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Safety Glasses for Success
Safety Glasses for Success
Brealyn LaRue
Friday, February 28, 2020

      Friday, March 6th, the Big Timber FFA will be headed to Conrad for the annual Conrad Crops and Mechanics competition. This competition provides an opportunity for members of all experience levels to attend an event workshop and compete in specific Career Development Events (CDEs).
      The morning of the competitions, FFA members will attend an educational workshop where they will learn the rules of each event and how to successfully compete. The CDEs available at this competition are Agronomy, Mechanics, and Vet Science. New members are highly encouraged to participate in order to experience CDEs that may interest them without a high level of competitive pressure.
      After eating a lunch provided by the Conrad FFA Alumni, members will prepare to compete in their preferred CDEs. Contests typically last anywhere from 2 to 3 hours. Big Timber FFA advisor, Taylor Standley, describes her hopes for this year’s competition: “I hope that our students are able to go and first learn about the contests that they’re interested in so that they can gain deeper understanding and more confidence. Hopefully down the road they’ll be able to use that knowledge to further their skill set in that one area and become more interested and decide to continue doing it for the rest of their time at SGHS”. 
      Standley has specific goals for the chapter Mechanics team and single Vet Science competitor. She explains, “I have a couple different goals, the first one being for our Mechanics team to really dive into areas that they’re struggling with because they’re a team that has done really well this year. I would challenge them to set a goal to learn even more in the areas they’re most uncomfortable”. She also encourages her Vet Science student to learn as much as possible and to simply enjoy the experience. We wish our local FFA competitors luck as they continue to strive for success!