For the fourth time in chapter history, Paris FFA has won the Ag Issues Forum state title. The seven juniors on the team tackled an issue that is facing many rural communities including their own: access to high-speed internet. Carlee Long and Kendall Mason say they explored the prospect of their local electric cooperative installing broadband fiber across their service area.
Long and Mason noted that their project included a survey commissioned by a member-owner of Consolidated Electric.
Also on the Paris Ag Issues Forum team are Morghan Crain, Gracie Hatton, Makayla Hayes, Andi Holmes, and Emma Morgan. The team will refine their presentation and materials ahead of the National FFA Convention this fall in Indianapolis.