Columbia FFA poultry team wins state competition

Columbia FFA poultry team wins state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Columbia FFA Chapter won the poultry evaluation career development event at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 48 teams in the competition.

The team members include Jack Malone, Gentry Duncan, Hayden Duncan and Emily Zimmerschied. Malone was named top individual, Gentry placed second, Hayden placed fifth and Zimmerschied placed tenth out of 182 participants. The Columbia FFA advisors are Sherie Rodekohr, Austin DeHaven, Taylor Howell, Kevin Duncan, Jacob Rahmer and Matthew Praiswater.

The poultry teams evaluate, identify and present their findings on live production hens, ready-to-cook turkeys, processed poultry products, cartons of eggs and broiler parts. In addition, a multiple-choice test and a problem-solving section on poultry management and production are included in the scoring.

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 25,626 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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