Washington FFA Chapter wins 2013 State FFA Livestock Career Development Event
The Washington FFA Chapter was named the Champion Team in the annual Iowa FFA Livestock Career Development Event held at Iowa State University in Ames on Aug. 24, 2013. Members of the first-place team included McKenna Brinning, Sarah Greiner, Lexi Marek, and Macy Marek. Their agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor is Duane Van Winkle. They will represent Iowa at the National Livestock Career Development Event at Louisville, Ky., in October. Macy Marek, Washington FFA Chapter, was named the High Individual Overall in the competition.
The FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event provides an opportunity for FFA members to display their agricultural knowledge and skills in the area of livestock evaluation. Activities included placing breeding and market classes of beef, swine, and sheep; grading classes of beef, swine, and sheep; and oral reasons classes. There were 172 members participating from 49 chapters.
Top 10 Individuals and their FFA chapter:
Macy Marek of Washington, Ben Weis of St. Ansgar, Sarah Greiner of Washington, Austin Rohrs of South O'Brien, Alex Irlbeck of Carroll, Lexi Marek of Washington, Olivia Bisbee of St. Ansgar, Eric Koehlmoos of South O'Brien, Matt Levan of St. Ansgar, and Mathias Peters of Bellevue.