DAYS OF AGRICULTURE EQUAL DAYS OF SUCCESS
Sutherlin FFA racked up the awards on May 5th and 6th at CDE Days held at the Oregon State University campus. CDE (Career Development Event) Days are two day taken out of the month of May each year for members to take part in different state-level competition events, including Food Science, Livestock Judging and Ag Communications. The competitions were not just for older students, but beginning ones, too. Envirothon is a competition including Soils, Forestry, Wildlife, Aquatics and a 5th rotational area (this year it was sustainable agriculture). Meats is where members Identify cuts of meat, and place classes of different cuts and carcasses. Developing a food product, determining problems in food, answering customer letters, and food safety is everything included in Food Science. Ag Communications is about telling the public about agriculture and agricultural issues (press releases, interviews, etc.) Livestock Judging is where people judge different animals based on their muscling, finish, and many other aspects. Vet Science is where members diagnose problems, identify breeds, proper vet technology and proper techniques. Although there was a lot of tough competition, Sutherlin did their best and it definitely paid off for all of their hard work. The Envirothon and Meats teams even qualified for national competitions coming up soon. Results: Envirothon: Advanced- 1st FFA 2nd Overall Beginning-2nd FFA Meats: Advanced- 2nd Overall Beginning- 5th Shaleen Allen- 4th High Individual Joe Matteo- 13th High Individual Livestock Judging: Advanced-10th/29th Beginning-7th/25th Esten Harrington -8th High Individual Ag Communications: 5th Team Sandra Cox 8th High Individual Food Science: 3rd Team Vet Science: 4th team Jesse Freeman- 11th High Individual Zach Miller- 14th High Individual About Sutherlin FFA: Sutherlin FFA is a student-led organization, and is part of the National FFA Organization. FFA teaches students leadership skills. It is an integral part of Agriculture Education, combining agriculture with high school curriculum, as well as teaching students the skills they will need for the rest of their lives. Sutherlin FFA strives to help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.