Maize FFA Member Wins State FFA Creed Public Speaking Event

Brandon Carp

A member of the Maize FFA Chapter earned first place in the FFA Creed Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) during the 87th Kansas FFA State Convention opening ceremony, May 27, on Kansas State University’s campus.

Brandon Carp is this year’s FFA Creed Public Speaking winner and received a plaque and cash award. After being announced as the winner, he presented the FFA Creed to members and guests in attendance at the opening session of the Kansas FFA Convention Wednesday.

Carp will represent Kansas at the 2015 National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The creed speaking award is sponsored by Kansas FFA Alumni.

Presenting the five-paragraph FFA Creed from memory, members in grades 7 through 9 recite the creed and answer questions about its meaning. The event boosts confidence and develops the members’ ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner.

Photos are available upon request.

The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 8,850 agricultural education students in 176 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 610,240 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,665 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.