1,232 FFA Members from across the state of Wisconsin came to Madison at the end of April to complete in 15 different Career Development Events (CDE’s).
During CDE competitions, FFA members in grades 7 to 12 are challenged to develop critical thinking skills and effective decision-making skills, foster teamwork and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement. Most CDE teams consisted of 4 members who advanced through regional live and virtual competitions to be able to represent their FFA Chapter at the Wisconsin FFA CDE contest. There were 331 total teams from over 140 schools competing this year.
The Midwest Farm Report will continue to post results.
The Milton FFA Chapter placed 1st in the Milk Quality CDE which included 35 teams and 137 contestants. Members scored milk, samples cheese, identified natural versus artificial product, and scored sediment disc after completing a general dairy product knowledge exam. Team members include William Hentschel, Hannah Pennycook, Samuel Zabel, & Faith Traynor.
Hannah Pennycook placed 4th overall and was the high member on the team. The team will now advance to the National FFA Convention and represent Wisconsin FFA in the National Milk Quality Career Development Event.