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Santanta FFA Chapter Places Ninth in Meat Evaluation CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Benjy Mikel of Kentucky served as superintendent of this year\\\'s event.

The Santanta FFA Chapter placed ninth as a team at this year’s event. Team members include Adrian Longoria and Clinton Stalker who received gold emblem rankings and Kyle Abernathy and Austin Brown who received 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 event are sponsored by Cargill Meat Solutions, Hormel Foods Corporation, Kraft Heinz Company - Oscar Mayer Division, and Tyson Foods, Inc. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

The National FFA Meats Technology and Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests students\\\' skills and competencies in evaluating and identifying meat carcasses and products. Event components include a general knowledge exam; beef carcass evaluation; identification of wholesale and retail cuts of beef, lamb, and pork; quality and yield grading of beef carcasses; a team meat merchandising event; and solving of a meat formulation problem. Each team has competed on the local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

This event, held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real- life situations. 

Top Placing Teams
9th Place—Kansas-- Kyle Abernathy, Austin Brown, Adrian Longoria, and Clinton Stalker, all of Satanta FFA 

Gold Emblem Teams
Satanta FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Adrian Longoria of Satanta FFA, KS
Clinton Stalker of Satanta FFA, KS

Silver Emblem Individuals
Kyle Abernathy of Satanta FFA, KS
Austin Brown of Satanta FFA, KS

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