Elida FFA recently held its 59th annual parent-member banquet at the Old Barn Out Back, at which President Trent Long, left, presented an honorary chapter degree to Jeff Dawson of Morton Buildings. Dawson has worked with the agricultural science program through various chapter activities including the member auction, National FFA Week advertisement and has helped train members for career development events. The guest speaker was Brad Keenan who coordinates “Warrior Mode.” Warrior Mode promotes positive attitude when dealing with hardships in life. The Cooperative Education Team was recognized for placing eighth in the state contest. Team members were Mitchel Kamine, Halle Strayer, Trent Long, and Jessica Troyer. The Agricultural Engineering Team was also recognized for placing 4th in the state contest. Team members were Zac Siefker, Austin Etzler, Keaton Brenneman and Reggie McAdams.
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