Wheaton FFA poultry team places fourth in state competition
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2023 – The Wheaton FFA Chapter placed fourth in the poultry evaluation career development event at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 47 teams in the competition.
The team members Hayden Royer, Sarah Holenda, Elijah Holenda, Bailee Gorman. Royer placed 8th, Holenda placed 20nd, Holenda placed 21st, and Gorman placed 31st out of 183 participants. The Wheaton FFA advisor is Cody Hendrix.
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 26,716 members representing 356 chapters. The national organization has more than 850,000 members representing 8,995 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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Pictured from front left are Advisor Cody Hendrix, Sarah Holenda, and Bailee Gorman. Pictured from back left are Hayden Royer and Elijah Holenda.