Marion/Florence FFA places at district poultry contest

The Marion FFA Chapter placed 7th at the South Central District FFA Poultry Career Development event on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Lyons. Over 300 students on eighteen

teams from the South Central FFA District competed in the contest. The event was coordinated by Dr. Scott Beyer, a poultry specialist from Kansas State University. Marion helped to host

the event at the Celebration Centre in Lyons.

Participants in the event were required to evaluate a class of ready-to-cook broiler carcasses, check for exterior defects in eggs, use a candling light to examine the interior of eggs for defects,

identify various cuts of chicken, place a carcass class, grade a class of eggs, and take a written test. Individually, Ella Mackey placed 9th in the competition. Luke Watkins, Chylynn Watts,

Kellen Waner, Cole Smith, and Caleb Darrow also competed from Marion.

FFA members from Marion helped set up and take down the contest as well as supervised the event during the day.

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