Sandy FFA chapter tunes up skit for state competition

The skit spotlighted on-farm food safety regulations, including GlobalGAP and the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

Published on March 20, 2017 1:20PM

Last changed on March 20, 2017 3:42PM

From left, Kayley Anderson, Kadi Atiyeh, Fallon Marshall and Cailey Ellzey present the Sandy FFA Chapter’s Ag Issues skit Monday at the Capital Press in Salem. They were preparing to compete at the state FFA convention in Redmond.

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From left, Kayley Anderson, Kadi Atiyeh, Fallon Marshall and Cailey Ellzey present the Sandy FFA Chapter’s Ag Issues skit Monday at the Capital Press in Salem. They were preparing to compete at the state FFA convention in Redmond.

Anna Persell, left, makes a point as Kayley Anderson, Kadi Atiyeh and Fallon Marshall look on during the Sandy FFA Chapter’s presentation on federal and international food safety regulations Monday at the Capital Press in Salem.

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Anna Persell, left, makes a point as Kayley Anderson, Kadi Atiyeh and Fallon Marshall look on during the Sandy FFA Chapter’s presentation on federal and international food safety regulations Monday at the Capital Press in Salem.

Fallon Marshall, left, listens as Cailey Ellzey speaks during the Sandy, Ore., FFA chapter’s Ag Issues skit. They are preparing to compete at the state FFA convention this weekend in Redmond.

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Fallon Marshall, left, listens as Cailey Ellzey speaks during the Sandy, Ore., FFA chapter’s Ag Issues skit. They are preparing to compete at the state FFA convention this weekend in Redmond.

From left to right, Anna Persell, Jennifer Kitchen, Beulah Russell, Kayley Anderson, Kadi Atiyeh, Fallon Marshall and Cailey Ellzey present the pros and cons of international and national food safety regulations as they impact farmers.

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From left to right, Anna Persell, Jennifer Kitchen, Beulah Russell, Kayley Anderson, Kadi Atiyeh, Fallon Marshall and Cailey Ellzey present the pros and cons of international and national food safety regulations as they impact farmers.

From left, Anna Persell, Jennifer Kitchen and Beulah Russell take part in the Sandy, Ore., FFA chapter’s presentation of “The Conversation,” an Ag Issues skit on food safety regulations.

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From left, Anna Persell, Jennifer Kitchen and Beulah Russell take part in the Sandy, Ore., FFA chapter’s presentation of “The Conversation,” an Ag Issues skit on food safety regulations.

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Seven members of the Sandy, Ore., FFA chapter stopped by the Capital Press offices in Salem on Monday as they prepared to present their Ag Issues skit at the organization’s state convention this weekend.

The skit, called “The Conversation,” spotlighted on-farm food safety regulations, including GlobalGAP and the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, and offered opposing arguments between the international and national regulations and how they impact farmers.

“This issue of on-farm regulations was brought to our attention by a long-time area berry farmer,” said Becky Sintek, assistant to the Sandy FFA advisor.

Sophomore Kadi Atiyeh spoke on the issue last October and helped develop it into a skit, Sintek said.

In addition to Atiyeh, the following FFA members participated in the skit: Anna Persell, sophomore; Jennifer Kitchen, senior; Beulah Russell, senior; Kayley Anderson, senior; Fallon Marshall, sophomore; and Cailey Ellzey, junior.

The FFA chapter has also presented the skit to the Multnomah County Farm Bureau, Kiwanis Club, FFA alumni, Boring Grange and planned to present it to U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader’s staff.









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