Farm Talk

December 6, 2012

National FFA organization names Kansas team National Event Winners— Milk Quality and Products


Parsons, Kansas — Winners of the National FFA Milk Quality and Products Career Development Event (CDE) were announced recently at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Dave Snyder served as superintendent of this year's event.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The milk and cheese products used for the event were provided by Fair Oaks Farms of Fair Oaks, Ind.

The National Milk Quality and Products CDE is a competitive event that allows students to prove their knowledge about the recognition, selection and management necessary for quality milk and dairy products. Participants must complete a written exam on milk production and marketing, evaluate milk samples for flavor and quality, identify cheeses and characteristics and complete milk acceptability tests in the team activity. Each team competed at local and state levels to earn the privilege to represent their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

This event, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. £