The Taylorville FFA Chapter recently had the privilege to participate in the 2022 Section 16 Agricultural Sales CDE in Sullivan, Illinois. Taylorville competed against 11 other schools in a battle for the top position.
The Ag Sales team consisted of four people Jay Bliler, Lacey DeClerck, Cole Paulek, and Waylon Paulek. Each member was responsible for conducting an individual sales pitch for marketing different types of cattle feed supplements. The group also presented a team activity that showcased their teamwork skills and ability to look and act professionally in the agriculture business world. With extraordinary talents in hand, they brought home high spirits and a first-place team score. Team members that finished first in their division were Lacey DeClerck and Waylon Paulek, while Jay Bliler and Cole Paulek finished 2nd in his division. The team advances on to the District competition in November at Lakeland College. “The team worked very hard over the past three years and the group had excellent dynamics for this event. We are excited about their potential at the District level.” says advisor Sue Schafer.
Photo: left to right- Taylorville FFA Champion Ag Sales Team Jay Bliler, Cole Paulek, Lacey DeClerck, Waylon Paulek