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CCHS Future Farmers win in state competition


Members of the Cocke County High School FFA recently placed second in
Tennessee in a Chapter Challenge sponsored by Monsanto. On Thursday,
May 16, Randy Morgan, a Monsanto representative, presented the chapter
with a $1,000 prize for their honor. From left are Morgan, FFA President
Megan Wilds, FFA Vice-President Samantha Green, former FFA officers
Heath Smith and Seth Stokely, and FFA Advisor Mike Howerton.
Published: 8:07 PM, 05/17/2013 Last updated: 8:07 PM, 05/17/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Cocke County High School's Future Farmers of America chapter is $1,000 richer after club members placed second in Tennessee in a Chapter Challenge sponsored by Monsanto.

The contest included chapters in 16 states and promoted the awareness of the importance of agriculture within a community. To participate in the challenge, members are required to reach out to local agriculturalists and interview them.

Chapter members quiz their subjects about their history in the field of agriculture and determine why they have chosen this occupation.

Presenting the importance of agriculture to the community is a major goal the CCHS FFA chapter adopts on a yearly basis.

To learn more about the Cocke County FFA Chapter, visit

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