Gilroy FFA’s Best Informed Greenhand team placed first in a competition against five other schools in Campbell. Photo courtesy of Gilroy FFA
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Eighteen Gilroy FFA members traveled to Westmont High School in Campbell on Nov. 19 to compete against five other schools at the annual Best Informed Greenhand and Cooperative Marketing competition.

The Marketing event seeks to effectively prepare the students with the practices and operations of Agricultural Cooperatives. Workers seeking careers in cooperative marketing must not only develop a high degree of knowledge and skill they must also develop the ability to solve difficult problems. This event blends the testing of manipulative skills and knowledge required for careers in operations and marketing. 

Members of the team include: Catarina Correia, Mackenzie Van Laar, Jacob Godwin, Lindsey Williams, Ari Rutman, Yesenia Garcia, Isabella Romero and Maribel Garcia. 

The team placed third overall, and Rutman received fourth high individual.

The objective of the Best Informed Greenhand contest is to understand the aims, purposes, history and structure of the local, state and national FFA student organizations and know the opportunities it makes available as referenced in the current National FFA Manual and State Constitution. This contest is for freshmen members only.

Members of our team include: Caitlyn Correia, Olivia Epps, Dylan Johnson, Santiago Trujillo Guerrero, Angel Caldera, Kendall Driscoll, Daniel Garamendi, Brady Reed, Mariana Lopez and Sawyer Tankersley. 

The team placed first overall, and Caitlyn Correia received first place high individual.

Maribel Garcia is the Gilroy FFA Reporter.

Gilroy FFA’s Cooperative Marketing team. Photo courtesy of Gilroy FFA
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