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Jensen Earns Gold, Pike Valley Silver in Livestock Evaluation CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) were announced on Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Dr. John Rayfield with Texas A & M Universit served as superintendent of the event.

The Pike Valley FFA Chapter earned a silver emblem ranking.  Team members include Casey Jensen who earned a gold emblem ranking individually and Ben Jensen, Mason Runft, and Payton Runft who all earned silver emblem rankings.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the livestock evaluation event are sponsored by Bayer Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

The National FFA Livestock CDE is a competitive event that tests the student\'s ability to select and evaluate livestock. Event components include eight evaluation classes of beef, sheep, swine, and goats; oral placement reasons on four classes; and a written exam on livestock production. A team activity, utilizing reproductive and marketing information, demonstrates the teams¶ livestock selection ability. Each team in the event competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

This event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

Silver Emblem Teams
Pike Valley FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Casey Jensen of Pike Valley FFA, KS

Silver Emblem Individuals
Ben Jensen of Pike Valley FFA, KS
Mason Runft of Pike Valley FFA, KS
Payton Runft of Pike Valley FFA,

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