Sweet Springs FFA livestock evaluation team places second in state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Sweet Springs FFA Chapter placed second in the livestock evaluation career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 25 teams in the competition.
The team members include Cole Murphy, Kynleigh Fuehring, Grant Knipmeyer and Keegan Brewer. Murphy placed third, Fuehring placed 12th, Knipmeyer placed 15th and Brewer placed 45th out of 88 participants. The Sweet Springs FFA advisors are Kristen Fenner and Brent Niemeyer.
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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From left are Brewer, Murphy, Fuehring and Knipmeyer.