Irmo Future Farmers Win District Meet

The Irmo team of Future Farmers of America with 5,409 points, won first place in the annual District 3 FFA crop and live stock judging contest held Friday at the State hospital farms.

Jack Reynolds of Columbia high school made the highest individual  score with a total of 1,957 out of a possible 2,400 points.

In the team contest Blaney, with 5,401 points, was second, and Gilbert, 5,378 points, was third. Lexington was fourth, Camden, fifth, and Columbia sixth.

Fred Cunningham of Camden was a close second in the individual scoring honors with 1,956 points.

Irmo was awarded a loving cup and Mr. Reynolds received a medal.

Thirty-two teams with three members each, totaling 93 boys, competed.

The three high teams, Irmo, Blaney and Gilbert, will go to Clemson May 11 to compete with teams from four other districts in the state. The winner will represent South Carolina in the national contest to be held in Kansas City in October.

Twelve classes of stock and crops were judged in Friday’s contest and all boys entered were members of vocational schools.

1940.04.28 - Irmo Future Farmers Win District Meet
April 28, 1940 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 13

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