The South Effingham Middle School FFA Livestock Team recently placed second in the State FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event held March 28 at Livestock Arena in Athens. Team members include Dylan Hodges, Miranda Bucy, Megan Riner and Kayla Kerns.
The Livestock Judging Career Development Event allows agricultural education students the opportunity to make accurate observations of livestock, determine the desirable traits in animals, make logical decisions based on their observations, and discuss and defend those decisions. Participants place classes of breeding and market beef, sheep and swine, and then give oral reasons to the judges as to why they placed each class as they did.
FFA is a national organization of over 449,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
LeeAnne Auldridge is South Effingham Middle School’s FFA advisor. The Livestock Judging Career Development Event is sponsored by the Georgia FFA Foundation.