Elsberry FFA food science

The Elsberry FFA Chapter won the food science and technology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention in Sedalia. From left to right, From left to right, Advisor Sarah Ray, Kaitlin Tapley, Lillian Jones and Emma Brushwood.

Elsberry, Mo. - The Elsberry FFA Chapter won the food science and technology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention in Sedalia. There were 17 teams in the competition.

The team members include Lillian Jones, Kaitlin Tapley and Emma Brushwood. Jones was named top individual in the state. Tapley placed second and Brushwood placed fifth out of 62 participants. The Elsberry FFA advisors are Sarah Ray and Jason Vandivort.

The food science and technology CDE requires students to have an in-depth understanding of food product development, food presentation and food safety issues. Participants also use their sensory skills to solve problems and make sound decisions.

Sponsored by University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, this CDE is one way the FFA prepares student members for career success. CDEs engage student learning and make a real connection to lifetime goals.

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