Thursday, October 4, 2012, Columbia FFA took two teams coached by Larry Henneke to the District Grasslands competition in Macon, Missouri. The team consisting of Sarah Darr (HHS), Lainyn Kerley (RBHS), Kira Kirk (RBHS) and Isabelle Mitchell (RBHS) finished first out of 12 teams. The team of Alan Perry (HHS), Grant Gould (RBHS), Kassie Rankin (HHS) and Andrew Yount (RBHS) finished second, with Alan Perry finishing first overall individually. The winning teams participated in events involving soil evaluation and adaptation, forage management for livestock, wildlife evaluation, and plant identification. The teams will now advance to the State contest held in Ashland, Missouri, on November 18.
|First Place team-Sarah Darr, Kira Kirk, Lainyn Kerley and Isabelle Mitchell|
|Second Place team-Alan Perry, Grant Gould, Kassie Rankin and Andrew Yount|