STILLWATER, Okla. — Members of the Guthrie FFA Chapter won second-place honors in the state FFA livestock evaluation career development event during the 2023 Oklahoma FFA Interscholastics at Oklahoma State University on April 29.
Team members are Kynseth Zubrod, Maysen Garrett, Steven Sanders and Ridge Garrett. In individual rankings, Zubrod earned 10th-place honors. The Guthrie agricultural education instructors and FFA advisors are Clay Drake, Savahanna Rennick and Ashley Silvers-Darsow.
Livestock judging contests are designed to help students evaluate beef cattle, sheep, goats and swine based on physical characteristics and records for breeding and market usage. The participants also give oral reasons explaining their choices of alignment for certain classes.
The OSU Ferguson College of Agriculture and the OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences hosted the contest. American Royal qualifying sponsors are Randy and Deanna Abbott of Bar A. Inc. in Pryor, Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association.
The team will compete in the American Royal Livestock Judging contest held in November.
FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education system. With more than 29,000 members and 366 chapters, the Oklahoma FFA Association is the fifth-largest state FFA association. 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. To learn more about the Oklahoma FFA, visit okffa.org.