The State FFA Poulty Evaluation Career Development event (CDE) was held in Athens on March 23-24, 2018. Ware Middle FFA placed 2nd in the Area CDE, advancing to the state contest, and Ware High FFA also advanced by placing 1st in the Area CDE. Ware Middle's team placed 8th in the State Junior Poultry CDE, and the high school team placed 9th in the State Senior Poultry CDE.
Through the Poultry CDE, students gain skills and career awareness for a variety of jobs related to Georgia's poultry industry. While competing, students participate in a comprehensive event relating to judging, placing, grading and identifying live birds, carcasses, eggs, poultry parts, presenting oral reasons, participating in a team activity and taking a management test. The event is sponsored by The University of Georgia Poultry Science Department and Georgia Agricultural Education. High School team members were: Alan Bennett, Colt Henderson, Dawson Rowland and Elijah Harrell. Middle School team members were Colleen Barber, Alexis King, Hanna Dorminey and Lillie Patterson.
Team picture: From Left: Alan B. Lillie P., Colt H., Hanna D., Alexis K., Colleen B., Ellijah H., Dawson R.