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(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

The Artesia FFA had a successful trip to the 2016 State Career Development judging contests in Las Cruces last week.

The Farm Business Management team — comprised of Cooper Hall, Maegan Lemon, Dana Thalman and Emily Weddige — and the Wool team — comprised of Teagan Archer, Hall, Ty Mitchell and Donna Solt — both brought home first-place finishes and qualified to compete at the FFA National Convention in October in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Horse team — made up of Alexis Benton, Solt, Alexandr Thompson and Hannah Vega — the Livestock team — Kellan Bennett, Kyler Bowerman, Chance Mitchell and Ty Mitchell — and the Wildlife team — Emma Casey, Gracelyn Casey, Bowerman and Lauren Johnson — took second place in their respective competitions.

The Dairy Cattle team — McKinah Gwynne, Lemon, Chance Mitchell and Thalman — and the Meats team — Archer, Madison Callaway, Mitchell and Mitchell — took third place in their respective competitions.

Thalman and Ty Mitchell placed first individually in Farm Business Management and Wool respectively, Solt placed second in both Horses and Wool, and Chance Mitchell placed second in Dairy Cattle. Archer was third in Wool, Hall placed fourth in Wool, and rounding out the top five were Hall with fifth in Farm Business Management, Chance Mitchell with fifth in Meats, and Bowerman with fifth in Wildlife.