Polk County FFA participated in NC FFA poultry elevation career development event

Published 6:47 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014

Caleb Brown, Jamie Greene, Brianna Dill, and Hunter Hilbig  (photo submitted by Ashley Scoggins Gilbert)

Caleb Brown, Jamie Greene, Brianna Dill, and Hunter Hilbig (photo submitted by Ashley Scoggins Gilbert)

The Polk County FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event on March 19, 2014, at NC State University. Team members include Caleb Brown, Jamie Greene, Brianna Dill and Hunter Hilbig. Their FFA Advisor is Ashley Gilbert. Their team placed nineteenth of 74 teams, coming in third place for the Pisgah View Federation.
During this event students evaluated production, processing, and merchandising phases of the poultry industry as well as identified various industry components. They are also tested on the application of sound management practices. Participants evaluated live birds, presented oral reasons, and placed a class of ready- to-cook broilers. In the processing and merchandising phase of the event, students selected and graded ready-to-cook turkeys, and processed products and cartons of eggs.
This eve nt is one of 43 different career development events offered to North Carolina FFA members on the state level. Perdue Farms Inc., with in-kind support from the Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University, sponsors the State Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event.
The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of 20,015 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 259 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. Visit www.ncffa.org for more information.

– article submitted
by Ashley Scoggins Gilbert

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