor FFA, MT; West Rowan FFA, NC
Pinkerton Academy FFA, NH; Crater FFA, OR
Munford FFA, TN; Mount Nebo FFA, UT
Turner Ashby FFA, VA; Lind-Ritzville FFA, WA
Shullsburg FFA, WI; Buffalo FFA, WV
Ten Sleep FFA, WY
Bronze Emblem Teams
Buckeye Union FFA, AZ; Lebanon Regional FFA, CT
Olney FFA, IL; Tri-County FFA, IN
Mission Valley FFA, KS; Spencer County FFA, KY
Ruston FFA, LA; Norfolk FFA, MA
Catoctin FFA, MD; Branch Area Career Center FFA, MI
Triton FFA, MN; Silver Sage FFA, NV
Cuba-Rushford FFA, NY; Kimball FFA, SD