Nevada FFA livestock team wins state competition

Nevada FFA livestock team wins state competition


Katelyn McCoy: 417-763-8920
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 18, 2024 – The Nevada FFA Chapter won the livestock evaluation career development event at the 96th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 59 teams in the competition.

Team members include Corbin Neil, Rhett Forkner, Esmerald Franklin and Bryson Morrison. Out of 224 participants, Neil placed sixth, Forkner placed eighth, Franklin placed 10th, and Morrsion placed 16th. The Nevada FFA advisors are Bryan Gast and Joshua Mareth. 

Participants in the contest evaluate beef, sheep and swine using performance records and physical appraisals. The team members present oral reasons on three of six classes they judged to defend and explain the placing of the class.

Sponsored by Star Labs, 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: Corbin Neil, Esmeralda Franklin, Rhett Forkner, Bryson Morrison

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