Submitted by Baker FFA Chapter Reporter, Melissa Foltz
Baker FFA members polished their skills in salesmanship, customer service, and job interviewing to prepare for the District Agriculture Sales Career Development Event, also hosted by the Baker FFA on Wednesday, December 9th. Ag Sales consists of multiple sections such as customer relations, telephone, prospecting, advertising, sales presentation, and job interview. FFA members worked through the separate practicums whether it was solving a problem for a customer, ordering products over the phone, or even reaching out to a potential customer. For some, this is a familiar experience, but for the greenhand teams, this is a brand new atmosphere. The Job Interview competition was held in conjunction with the District Ag Sales event. Sixteen individuals participated in this event and competed for the top six positions which will then move on to the districts in February. Throughout the day, the Baker FFA members were able to use their knowledge of not only sales but experience in agriculture as well. At the end of the competition-filled day, the Baker chapter brought home two second place banners for both the greenhand and advanced teams. Baker FFA members who participated were: (Job Interview) Melissa Foltz, Kourtney Lehmen, Morgan Scilacci; (Advanced Team) Jake Bobo, Ashley Brinton, Gussie Cook,Duncan Mackenzie, Lynsey Harris, Christian Oliver, Alicia Maldonado, Christina Maldonado, Delaney VanArsDall, Shaylee Villastrago; (Greenhand Team) Colton Anderson, Clay Christman, Quinn Coomer, Emma Finley, Reno Hammond, Lexie Harrell, Connor Lay, Hannah Metz, Kaden Sand, Paetyn Werner.
-1st Advertising: Shaylee Villastrago
-2nd Sales Presentation: Gussie Cook
-3rd Prospecting: Jake Bobo
-1st Advertising: Hannah Metz
-2nd Advertising: Kaden Sand
-1st Sales Presentation: Paetyn Werner
-2nd Sales Presentation: Lexie Harrell
-Kourtney Lehman and Melissa Foltz move on to districts in February.