Cassville FFA dairy cattle team places 2nd at state

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Cassville FFA members Kyle Cheek, Colton Dilbeck, Hunter Madison and Dakota Townsend pose for a photo with sponsor Jimmy Hinson after winning second in the dairy cattle evaluation career development event at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Contributed photo

COLUMBIA -- The Cassville FFA Chapter placed second in the dairy cattle evaluation career development event (CDE) at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention.

There were 59 teams in the competition.

The team members consist of Kyle Cheek, Colton Dilbeck, Hunter Madison and Dakota Townsend. Hunter Madison placed seventh, Dilbeck placed 14th and Townsend placed 18th individually out of 224 participants. The advisors for Cassville are Jimmy Hinson and Kelin Kruse.

Individuals in this event are scored based on how well they apply dairy cattle evaluation skills learned in the classroom. Each team evaluates six classes of four dairy cattle and presents oral reasons on their evaluations.

Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this CDE is one way the FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage student learning and make a real connection to lifetime goals.