FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown FFA sent a team of four to compete in the District 7 FFA Ag Sales Contest. The event was held at Amanda-Clearcreek High School.
Team members for Fredericktown were Ally Helmick, Kyrsten Andrews, Haley Rook and Jessica Small.
This event consists of a test, sales presentation and practicums. The test is a series of online questions regarding sales related topics, including the sales process, the role of sales in the agriculture industry, customer service and visual presentation of products.
For the sales presentation, members choose agricultural products and come up with a company that will be selling the items. They create an informational board and potentially other visual aids such as a business card, models of the objects being sold and appropriate paperwork. Each contestant has 12 minutes to present and attempt to sell their product to the judges.
The goal of participation in the competition is to teach students various marketing techniques that they can utilize in the future to become profitable. Teams are made up of four members and a team’s score is the compilation of all of the member’s individual scores.
The Fredericktown team took third overall in the district. Jessica Small took third place individually.