SHS FFA competes at dairy eventPublished 9:07pm Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Beaufort County Schools
The Southside High School Future Farmers of America participated in the 2012 North Carolina FFA State Dairy Evaluation Event on Nov. 14-15 in Rowan County. Team members in the senior event included Macy Paramore, Samantha LoRe, Ka’Shaun Harvey and Austin Woolard, while team members in the junior event included Jasmin Ayers, Graham Ayers and Kimmy Ange. The FFA adviser at SHS is Joshua Singleton.
At the state event, participants are scored based on how well they apply dairy cattle evaluation skills learned in the classroom. Each team evaluates six classes of dairy cattle and defends the reasoning behind their evaluations to a panel of judges. Participants also complete a written test and work collaboratively to select appropriate herd composition. Successful completion of these activities requires a good understanding of both animal science and herd management skills.
The highest scoring team in the state event is eligible to compete in the national FFA event at the National FFA Convention in 2013. The top three teams and high scoring individual will be recognized during the 85th North Carolina FFA State Convention in Raleigh on June 18-20, 2013.
This event is one of 43 different career development events offered to North Carolina FFA members on the state level. The North Carolina Dairy Youth Foundation sponsors the North Carolina FFA Association Dairy Evaluation Career Development Event.
The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of 15,301 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 242 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.
For more information, visit www.ncffa.org.