Dear Teachers,

Reminder - 2009 State Meats Evaluation CDE.

Make sure NOT to have frocks, hairnets, hardhats and gloves on before the contest starts!  They will need to be put on before going into the coolers.  Please take every precaution to keep them clean beforehand.  (no sitting on them in the lobby, etc.)  This will help keep the Meat Science Lab in accordance with Department of Agriculture regulations.

Who:  FFA Members - Junior and Senior Teams

What:  The majority of the contest will be in coolers and freezers.  DRESS WARMLY!

All Students will need to bring:  frock, hairnet, hardhat, (gloves optional), 2 or more #2 pencils, non-memory calculator (seniors only) and a clipboard.

Where:  Athens, Georgia - Animal and Dairy Science Building

When:  Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sign In - 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Contest Will Begin at 9:00 AM

How:  Seniors - Test from "Yellow Pages" Book, Meat Formulation Problem, 40 ID Cuts, 5 Placing Classes, Questions on Placing Classes and Beef Yield and Quality Grading.

Juniors - 25 ID cuts, 5 placing classes, Questions on Placing Classes, 10 Question Test,

There are no elimination contests on the Region Level.  For more information, look at CDE bulletins on the Georgia Ag. Education Website and the National FFA Website.  For any questions, contact your Area Livestock Teacher or myself.

Why:  To develop decision-making and leadership skills in FFA members while broadening their horizons.  This is a great contest for any student to help be become better consumers.

No Cellphones during contest!

Ricky Wheeler
Area Livestock Teacher
Central Region
Agricultural Education

711 Highway 57 West
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401