Centralia FFA horse evaluation and selection team places third in state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Centralia FFA Chapter placed third 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 Ella Holiman, Maelea Parrish, Christina Gronefeld and Jenna Hasekamp. Holiman placed second, Parrish placed ninth, Gronefeld placed 22nd and Hasekamp placed 27th out of 62 participants. The Centralia FFA advisors are Kelsay Bruns, Lori Lewis and Scott Stone.
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 are Gronefeld, Holiman and Haskamp
From back left are Parrish and Advisor Lori Lewis