ANNA — On Oct. 28, two members of the Anna FFA will represent their chapter at the National FFA Agriscience Fair.
This team consists of Briana Fanaff and Aaron Brautigam, both juniors. Fanaff and Brautigam were named finalist in the Animal Science category in their division at the state level. They then went on to compete at the national level.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a key competition that is part of the annual National FFA Convention & Expo. To qualify, FFA members working as individuals or teams are required to conduct a scientific research project focused on an agricultural topic. The finalists from each state moved on to the national level.
The research that Anna’s team conducted was based on the growth rate of chickens. The students in Anna’s animal science class conducted feed and pen size trials over a seven week period to determine how various feed rations and pen sizes affected growth of meat chickens.
The class recorded observations which Fanaff and Brautigam used in their research project. The Anna FFA wishes Fanaff and Brautigam good luck at the competition on the 28th.
This article was submitted by Anna FFA Reporter Elizabeth Landis.