Longview FFA chapter earns area honors

COLLEGE STATION — Longview FFA placed as Reserve Champion in the Area VI Meat Science contest to qualify for State. Team members included: Isidro Alvarez, Kayla Owings, Lamante Talbert and Ty Crabb

Longview FFA Meats Team also placed 1st at Sul Ross State University and 3rd at Northwest. Isidro Alvarez was the High Point Individual at the Sul Ross State University and Northwest Meat Science Career Development Event.

Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. Approximately 14,100 students began the statewide tournament in 28 different events which reflect classroom instruction in technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000 active FFA members. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions. 
From left to right: LHS Ag Teacher John Denson, Lamante Talbert, Isidro Alvarez, Ty Crabb, Kayla Owings, and Texas State FFA President Jason Edmondson.
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