INDIANAPOLIS -- The North Putnam FFA Chapter will be participating in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Oct. 20--23.
Members of the team are Keegan Foltz, Valerie Scott, Tari Straziscar and Tatum Straziscar. The team is coached by Kate Skirvin.
"This CDE provides FFA members the ability to gain awareness of career and professional opportunities in the field of food science and technology, marketing and management occupations," said Melissa Brown, CDE program manager.
Participants take an objective test, design and formulate or reformulate a simulated food product, practice quality assurance-Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles, conduct a sensory analysis and apply food safety and sanitation principles.
The National FFA Food Science and Technology CDE is sponsored by Kraft Foods as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The event is one of 23 CDEs held annually at the national FFA convention.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of over 520,284 student members who are a part of 7,429 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988 in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.