National convention

Letters: Help send Winters FFA to the National Convention

A Winters Express Letter to the Editor

Winters High School’s FFA Farm Sales Team placed first in the state competition and is now on its way to the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in late October! There, this four-person team, Joe Aguiar, Ava Skinner, Bianca Dyer Gonzalez and Allison Aguiar, will represent California at the highest level in the agricultural sales competition.

Ag Sales is a CDE (Career Development Event) that focuses on teaching students how to sell and market products, especially in the agricultural industry. The team competes in three parts: team, individual and written test. You have to perform well in all three components to win a top team, also known as first place.

The Winters High Ag sales team started in January. From there, they practiced and honed their skills to prepare for the state competition. They also held smaller-scale competitions, where they placed High Team in each competition. At the Concours d’Etat, they placed well in all categories, which led to them winning the High Team. This victory is what opened the door for them to attend and participate in the FFA national convention.

This is an amazing opportunity and unique experience for these Winters High School FFA students. We are launching a collection of donations at the national convention to help them pay their travel expenses. Please help us help them!

Donations can be made on our website under the Donation Drive tab, https://www.friendsofwintersffa.com/donationdrive or a check made out to “Friends of Winters FFA” can be mailed to: PO Box 369, Winters, CA 95694.

We are thrilled to be able to help support this amazing experience for our Winters High School FFA students and appreciate any support you can give us. They are thrilled to have this opportunity to not only compete at such a high level, but also to experience the FFA national convention and all it has to offer. Not only will they be representing California, but Winters will proudly wear their Winters FFA jackets at the convention.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions. You can also follow their journey on our Friends of Winters FFA Facebook page.

ELLIOTT HERRERA, CARI KEIFER, PETER MAGGENTI, JILL AGUIAR
Board of Directors of the Friends of Winters FFA