Troy FFA livestock evaluation team wins state competition

Troy FFA livestock evaluation team wins state competition

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Troy FFA Chapter won the livestock career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 25 teams in the competition.

The team members include Tate Bruns, Bailey Shields, Aiden Hoyt and Jordan Shields. Bruns was named top individual in the state, Shields placed fifth, Hoyt placed tenth and Shields placed 14th out of 88 participants. The Troy FFA advisors are Rob Calvin, Matt McCrory and Elizabeth Utterback.

Participants in the contest evaluate beef, sheep and swine using performance records and physical appraisals. The team members present oral reasons on three of six classes they judged to defend and explain the placing of the class.

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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