Ashland FFA poultry team places fifth in state competition

Ashland FFA poultry team places fifth in state competition


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2023 – The Ashland FFA Chapter placed fifth in the poultry evaluation career development event at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 47 teams in the competition.

The team members Ashley Sjostrand, Charlie Lewis, Olivia Dalton, Lauren Hammett. Sjostrand placed 12th, Lewis placed 15th, Dalton placed 22nd, and Hammett placed 24th out of 183 participants. The Ashland FFA advisors are Rebekah Hammett and Jeff Suthoff.

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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