Carson’s Story gets silver at National FFA Convention

CHS senior Parker Story walks a dairy cow at the FFA National Competition Oct. 27.

CHS senior Parker Story walks a dairy cow at the FFA National Competition Oct. 27.

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Normally known for his athletic prowess, Carson High School senior Parker Story earned a silver placement for dairy handling at the National Future Farmers of America competition in Indianapolis on Oct. 27.

Story has been a member of Arrowhead Livestock 4-H for more than 10 years and started showing dairy cows, pigs, sheep and steers at an early age. When he was a freshman at CHS, he joined Capitol FFA and took Agricultural Animal Science 1 & 2, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Mechanics 1 & 2 and is currently in Agricultural Advance Studies.

In May, Story showed Tedra, his 4-year-old dairy cow, at the Nevada Junior Livestock Show as a Capitol FFA member. He competed in dairy cow quality and showmanship. His dairy cow was the 2022 Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Cow and Story won the Dairy Handler Competition, which allowed him the honor of competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this past October.

According to the National FFA Convention’s website, the National FFA Convention and Expo is all about growing the next generation of leaders.

“Parker is passionate about so many things,” said Josh Billings, vice principal at CHS and director of the CTE program. “Whether it is sports or farming or ranching, he has huge potential in whatever career he ends up deciding to do.”

More than 69,500 FFA members and supporters from across the country celebrated agriculture and agricultural education during the three-day national convention.

Those who attended the convention participated in general sessions hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium, were inspired by their peers as they were recognized for their accomplishments and heard from keynote speakers.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 850,000 student members as part of 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Story’s plans after graduation this coming June is to attend college, completing a certificate or a degree program in agricultural mechanics, beef production or ranch management.


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