Van-Far FFA meats evaluation and technology team wins state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Van-Far FFA Chapter won the meats evaluation and technology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.
The team members include Ennis Childs, Cayden Caldwell, Devyn Keller and Hunter Scrogin. Childs was named top individual in the state, Caldwell placed 11th, Keller placed 28th and Scrogin placed 36th out of 88 participants. The Van-Far FFA advisors are Blaise Stuedle and Ashlee Waddell.
Participants in the event are required to complete comprehensive exams in meat selection, storage, cooking, nutrition and safety. They also are asked to perform activities involving mathematical formulas for making cost-efficient meat products. Competitors identify cuts of meat by species, retail trade name and prime cut identification.
Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, CDEs prepare student members for career success, 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 front left are Advisor Blaise Stuedle, Keller and Caldwell. Back from left are Scrogin and Childs.