Headed to national convention in October
MARTIN—On May 10, 25 FFA chapters from all three regions competed in the State Veterinary Science Career Development Event, or CDE.
The state winner of the Veterinary Science CDE was the Anderson County FFA Chapter from East Tennessee. They will represent Tennessee at the National FFA Convention in October and compete against teams from across the nation for the national title.
The teams that participated completed a written exam that determined the team members’ broad understanding of the veterinary science field, and completed an identification round that consisted of equipment ID, parasite ID, and breed ID. Teams also participated in a math practicum that included conversions, dose calculations, dilutions, cost calculations, and invoices. The Top 10 teams then completed a team activity that consisted of completing a scenario to cure a horse of colic to determine the state winner.
The winner of the Western Region was the Halls FFA Chapter and the winner of the Middle Region was the Cookeville FFA Chapter. Those chapters also placed second and third place in the state contest, respectively.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education, a press release said. Nationally, there are 579,678 FFA members, aged 12-21. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of 13,644 members from 213 high school chapters, seven middle school chapters, and eight collegiate chapters across the state of Tennessee. To learn more about FFA visit www.tnffa.org.