Silex FFA meats evaluation and technology team places second in state competition
SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Silex FFA Chapter placed second in 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 Natalie Kientzy, Maddy Hall, Landon White and Sara Grateke. Kientzy placed second, Hall placed sixth, White placed 25th and Grateke placed 46th out of 88 participants. The Silex FFA advisor is Sean O’Brien.
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 left are Kientzy, White, Grateke and Hall.