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posted Apr 8, 2019, 6:49 AM by Jeanne Craig   [ updated Apr 8, 2019, 6:54 AM ]
Walhalla FFA Places 10th in South Carolina FFA State Livestock Evaluation CDE

Members of the Walhalla FFA Chapter traveled to T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena on Friday, April 5th to compete in the Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event.

 Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. Students were required to work within teams to rank breeding and market classes of beef, goats, sheep and swine and give oral reasons to back up their decisions.

 Students participating in this CDE make accurate and logical observations of livestock, decide on the desirable traits in marketing and breeding livestock, and select and market livestock that will satisfy consumer demands and provide increased economic returns to producers.

 Understanding what makes a good market or breeding beef, sheep or swine is valuable knowledge for the decisions every livestock producer has to make. This CDE also encourages students to communicate proficiently, interpret data and work as a team — skills that translate into other career opportunities.

 Walhalla FFA placed 10th in the event. Team members included: Kanyn Bloodworth, Katlyn Fortson, Evan Justus, and Kaitlyn Moore. Katlyn Fortson finished as the 10th high overall individual out of the 75 contestants that participated. Josh McCall and Christopher Lunsford are the agricultural teachers and FFA advisors for the Walhalla FFA Chapter.

South Carolina agricultural education serves more than 12,000 students across the state. Students receive instruction in one of five different pathways within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster. The South Carolina FFA Association is comprised of over 7,000 members across the state. The mission of the SC FFA Association is to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. 

source: press release from SC Agricultural Education: 509 Westinghouse Rd., Pendleton, SC 29670

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Participants in the Livestock Evaluation 2019

Team members (Left to Right): Kaitlyn Moore (11th), Kanyn Bloodworth (9th), Katlyn Fortson (10th), Evan Justus (9th), and advisor Christopher Lunsford

Jeanne Craig,
Apr 8, 2019, 6:50 AM