The Sun Valley FFA Chapter recently won the State FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event held on June 20, 2012 at the 84th North Carolina FFA State Convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh. Team members include Mackenzie Graham, Amber Reed, Liz Keech, and Kayla Sumile. Their FFA advisor is Dale Cochran.
The Sun Valley team will compete at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana this October. Participants will take an objective test, design and formulate a simulated food product, practice quality assurance using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles, conduct nutritional analysis, and apply food safety and sanitation principles.
The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of over 17,400 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with nearly 250 local chapters across the state. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit http://ncffa.org/ for more information.