Crowley FFA recognized at Louisiana Livestock Exhibition Awards Program
The Louisiana FFA Association announced the 2020 state winners of the Livestock Exhibition Awards program.
Eighteen chapters applied for awards.
The Livestock Exhibition Awards program recognizes FFA chapters whose members are actively involved in the raising and showing of domesticated livestock.
Species include beef, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and rabbits. FFA members participating in livestock projects are responsible for the health and growth of their animals, and they prepare them for shows on the parish, district, and state levels.
Members exhibit their animals in the show ring where a judge selects the top-performing animals based on accepted industry standards.
Additionally, members can earn awards based on their abilities as showmen, and at the state level, they can compete in their knowledge of animals and the industry in the premier exhibitor events.
Chapters participating in the program completed an extensive application detailing the accomplishments of their members.
The applications were graded by a committee of agri-science teachers to select winners in each category.
State finalists and winners receive certificates and banners.
The Crowley FFA Chapter was recognized in the following categories:
• Superior Chapter – Any chapter with FFA members showing in at least one livestock show on the district and/or state level is eligible for this award.
• Bronze Emblem Chapter – To compete for gold, silver or bronze awards, chapters must qualify for the superior chapter award and complete the long form.
Chapters use the long form to report the full show placings and other awards won by each FFA member.
Placings at each level (district or state) receive points. Judges calculate the points, and rank the chapters as gold, silver or bronze.
Chapters receive a multi-year plaque and yearly plaque inserts, commonly known as spurs, specifying the level achieved each year.
The Louisiana FFA Association is composed of 11,300 student members from 204 FFA chapters in 51 parishes.
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. FFA operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States