The Purdy FFA Dairy Team won at the state contest at the FFA Convention held in Columbia. Purdy sent four teams including, dairy cattle, equine science, knowledge and poultry. The dairy team consisting of Jake Beaty, Jake Henderson, Alex Mareth, and Jared Smith took first place. Robby Moody, Billie House, Jayse Henderson and Matthew Watson placed 15th in the knowledge contest; Doni Craig, Dillion Lowe, Deana Burch and Makayla Sullivan placed ninth in the equine science competition. Devon Bennett, Chelsea Mareth, Bailey Spears and Jacey Staponski received State FFA Degrees. Devon Bennett and Stephanie Kaiser received proficiency awards in landscape management and agricultural sales entrepreneurship. All students will be recognized at Purdy's Chapter banquet at 6 p.m. on May 4. The Purdy dairy team is pictured above. In the front, from left, are: Smith, Henderson, Beaty and Mareth. The students will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. for the national contest.