Clinton FFA horse evaluation and selection team wins state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Clinton FFA Chapter won the horse evaluation and selection career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 17 teams in the competition.
The team members include Caroline Wagoner, Alana Alexander, Riley Heerdink and Camryn Kemper. Wagoner was named top individual in the state, Alexander placed 11th, Heerdink placed 15th and Kemper placed 21st out of 62 participants. The Clinton FFA advisor is Tanner Robertson.
Contestants evaluated eight classes of horses for performance and conformation and presented oral reasons on two of the eight classes judged. In addition, the students competed as a team in a problem-solving activity over equine science selection, management and production. Through this event, students become acquainted with current market and industry trends.
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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From front left: Wagoner, Kemper, and Alexander
From back left: Heerdink and Advisor Tanner Robertson