Wheaton FFA dairy foods team wins state competition

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Wheaton FFA Chapter won the dairy foods career development event at the 90th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 45 teams in the competition. Team members include: Lina Hang, Calista Burns, Ariana Williams and McAla McManus.

Individually, Hang placed first; Burns, seventh; Williams, ninth; and McManus, 11th out of 175 students.

The Wheaton advisor is David Bolton.

The participants in the competition taste-test milk samples for flavor, identify 14 different types of cheese, and use a scoring system to test milk products according to USDA standards.

The hands-on portion of the event is combined with an intensive written examination. Sponsored by University of Missouri, Columbia, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this contest is one way FFA prepares student members for career success.

CDEs engage students in learning and make real connections to lifetime goals.