Twelve members of the Warren Hills FFA recently competed in the NJ FFA Fall Career Development Events at Rutger’s University. These students have been studying for months and gave Warren Hills results to be proud of!
The Fruit and Vegetable Identification team placed 4th in the state! They identified fruit and vegetable species, judged fruit and vegetable species on their saleability qualities, and took a written exam about fruit and vegetable production in NJ. Team members Sarah Chaplain placed 7th, Owen Donnelly placed 9th, Catherine (Cat) Hammond placed 36th, and Gary (Robbie) Hult placed 39th individually out of 82 competitors!
The Land Judging team placed 5th in the state! They identified soil layers in the earth, evaluated land for various uses, and identified slope, water drainage, and other helpful information that land owners would need to access before utilizing land for various purposes. Team members Alexander Ward placed 14th, Robert Farmer placed 20th, Elizabeth (Beth) Wheelan placed 22nd, and Matthew Fletcher placed 36th.
The Milk Quality and Products team placed 6th in the state. They took a written test on their knowledge of the dairy foods industry, identified cheeses, completed a California Mastitis Test, identified real and artificial dairy products, and identified defects in fluid milk samples. Team members Brittany Smith placed 5th, Ian Hale placed 10th, Devon Meshach placed 30th, and Samantha Killian placed 46th.
Students pictured in the photo are from left – right – Land Judging team – Robert Farmer, Alexander Ward, Matthew Fletcher, and Elizabeth Wheelan; Fruit and Vegetable Identification team – Owen Donnelly, Sarah Chaplain, Gary (Robbie) Hult, Catherine Hammond; Milk Quality and Products team – Brittany Smith, Devon Meshach, Samantha Killian, and Ian Hale.