Savannah FFA dairy foods team wins state competition

Savannah FFA dairy foods team wins state competition


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SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Savannah FFA Chapter won the dairy foods career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.

The team members include Morgan Heckman, Maddelyn Graves, Olivia Matthews and Brookelyn Graves. Heckman was named top individual in the state, Graves placed fourth, Matthews placed 18th and Graves placed 27th out of 88 participants. The Savannah FFA advisors are Jessica Aeschliman and Jeff Baumann.

The participants in the competition taste-test milk samples for flavor, identify 14 different types of cheese, and use a scoring system to test milk products according to USDA standards. The hands-on portion of the event is combined with an intensive written examination.

Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this CDE is one way the FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage students in learning and make a real connection to lifetime goals.

The Missouri FFA has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Front from left are Heckman, Brookelyn Graves and Matthews. 

Back from left are Maddelyn Graves and Advisor Jeff Baumann. 

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