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Chapman FFA Places Seventh in Milk Quality and Products CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Milk Quality and Products 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. Mr. Dave Snyder of Ohio served as superintendent of this year\'s event.

Chapman FFA placed seventh. Members of the team included Brittany Duer and Jessica Garrison who earned gold embelm rankings and Pierce Hayden and Taylor Lexow who 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 milk quality and products CDE is sponsored by Culver\'s, Dairy Farmers of America and Kraft Heinz Company.

The National FFA Milk Quality and Products CDE is a competitive event that allows students to prove their knowledge about the recognition, selection and management necessary for quality milk and dairy products. Participants must complete a written exam on milk production and marketing, evaluate milk samples for flavor and quality, identify cheeses and characteristics and complete milk acceptability tests in the team activity. Each team competed at local and state levels to earn the privilege to represent 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.

Top Placing Teams
7th Place—Kansas-- Brittany Duer, Jessica Garrison, Pierce Hayden, and Taylor Lexow, all of Chapman FFA

Gold Emblem Teams
Chapman FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Brittany Duer of Chapman FFA, KS
Jessica Garrison of Chapman FFA, KS

Silver Emblem Individuals
Pierce Hayden of Chapman FFA, KS
Taylor Lexow of Chapman FFA, KS

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