The Purdy FFA Chapter won first place in the Dairy Cattle Evaluation career development event at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia. There were 60 teams in the competition.
Team members consisted of Jake Beaty, Jake Henderson, Alex Mareth and Jared Smith. In the individual event, Smith finished third, Henderson placed sixth, and Beaty placed 11th. Purdy FFA advisors are Laura Hensley and David Mareth.
Individuals in the event are scored based on how well they apply dairy cattle evaluation skills taught in the classroom. Each team evaluates six classes of four dairy cattle and presents oral reasons on the evaluations.