Members of the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter in Sleepy Eye were one of 38 teams participating in the National FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE).
The event was held in conjunction with the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. The team, led by advisor Mary Hoffmann, was awarded a Gold emblem.
Members also competed for individual awards with 142 other participants. Jamie Fisher received a Gold emblem, Tianna Cselovszki received a Silver emblem, Matthew Miller received a Silver emblem, and Brandon Roiger received a Gold emblem.
The National Poultry Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests the participant's ability to select top quality poultry and poultry products needed for successful production and marketing. Event participants must complete a written exam on poultry management, evaluate classes of live birds for eggs and meat production, evaluate quality of eggs, and evaluate and identify parts and products. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.
The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the poultry evaluation event are sponsored by Newly Weds Foods, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc. and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Josie Schieffert of the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter was one of 48 participants in the National FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event (CDE). Josie was awarded a Bronze emblem.
The top four individuals received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the Creed speaking event is sponsored by CHS as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The National FFA Creed Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to present the National FFA Creed in a competitive setting.
Members deliver the Creed from memory and respond to three questions. The event gives FFA members the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner.
The event, held at the Hyatt Hotel in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.