On June 3rd, 12 students from the Bear Lake FFA Chapter competed in events in

Moscow Idaho at the Idaho State FFA Career Development Events (CDE). We competed in several events: Milk Quality and Dairy Products, Livestock Judging, Dairy Cow Judging, and Ag Mechanics.

Milk Quality and Dairy Products consist of tasting different samples of milk, cheese, and other dairy products to determine if they are dairy or non-dairy. They had to taste different milk samples that have added flavor for the contestants to say where the cow was or if something happened to the milk to make it taste the way it does. There is also cheese identification, milk fat content, and a test they had to take. The Bear Lake team took 10th out of the whole state. Adrie Wells, Courtney Wells, Whitney Teuscher, and Adam Declark made up the team.

Livestock Judging is precisely what it sounds like. Contestants judged different classes of sheep,steers, heifers, and pigs. They had to give reasons in two classes. The team consisted of Wyatt

Lloyd, Kyle Skinner, Alex Alleman, and Whitney Teuscher.

Callie Crane, Thomas Jenson, Wyatt Lloyd, and Alex Alleman competed in dairy judging. They must place classes of dairy cows and give reasons. They judge them on the cow’s structure and udder. In addition to the dairy team, Nolan Jenson was a dairy handler. He handled the dairy cows.

Ag Mechanics is made up of several different areas like Tool ID, PVC Pipe Fitting, Small Engines and Welding. Thomas Jenson did Tool ID, James Alleman competed in PVC Pipe Fitting, Nolan Jenson participated in Small Engines, and Zach Mattson took Second in Arc Welding out of the whole state.

We would like to congratulate the Milk Quality and Dairy Products team and Zach Mattson for placing 10th and second out of the whole state.

We would also like to thank our advisor Mr. Wells for encouraging us to do our best.