Palmyra FFA food science team wins state competition

Palmyra FFA food science team wins state competition


Katelyn McCoy: 417-763-8920
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2024 – The Palmyra FFA Chapter won the food science career development event at the 96th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.

Team members include Marissa Gottman, Wesley Summers, Ashton Lovegreen and Ava Fohey. Out of 92 participants, Gottman placed first, Summers placed second, Lovegreen placed 14th, and Fohey placed 26th. The Palmyra FFA advisors are Jemery Griesbaum and Amanda Haeberlin.

Food science teams are required to have an in-depth understanding of food product development, food presentation and food safety issues. Participants also use their sensory skills to solve problems and make sound decisions.

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 26,830 members representing 362 chapters. The national organization has more than 945,000 members representing 9,163 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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: Ashton Lovegreen, Wesley Summers, Marissa Gottman, Ava Fohey, Amanda Haeberlin(advisor)

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