This week 32 members of the Osceola FFA Chapter participated in a Career Development Day at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. Over 1,100 FFA members from across South Central Iowa showcased their skills, met new friends, talked with colleges, and proudly represented agriculture. Congratulations to the following teams:
Advanced Livestock - 7th overall out of 26 teams, Colby Wilken placing 9th out of 78 contestants, Hunter and Sydney Garrett.
Students had to evaluate 7 classes of swine, cattle, sheep, and goats. Then they individually presented their placings to a judge.
Novice Livestock - 4th overall and 16th overall out of 104 teams, Ryleigh Luce placing 4th out of 335, Carter McCann 18/335, Kacey Boyer 21/335, Kelli McAfee 25/335, and Madi Sandel 30/335, Allyson Abbas, Dean Spalding, Jarius Davis, Alivia Bakley, Clay Allen. These students also had to evaluate 7 classes of swine, cattle, sheep, and goats. Then they answered a series of questions about the classes.
Soils Evaluation - Elayna Irving, Jackson Hoag, Riley Domina, and Riley Smith. These students evaluated soil profiles, soil texture, and slope of two different soil pits located at East Lake.
Horse Evaluation - 11th out of 44 teams Jessinda Davenport 16th out of 129 contestants, Osten Blevins 26/129, Shayla Hembry, Sophia Hicks, Kaitlyn Halsband. These FFA members evaluated seven different classes of horses and answered a series of questions.
Vet Science - 12th out of 39 teams Kiaya Dunbar placed 13th out of 118 contestants, Olivia Franklin, Chialyn Beydler. This group identified breeds of animals, parasites, vet tools, and labeled anatomy of various animals. They also took a knowledge test and demonstrated a Vet based skill.
Dairy Milk Evaluation - Ely Crawford, Konrad Boyer, Micheal Galvez, and Tyler Binning. This group evaluated milk and dairy products for flavoring, milk fat content, and also took a marketing test.
FFA Knowledge - Breanna Selsor - She completed a 100 question test over FFA history.
Nathan Manternach and Devin DeVore helped as District Officers organize the day.
Thanks to everyone from our community that helped make this day a success!