Nevada High School agriculture education department and FFA chapter will host the 2019 North Central District FFA proficiency judging, state FFA degree application review and district officer interviews. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, starting at 4:30 p.m. The district FFA advisors at the 2018 summer Iowa Association of Agriculture Educators conference selected Nevada High School agriculture education program and FFA. Kevin Cooper, Nevada FFA advisor, has logged many hours in preparation to host the February event.

FileMaker Pro software, an Internet-based data management software, has been installed on several computers at the high school. The software provides a platform for FFA advisors to enter their students’ proficiency applications, and results can be posted after judging. State FFA degree approval is also logged through the Iowa FFA FileMaker Pro database. After the district leadership contest in March of 2019, Cooper’s district advisor duties will include coordination and supervision of all district events, including COLT (chapter officer leadership training), livestock judging, soils evaluation and district contest in March 2020.

“This added responsibility is challenging, but a great way to support the education of students!” stated Cooper. North Central District FFA officers Alexis Berte and Anna Babcock have also assisted with planning for the February event.