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Thurmond Takes 5th in State FFA Dairy Judging Event
web posted March 8, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The State FFA Dairy
Career Development Event was held in conjunction with the Spring Dairy
Show on Friday March 2 at Garrison Arena in Clemson, SC. Students from
all over the state gathered to showcase their skills in selecting
quality Dairy Cattle.
The contest tests students knowledge of the Dairy
Industry through taking a written exam, completing a sire selection
exercise, placing 4 classes of cattle, and defending their placing
through oral reasons. This year, students defended their placings on
classes of Holstein and Guernsey cattle.
Students from the Strom Thurmond FFA Chapter placed 5th in the event.
Team members include: Mills Dorn, Austin Fulmer, Rachel Litke and Ben
Rhor. Their Advisors are Dan Henderson & Darla Ste ele. Mills Dorn
was also a high individual overall at the contest.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of
America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members –
all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and
technology of agriculture – as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all
50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA
Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the
growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education.
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of
students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal
growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit
www.ffa.org for more information and follow us on Facebook, and Twitter
and FFA Nation.
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