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Colfax FFA team seventh at the National FFA convention


November 7, 2019

Cotton Booker; Michael Heitstuman; Gunnar Aune; Perry Imler

Colfax FFA Agricultural Sales Team was seventh in the nation, with Gunnar Aune being a top three contestant. Pictured Left to right, Cassidi Shindler, Cotton Booker, Instructor Michael Heitstuman, Gunnar Aune and Perry Imler.

In May of 2019, five Colfax FFA members qualified for nationals by winning events during Washington FFA State Convention in Pullman. Cole Baerlocher was Washington's Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event winner and the Agricultural Sales team consisting of Gunnar Aune, Cotton Booker, Perry Imler and Cassidi Shindler also placed first. All members had the opportunity to represent Washington State FFA at the national level.

In Indianapolis, Ind., Baerlocher presented a speech on a "Farm to School Movement" where he discussed our nation's need to incorporate fresh, locally grow...

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