Section 21 Dairy Evaluation Career Development Event
Sandoval FFA Members recently participated in the Section 21 Dairy Evaluation Career Development Event at Bond County Fair grounds. FFA Members participated in the Dairy Evaluation Workshop that was presented before the actual contest began. Members were taught what character traits are favorable for dairy cattle to have that will allow for more production. Sandoval FFA members did receive 8th place as a team. Mack Weiss placed 14th individually in the Section 21 contest. Other Sandoval FFA participants included Levi Brown, Mika Taylor, Dori Brandt, Bailee Dykstra, Riley Thompson, Savannah Estes, and Abby Shaffer.
Kaskaskia College Agriculture Department held the State FFA Dairy Evaluation Contest, which Sandoval FFA also participated in. The event was held at Kaskaskia College on the main campus. Levi Brown was Sandoval’s high scorer for the event.
The Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event helps students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management. Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics explain their various classes and analyze a herd record as a team.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Photo attached: Sandoval FFA Dairy CDE participants