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2018 Iowa FFA AG sales career development event

90th Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference

AMES – The Iowa FFA Ag Sales Leadership Event was held at Iowa State University, Ames, on Monday, April 23, 2018. Twelve individuals participated in this year’s Career Development Event (CDE). The purpose of this event is to prepare FFA members in developing skills and techniques important toward becoming successful salespersons of agricultural products. The Iowa FFA Ag Sales (Individual) CDE was made possible with support from Energy Panel Structures through the Iowa FFA Foundation. This year Osceola Big Chief FFA Sophomore, Devin DeVore, was honored to be one the top twelve in the state that advanced to the state competition. He created a sales presentation for the sale of cattle embryos. As he worked with various community members he learned the importance of thinking on his feet, because no two sales are the same. DeVore received a silver rating. DeVore stated, “This Ag Sales competition has developed my skills in sales and public relations and I will be able to directly apply to my future.”  Also at state convention Devin received a $1100 scholarship to attend Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. this summer. DeVore was also recognized as one of the top six sophmore students in the state during the Rising Star Award Ceremony. 

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