Jefferson FFA dairy foods team places second in state competition
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Jefferson FFA Chapter placed second in the dairy foods career development event at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 50 teams in the competition.
The team members include Aubrey Mattson, Andrea Riley, Matt Jermain and Memphis Bliley. Mattson placed sixth, Riley placed 12th, Jermain placed 15th and Bliley placed 157th out of 190 participants. The Jefferson FFA advisor is Jackie Carlson.
The participants in the competition taste-test milk samples for flavor, identify 14 different types of cheese, and use a scoring system to test milk products according to USDA standards. The hands-on portion of the event is combined with an intensive written examination.
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 25,626 members representing 353 chapters. The national organization has more than 735,000 members representing 8,817 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: Andrea Riley and Aubrey Mattson.