Silex FFA Meats Evaluation Team

The Silex FFA Chapter placed second in the meats evaluation and technology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. From left to right, Natalie Kientzy, Landon White, Sara Grateke and Maddy Hall.

Silex, Mo. - The Silex FFA Chapter placed second in the meats evaluation and technology career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 24 teams in the competition.

The team members include Natalie Kientzy, Maddy Hall, Landon White and Sara Grateke. Kientzy placed second, Hall placed sixth, White placed 25th and Grateke placed 46th out of 88 participants. The Silex FFA advisor is Sean O’Brien.

Participants in the event are required to complete comprehensive exams in meat selection, storage, cooking, nutrition and safety. They also are asked to perform activities involving mathematical formulas for making cost-efficient meat products. Competitors identify cuts of meat by species, retail trade name and prime cut identification.