Elsberry FFA food science and technology team wins state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Elsberry FFA Chapter won the food science and technology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 17 teams in the competition.
The team members include Lillian Jones, Kaitlin Tapley and Emma Brushwood. Jones was named top individual in the state, Tapley placed second and Brushwood placed fifth out of 62 participants. The Elsberry FFA advisors are Sarah Ray and Jason Vandivort.
The food science and technology CDE requires students to have an in-depth understanding of food product development, food presentation and food safety issues. Participants also use their sensory skills to solve problems and make sound decisions.
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 student 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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From left: Advisor Sarah Ray, Tapley, Jones and Brushwood