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North Hall FFA team wins dairy cattle evaluation event
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Katelyn Smith, Will Strickland, Katie Pitchford and Karlie LaFerrara are part of North Hall’s Future Farmers of America team that took first place in dairy cattle evaluation at Career Development Events recently. Mitch Davis, far right, is the North Hall FFA sponsor. - photo by For The Times

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The North Hall High Future Farmers of America program took first place in the dairy cattle evaluation during Career Development Events recently at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

The four-student team comprised of  Will Strickland, Katie Pitchford, Karlie LaFerrara and Katelyn Smith competed against 20 other teams from across the state.  In addition, Strickland was rated highest overall among the all participants, and Pitchford was rated third.

The North Hall team has now qualified to compete in the National FFA Career Development Events to be held in October 2017 in Indianapolis.    

As described by the Georgia FFA website, the dairy cattle evaluation event helps students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management. Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics, explain their various classes and analyze a herd record as a team.

This is the second year in a row the school will send a team to national competition.

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