LaRue students take part in national FFA event

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National convention held in Indianapolis

By The Staff

Members of the LaRue County High School-FFA Chapter were one of 28 teams participating in the 2009 National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event. The competition was Oct. 21-24 during the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.


Participants in the event were asked to take an objective test, design and formulate or reformulate a simulated food product, conduct nutritional analysis and apply food safety as well as sanitation principles.

The National FFA Food Science and Technology CDE is sponsored by Kraft Foods as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. It is one of 23 different national events that use the fun of competition to connect classroom learning and careers.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 506,199 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture — as part of 7,429 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education.

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.

The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st Congress of the United States, and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture.

The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.

Visit www.ffa.org for more information.