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The IWHS FFA agronomy team consists of Kaiden Pratt, Noah Wilwohl, Macy Tippie, Justin Kuipers, and advisor Sara Jane Caise.

Iroquois West High School’s FFA agronomy team placed fifth in the nation at its national agronomy career development event.

The team includes Kaiden Pratt, Noah Wilwohl, Macy Tippie and Justin Kuipers, and the FFA advisor is Sara Jane Caise.

“I’m thrilled,” Caise said. “They worked hard and are passionate, even if it’s not an area they plan on pursuing as a career.”

The agronomy portion of the convention is crop science, soil and plants — “how to use the land”, she said.

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