MOUNT VERNON -- Members of the Mount Vernon FFA Chapter won top 10 honors in the State FFA Animal Welfare and Behavior Event during the 2019 Ohio FFA Career Development Events at the state fairgrounds in April.
Team members were Allen Jacobson, Ryan Tiell, Alyse Ladig and Tartiana Suddreth. The team had an overall placing of 6th in the state.
The purpose of the animal behavior & welfare career development event is to stimulate student interest and to promote education in the basics of understanding animals’ evolutionary biology, their biological needs, and indicators of differing levels of welfare and how to holistically evaluate different facilities, husbandry and management.
In addition, Wyatt Kissell was awarded first place at the district level for his Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) project. Members from chapters throughout district 7 submitted applications for recognition within this program. The program rewards FFA members for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a SAE program.
Wyatt’s project is planned with practical activities that are conducted outside of class time to help him develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skills in a real world environment. This award was sponsored through the Ohio FFA Foundation.
FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Ohio Department of Education with more than 25,000 members and 315 chapters. 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.