Wheaton FFA poultry team wins state contest

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Wheaton FFA members Haley Beck, Kayla Mason, Lia Boa Yang and Meng Yang pose for a photo after winning first place in the poultry career development event (CDE) at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Contributed photo

COLUMBIA -- The Wheaton FFA Chapter won first place in the poultry career development event (CDE) at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention.

There were 47 teams in the competition.

The winning team members are Haley Beck, Kayla Mason, Lia Boa Yang and Meng Yang. Mason placed first, Lia Boa Yang placed fourth, Haley Beck placed eighth and Meng Yang placed 12th overall out of 178 participants. Their advisors are David Bolton and Eric Roller.

The poultry teams evaluate, identify and present their findings on live production hens, ready-to-cook turkeys, processed poultry products, cartons of eggs and broiler parts. In addition, a multiple-choice test and a problem-solving section on poultry management and production are included in the scoring.

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. CDE's engage student learning and make a real connection to lifetime goals.