VERSAILLES – The Versailles High School FFA Chapter from Versailles will send members to Louisville, Ky., as they vie for national honors in the area of Food Science and Technology and Agricultural Communications. Support for the Career Development Events is provided by Kraft Foods Group and Osborn Barr.
Chapter members participating in Food Science and Technology are Brice Berger, Christa Puthoff, Dylan Hesson, and Katelyn Goettemoeller. Members participating in the Agricultural Communications event are Alyssa Morgan, Collin Peters, and Courtney Rose. The chapter advisor is Dena Wuebker.
These are two of 24 national CDE areas, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Participants in the Food Science and Technology CDE take an objective test, practice quality assurance principles, conduct a sensory analysis and apply food safety and sanitation principles. As a team, participants design and formulate or reformulate a simulated food product. CDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.
The three-member Agricultural Communications team is challenged in all areas of the agricultural communications field. Each team puts together a media plan and presentation to explain how they would publicize an event or issue. Participants attend a press conference and utilize information gathered to complete individual practicums in design, electronic media and writing. Students are also tested on editing and other communications skills. CDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.
Brice Berger, Katyln Goettemoeller, Christa Putoff and Dylan Hesson will represent Ohio in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Contest after placing first in Ohio.