Reserve Champion honors for Dairy Cattle Evaluation Team ...

The 2022 Iowa FFA Dairy Cattle Career Development Event was held in conjunction with the Youth Dairy Classic in Manchester Friday, September 9. Twenty-eight teams and individuals participated in this year’s Career Development Event designed to provide students an opportunity to display their knowledge and skills in the area of dairy cattle selection and management. As a part of the contest, FFA members evaluated six classes of heifers and/or cows, gave one set of oral reasons that required members to justify how they placed the class, and a written examination that covered the production and management of a dairy herd.

The Waukon FFA team of (left to right in the submitted photo above) Kiersten Gibbs, Alaina Gebel, Cassidy Gibbs and Elizabeth Fossum was recognized as the Reserve Champion team at the event. Individually, Cassidy Gibbs placed 13th, Fossum placed eighth, Kiersten Gibbs placed sixth and Gebel placed fourth.

Thursday, September 15, the team of Dalton Ellickson, Alaina Gebel, Ethan Palmer and Bralin Regan competed in the district dairy judging event held in conjunction with the Tri-State Dairy Expo held at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar. In both events, the team placed second with top-ten individual finishes from Palmer in fifth and Regan in ninth in the northeast district event. Article by Mallory Berns, Waukon FFA Chapter Reporter.