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Local FFA team participates in national dairy cattle event

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Local students compeing at the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event were, from left Clay Mulder, Blane Merkley, Trey McGowen, Garrett Archuleta and adviser Kristina Moore.

Members of the Churchill County FFA Chapter in Nevada were one of 43 teams participating in the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event (CDE).

The event was held in conjunction with the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The team, led by advisor Kristina Moore, was awarded a Gold emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 166 other participants. Clay Mulder received a Gold emblem, Trey McGowan received a Silver emblem, Garrett Archuleta received a Silver emblem and Blane Merkley received a Bronze emblem.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the dairy cattle evaluation and management event are sponsored by Allflex USA Inc.

The National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE is a competitive event that tests the student's ability to select and manage quality dairy cattle. Event components include six classes of dairy cattle, herd record evaluation and dairy management team activity. Each team competed at local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their home state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

The event, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members demonstrate their ability to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

About National FFA Organization

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The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 610,240 student members as part of 7,665 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress.

FFA is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at http://www.ffa.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

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