STILLWATER, Okla. — Members of the Tuttle FFA Chapter won first place in the state FFA meats evaluation and technology career development event during the 2021 Oklahoma FFA Interscholastics at Oklahoma State University on April 24.
Team members are Kim Boyer, Taylor McGill, Adison Smith and Madelyne Tinder. Boyer placed first while McGill, Smith and Tinder placed second, fourth and seventh, respectively. The chapter’s agricultural education instructors and FFA advisers are C.L. McGill and Carey Mittelstaedt.
This team will represent Oklahoma in the meats evaluation and technology CDE at the National FFA Convention in October.
The meats evaluation and technology CDE requires members to complete a written test, judge quality, yield and grade of beef carcasses, and evaluate and place beef, lamb and pork carcasses. Participants also identify various cuts of meat in relation to species, prime and retail cuts.
The OSU Ferguson College of Agriculture and the Department of Animal Science hosted the contest. Sponsors for this event include the Noble Research Institute, CEV Multimedia and the Don Troub Memorial Trust. Oklahoma Youth Expo will provide a $1,000 scholarship to the high-placing individual.
FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education system. With more than 25,000 members and 365 chapters, the Oklahoma FFA Association is the fifth-largest state FFA association. 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. To learn more about the Oklahoma FFA, visit okffa.org.