Centralia FFA wins Swine Facility Management Contest

Centralia FFA wins Swine Facility Management Contest


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: [email protected]
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2023 – The Centralia FFA Chapter won the Swine Facility Management Contest at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention. The Centralia FFA Chapter advisors are Lori Lewis, Scott Stone, and Rylee Williamson.

The Swine Facility Management Contest tested participants in multiple areas of swine production including feeding principles, water quality, facility management, and record keeping. The event is based on the principles of We Care, Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus, and Transportation Quality Assurance (TQA) to ensure producers are raising pigs in a safe environment and train youth in all skills that translate to careers in the swine industry.

Teams visited the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Swine Research Farm to evaluate an operational swine facility. Students completed a written exam, then moved through six stages in and around the facility to evaluate procedures.

The Missouri Pork Association sponsored the award.

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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