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May 12, 2014

Amber-Pocasset FFA Captures Second at State FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event

— STILLWATER — Members of the Amber-Pocasset FFA Chapter won second-place honors in the State FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event during the 2014 Oklahoma FFA Career Development Events at Oklahoma State University on April 26.

Team members were Sara Borden, Mason Ware, Daniel Winn and Hannah Winn. Amber-Pocasset agricultural education instructor and FFA adviser is Billy Scott.

Livestock judging contests are designed to help students evaluate beef cattle, sheep, goats and swine based on physical characteristics and records for breeding and market usage. The participants also give oral reasons explaining their choices of alignment for certain classes.

The OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Department of Animal Science hosted the contest. Link Newcomb; Randy and Deanna Abbott of Pryor, Okla.; and Bruce and Johna Butler of the Elite Swine Program in Hamilton, Mo., sponsor the second-place livestock judging contest winner in the American Royal contest held in October.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division in Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.  With nearly 25,000 members, the Oklahoma FFA Association is the fifth-largest state FFA association. 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. To learn more about the Oklahoma FFA, visit http://okffa.org or follow @ffaok on Twitter.

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