INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Morgan Meyer and Riley Thobe of the Anna FFA Chapter competed in the 2018 National FFA Agriscience Fair.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a key competition that is part of the annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis. To qualify, FFA members working as individuals or teams in grades seven through 12 are required to conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture or food science industries and win their state’s FFA Agriscience fair. Individuals or teams compete in one of six categories – animal systems; environmental services/natural resources systems; food products and processing systems; plant systems; power, structural and technical systems; or social science.
Meyer and Thobe competed in the animal systems area and outlined the chicken feed trials performed by the sophomore classes. They designed an experiment that tested whether feeding broiler chickens a high omega-fat diet would result in meat with high omega-fat content, specifically DHA. They placed second overall in animal systems for the National FFA Agriscience Fair.
The writer is the Anna FFA assistant reporter.