The Poultry Federation (TPF) was proud to sponsor the 93rd Annual Oklahoma FFA State Convention. The convention was held on April 30th-May 1st, 2019 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma FFA Association has more than 27,000 members representing 362 chapters and is the 4th largest state FFA association.
TPF sponsored a scholarship in the amount of $1,100 for the Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) High Individual Winner. The winner of this award was Mekenzie Beller of Watts FFA. The State Champion team for this CDE event was Colcord FFA. Team members include, Malcolm Potter who placed 2nd in the event, Summer Coleman (4th place), Wyatt Priest (5th place), and Benton Denny (9th place), respectively.
Poultry Evaluation CDE-1st Place Team-Colcord FFA.
Cynda Clary (second from right), OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources associate dean for academic programs, joins Clint Rusk (left), OSU Animal and Food Sciences department head, and Allison Richey (right), Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma, congratulate Joshua Gilstrap (second from left), Colcord agricultural instructor and FFA adviser, and team members Benton Penny (third form left), Wyatt Priest (fourth from left), Malcolm Potter (fourth from right), and Summer Coleman.
The poultry evaluation career development event requires members to evaluate chickens, turkeys, processed products and eggs, present oral reasons on the placing of their classes, identify poultry parts and complete a written general knowledge exam.
TPF also co-sponsored the Poultry Production State Proficiency Awards with Cobb-Vantress. Emily Jech of Kansas FFA was the first place winner of this award, followed by Mathew Hansen of Lomega FFA (2nd place), and Molly Franks of Adair FFA (3rd place).
Poultry Production Proficiency Award
Emily Jech (second from left) of the Kansas FFA Chapter captured first-place honors in the 2019 Oklahoma FFA Poultry Production State Proficiency Award area. Bray Haven (right) congratulates Jech as well as Mathew Hansen (left) of the Lomega FFA Chapter and Molly Franks of the Adair FFA Chapter, who received second and third place, respectively.
The poultry production proficiency award is designed to recognize students who are involved in a supervised agricultural experience related to the management practices to produce and market chickens, turkeys, domestic fowl, such as ducks, geese and guinea, and their products.
While at convention, students were educated on the opportunities and careers available in the poultry industry in Oklahoma during the State Convention Career Show.