The Louisa-Muscatine FFA Chapter was named Reserve State Champions in the 2021 Iowa FFA Nursery Landscape Career Development Event held at Kirkwood Community College on Tuesday, June 8th. The team of Owen Schreiner, Brelynn Randall, Kendal Pugh, and Bryar Runnells placed 2nd overall. Owen Schreiner was named the 2nd place individual overall in the state contest, Kendal Pugh was named 4th place individual, Bryar Runnells was the 8th place individual, and Brelynn Randall was the 9th overall in the contest. The team had to identify landscape plants, tools, pests, and diseases; complete a general knowledge exam over the nursery production and landscape industries; complete a landscape estimation practicum, operate landscape equipment, and layout a brick paver patio for installation.
The Louisa-Muscatine FFA Floriculture team of Ashton Coder, Lily Riggan, and Haley Wakeland placed 7th in the State FFA Floriculture Event held on June 8th at Kirkwood Community College. Ashton Coder was named the 8th place overall individual, and Haley Wakeland placed 9th overall in the contest. The team had to create several floral designs for a small wedding; identify indoor plants, bedding plants, and cut flowers; complete two problem solving practicums over floral and greenhouse production, individually each member made a corsage, and they completed a general knowledge exam over the floral and greenhouse industries.
Submitted by Ashton Coder: Louisa-Muscatine FFA Reporter