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New Mexico FFA members win at state contest

FFA students from around the state competed at the New Mexico FFA State Career Development Events April 6-9 in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University.


The members competed in a variety of events, including dairy cattle evaluation, agricultural mechanics and livestock evaluation. The first-place teams in each event will go on to compete at the national level in Indianapolis in October.

The Silver City FFA Chapter won first in the agricultural mechanics contest, with member James Jones winning high-point individual. Ryan McCauley won high-point in the wool contest.

The Artesia FFA Chapter placed first in the crop evaluation competition, with Shelby Burnett winning high-point individual. The chapter also placed first in the meats evaluation contest, with member Cade Hall winning high-point individual.

In the poultry evaluation and dairy cattle evaluation contests, the Texico FFA Chapter placed first. Fallon Scanlon was the high-point individual in the poultry contest.

The Dora FFA Chapter won first in dairy foods evaluation, with Gowan Hays receiving high-point individual. The chapter also placed first in entomology and pasture and range evaluation. Layni Breshears was the high-point individual in the pasture and range contest. Dora FFA received the production sweepstakes as well.

In the farm business management contest, the Clayton FFA Chapter won first. Mona Ahmed was the high-point individual.

The Las Cruces FFA Chapter won first in wildlife evaluation, with member Cody Howard receiving high-point individual. Joslyn Beard won high-point in the horse evaluation contest.

The Mesa Vista FFA Chapter placed first in floriculture, with Anna Baecker winning first place individually. The chapter also placed first in horticulture produce.

In the forestry contest, the Carlsbad FFA Chapter won first. Jessie Bass was high-point individual.

The Santa Rosa FFA Chapter won first in the homesite evaluation and livestock evaluation contests. Gary Agar was the high-point individual in the livestock contest. The chapter also received the horticulture production sweepstakes.

The Floyd FFA Chapter received first in land evaluation. Tess Nall was the high-point individual.

The Magdalena FFA Chapter placed first in landscape design, with member Nathan Apache winning high-point individual.

In the nursery landscape contest, the Las Vegas FFA Chapter won first. Cady Mathews was the high-point individual for the event.

The Tatum FFA Chapter placed first in horse evaluation. Dakota Stroud received high-point individual in homesite evaluation.

The Carrizozo FFA Chapter won first in the wool evaluation contest.

The Clovis FFA Chapter received the agricultural mechanics sweepstakes.

The junior high leadership sweepstakes went to the Dexter FFA Chapter.

Ryan Roberts of the Lovington FFA Chapter was high-point individual in entomology.

Skylar Starbuck of the Grady FFA Chapter received high-point individual in the dairy cattle evaluation.

Alicia Palomarez of the Corona FFA Chapter was the high-point individual in horticulture produce.