Hermann FFA horse evaluation and selection team places second in state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Hermann FFA Chapter placed second in 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 Amelia Uthlaut, Kadyn Schmidt, Paige Schulte and Macy Bader. Uthlaut placed fifth, Schmidt placed eighth, Schulte placed 13th and Bader placed 50th out of 62 participants. The Hermann FFA advisors are Doug Ridder and Tracy Vedder.
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 left: Uthlaut, Schulte, Bader and Schmidt