The ninth annual Colts Classic Career Development Event was held on February 14th at the University of Arkansas Cossatot campus in De Queen.
Over 700 high school students competed in agricultural competitions. Thirty-four schools from Arkansas and one school from Missouri participated in the event to promote the study of careers in agriculture.
FFA members from Mena, Acorn, Mount Ida, and Waldron schools were among the students competing at the event.
Mena students finished second in the Nursery and Landscape division. Acorn FFA finished second in the Ag Mechanics category. Mount Ida students took second in Farm Business Management and third in the Horse division. Waldron FFA claimed third place in the Milk Quality and Products category.
The event gave high school students the chance to learn about careers in agriculture and develop skills to be successful in these careers.
The Acorn FFA chapter was represented at the Colt’s Classic FFA contests at UA Cossatot in DeQueen. The Acorn Ag. Mechanics team placed in second place. The team are Caleb Reynolds, Brady Lyle, Nathan Watts, Kacey Head, Keelan Allen, Damien Pool and Brady Hair. Caleb Reynolds had the 4th highest individual score. Submitted photo.
The Acorn Electricity team placed 6th. The team members are Brody Webb, Jacob Moore, Bradlee Bissell, and Raymond Hannaman. Submitted photo