The Marion FFA Livestock Team and Ag Mechanics Team recently competed in
the State FFA Livestock Judging/Ag Mechanics Career Development Event. The event
was held at The State FFA Center in Covington, 3/19/22.
The Livestock Judging Career Development Event allows agricultural education
students the opportunity to make accurate observations of livestock, determine the
desirable traits in animals, make logical decisions based on their observations, and
discuss and defend those decisions. Participants place classes of breeding and market
beef, sheep, and swine, and then give oral reasons to the judges as to why they placed
each class as they did. Team members include Emily Scott, Conner Hagin, Cecil
Young, and Gus Fulghum.
Ag Mechanics team members Wyatt Morgan, Cole Grier, Jonathan Rameriz,
and Will Robinson participated in individual problem solving and skill development
activities including electrical wiring, small engine repair, welding, and environmental
natural resources. The event included subject matter associated with machinery and
equipment systems and energy systems.
FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership
and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral
part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make
a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier
leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
John Hagin is the Marion County FFA advisor.