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Weddington FFA places in State FFA Event in Raleigh

Weddington FFA places in State FFA Event in Raleigh

The Weddington FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Even on March 13, 2019, at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The team placed 23rd out of 91 teams! Team members included Emily Qureshi, Jacob Atkinson, Michael Rinaldi, Seth Pittman, Krya Busch and Camden Heiser. Their Advisor is Andy Nelson

During this event, students evaluate production, processing, and merchandising phases of the poultry industry as well as identify various industry components. They are also tested on the application of sound management practices. Participants evaluate live birds, present oral reasons, and place a class of ready-to-cook broilers. In the processing and merchandising phase of the event, students select and grade ready-to-cook turkeys, processed products, and cartons of eggs.

This event is one of 43 different career development events offered to North Carolina FFA members on the state level. Perdue, Inc., Zoetis, Barnhardt Farms, Wilkes Community College Poultry Management, Rose Acre Farms, and the NC Egg Association, with in-kind support from the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University, sponsor the State Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event.

The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of 19,400 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture with 342 local chapters across the state. 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. Visits www.ncffa.org for more information.