Special to The Messenger

NACOGDOCHES – The Grapeland FFA Agriculture Issues team competed in the Area IX Leadership contest at SFA on Thursday, Nov. 15. The team placed first and advances to the State contest at Sam Houston State University on Dec. 1.

The team members are J D Martin, Taylor Pennington, Mark Hanna, Madilyn McCombs, Bryan Perez, and Stacy Perez.

The Ag Issues team from Onalaska finished second and will also advance to the state competition.