The Weston-McEwen High School FFA recently hosted Agricultural Sales for the Blue Mountain FFA District. Chapters from Hermiston, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Echo, Stanfield, McLoughlin and Heppner FFA chapters brought teams to compete. Weston-McEwen Advanced Ag Sales won first place and will be moving on to compete at the state level in Redmond, Oregon.
Agricultural Sales is an event that teaches students soft skills like shaking hands, handling customer complaints and making small talk with people they just met. According to Ashley Florence, FFA Advisor at Weston-McEwen, “this is a very valuable set of skills that will help students with employment and college readiness in the future.”
This event would not have been possible without the community members who volunteered their time to judge, said Florence. More than 20 judges took time away from their jobs, families and businesses to help FFA students. “We would like to give them a big shout out for giving their time to this event,” Florence said.
Photo 1: Pictured are the Weston-McEwen Beginning and Advanced Ag Sales Teams and Weston-McEwen FFA Volunteers.
Photo 2: The Weston-McEwen Advanced Ag Sales Team. From left: Ellie Scheibner, Cloe Davis, Tessa Irvine, Jazlynne Whitehorn.