Meats evaluation team takes third at state

Posted May 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

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The El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter placed third in the FFA Meats Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 48 teams in the competition.

The team members include Dennis Floyd, Claire Silvers, Morgan Sumner and Tyler Janes. Floyd placed fourth, Silvers placed 11th, Sumner placed 18th and Janes placed 51st out of 186 competitors. The El Dorado Springs FFA advisors are Brett Neil and Courtney Poirot.

Participants in the event are required to complete comprehensive exams in meat selection, storage, cooking, nutrition and safety. They also are asked to perform activities involving mathematical formulas for making cost-efficient meat products. Competitors identify cuts of meat by species, retail trade name and prime cut identification.

Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, CDEs prepare student members for career success, engage student learning and make a real connection to lifetime goals.

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.

MEATS TEAM TAKES THIRD AT STATE – Pictured front, from left are Dennis Floyd, Morgan Sumner and Tyler Janes; FFA Advisor Brett Neil and Claire Silvers.