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Tarleton to welcome 1,100 FFA members for leadership events

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is set to welcome more than 1,100 high school FFA members Oct. 29 as part of the annual Tarleton Invitational Leadership Development Event (LDE) contests.

Organizers expect this year’s LDE to be the largest in Tarleton’s history, said Dr. Rudy Tarpley, head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences. Students will travel to Stephenville from 50 schools across the state of Texas to compete in 12 LDEs hosted by the college and its Collegiate FFA chapter.

Teams and individual FFA members use the Tarleton Invitational LDEs as an opportunity to hone their knowledge and skills prior to their respective district competitions, as well as the area and state qualification contests scheduled for November.

Events at this fall’s LDE contest include: Ag Issues Forum, Agricultural Advocacy, Greenhand Chapter Conducting, Greenhand Creed Speaking, Greenhand Quiz, Greenhand Skills, Public Relations, Radio Broadcasting, Senior Chapter Conducting, Senior Creed Speaking, Senior Quiz and Senior Skills.

For more information on this and future FFA or 4-H events, contact Dr. David Frazier at 254-968-9202 or email frazier@tarleton.edu.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye
254-968-9460
mogonye@tarleton.edu

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